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IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH 2020

FALL AFTERSCHOOL COURSES: Week 1

Reimagining Your Home: A Photo Montage & Collage Unit

One-week Virtual Experience for Teens, Monday-Friday from 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Week 1: Sessions runs 9/14/2020 – 9/18/2020
Registration closes 72hrs prior
Pay what you can afford: $65 – $125 per weekly program

If you could reimagine your home, your room, or your neighborhood, what would you do? What would you change and how might that look? We have all spent more time in our environments because of a global pandemic and may have wondered how we can change what we see. In this session teens will learn how to reimagine their home environment using digital photography and design software.

This week-long, afterschool program allows students to enjoy the creative process of designing an alternative reality to their daily life using a visual medium. Guided sessions walk teens through how to perceive objects and use photography to give them new life and perspective. Teens will be introduced to digital editing software where they can use collage and photomontage techniques to alter what they see every day and design a new way to see their world.

This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device each day from 3:30 – 5PM. Students will also need access to a smartphone or mobile device with a working camera.

Parents are required to register on behalf of their child. Forms will be emailed requesting more information on the student(s) participating.

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FALL COURSES: Week 2

Exploring “Yes, and…” in Creative Storytelling [Ages 11 – 15]

One-week Virtual Experience for Teens, Monday-Friday from 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Week 2: Sessions runs 9/21/2020 – 9/25/2020
Registration closes 72hrs prior
Pay what you can afford: $65 – $125 per weekly program

In an integrated world, we are constantly communicating through email, text, phone and social media. We’re able to share our ideas and gain insight from others on the creative endeavors in our lives. And with the current concerns about COVID, we’re relying even more on digital video chats to communicate. But how can young artists learn to work better together when they can’t be physically in the same space? What skills do creative teens need to better communicate with their peers to share their artistic vision, gain feedback and insight, or work collaboratively at a distance?

This week-long session will walk students through techniques used in the performance art world to enhance their communication skills using imagination and play. Students will engage in a series of creative activities like collaborative storytelling to re-envision their homes and lives before, during and after the global pandemic.

For students who participated in Week 1’s digital photography workshop, this session will bridge ideas created through a visual medium and now use oral and auditory techniques to tell their stories.

This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device each day from 3:30 – 5PM.

Parents are required to register on behalf of their child. Forms will be emailed requesting more information on the student(s) participating.

What Parents Can Expect

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FALL COURSES: Week 3, 4 & 5

Get On My Level: Exploring the Relationship Between 2D and 3D [Ages 11-15]

Three-week Virtual Experience for Teens, Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Week 3 – 5: Sessions runs 9/28/2020 – 10/21/2020
Registration closes 72hrs prior
Pay what you can afford: $85 – $125 per weekly program

What is the relationship between 2D art and design and 3D art and design? In this afterschool program, teens explore how to create and use 2D concepts to then build 3D projects. Creative themes and sequenced projects will guide teens in building sustained conceptual and technical skills, preparing us with a foundation for 3D printing, laser cutting, and, other makerspaces adventures while at home!

Together, teens will work through the design ideation process while working on several projects that will build skills in identifying 2D concepts that then translate to creating and fabricating in three dimensions using 3D-digital modeling tools on user-friendly, could-based software (like TinkerCAD and Fusion 360). During these afternoon sessions, teens will have the opportunity to create sketches and blueprints that move them through 2D and 3D art and design projects. They may begin with simple sketches and move towards topographical map relief sculpture, or use model clay to create a mold and cast. Each step builds off another and leads towards a more comprehensive final project.

This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device each day from 3:30 – 5PM. A materials list will be sent prior to the start of the class for projects; these will include many items you can find at home already!

Parents are required to register on behalf of their child. Forms will be emailed requesting more information on the student(s) participating.

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FALL COURSES: Week 4

Art & Activism: Using Your Illustrative voice [Ages 11-15]

One-week Virtual Experience for Teens, Monday – Thursday from 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Week 4: Sessions runs 10/5/2020 – 10/8/2020
Registration closes 72hrs prior
Pay what you can afford: $65 – $125 per weekly program

Artists not only use their art to react to politics but also to shape politics in their community. An artists’ work can create a powerful statement to express ideas and emotions through a single image or through a series of work.

In this class, teens will discover and create their own artist manifesto as a guide to creating their art, while learning about political art movements of the past and present. Using a variety of techniques including illustration, comic making, collage, and wheatpaste, we will create posters that answer the question: What is the role of an artist in 2020?

This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device each day from 3:30 – 5PM. A materials list will be sent prior to the start of the class for projects; these will include many items you can find at home already!

Parents are required to register on behalf of their child. Forms will be emailed requesting more information on the student(s) participating.

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SUMMER COURSE 1

Mission Control: Help Build The First Martian Colony

Two-week Virtual Teen Experiences, Monday-Friday from 10AM – 3PM

Mission 1: Launches on July 20, 2020
Mission 2: Launches on August 10, 2020
Registration closes one week prior to launch
Pay what you can afford: $300 – $800 per Mission

Mission Control Seeks

“Mission Control, we need your help!” Calling all junior engineers and roboticists. Are you ready to help build the first Martian colony? Mission Control needs your help to guide our three astronauts who have just landed on Mars to solve challenging engineering problems and program robots to create safe structures for humans. We’ve got a new team of astronauts heading to Mars now and are scheduled to arrive two weeks after you join our crew, so help our astronauts complete the first life-sustaining structure on another planet!

During this two week mission, you will be our go-to team on Earth for discovering solutions for our astronauts building on the Martian terrain. Log in daily to the inter-planetary transmission from our three Martian Astronauts to help solve their build and robotic challenges. As part of the team, you will receive model building equipment and robotics equipment to test out at home and explore multiple ways problem-solve for our astronauts. Once you’ve found the solution to their challenge, report back, and tell them how to build it!

Our “pay what you can afford” model allows equitable access for all income levels. If you can contribute more, we encourage you to share so others can join at their affordability level.


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Parents are required to register on behalf of their child. Forms will be emailed requesting more information on the student(s) participating.




SUMMER COURSE 2

Stop Motion Animation (Ages 7+)

Three-session Class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4PM – 5PM

Starting June 22, 2020
Registration closes June 21
$30 per student

Learn how to create your own stop motion animated films using a smartphone or tablet device. During the online sessions, we will review many different styles of stop motion animation and the techniques designers use in creating their film. Students will learn how to design their characters, use household objects for set design, and use storyboards to map out their narrative. This workshop is the first step in understanding the mechanics of stop motion animation using a mobile device.

The class will include two 1-hr sessions with the Instructor as they design their stories and setup their animation, and will include a Watch Party where they can share their final movie with the class. Students are encouraged to use their imagination to bring items in their own homes to life!

This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device. Students will also need access to a smartphone or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app installed.

Session 1: What is Stop Motion Animation?
Monday, 6/22/20 from 4PM – 5PM

Session 2: Setting Up & Filming Your Movie
Friday, 6/26/20 from 4PM – 5PM

Session 3: Watch Party!
Wednesday, 7/1/20 from 4PM – 5PM


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