Youth Fall Programs

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Digital Sculpting
(September 26th -December 16th) Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm -6:30pm

Students in this course will create custom characters and creatures using Zbrush. This industry standard 3D software is used in everything from games to VFX in movies.

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    Storybook Pop-Up: Paper Sculptures
    (September 26th -December 16th) Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm -6:30pm

    Students will develop their story-telling skills in a set of drawings that they use to project into 3D paper sculptures. Using repurposed books, students will design individual creatures or landscapes that will bring their story to life. The Pop-up sculpture will be displayed in an art exhibition with their peers at the end of the session.

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      Intro into Graphic Design
      (September 26th -December 16th) Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm -6:30pm

      Interested in creating awesome posters for Movies, Comic Books, or for Video Games and wished you had the design skills to make something similar? Students in this course will learn how to create eye-catching posters through Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Canva without previous experience in graphic design.

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        Fun Fridays: Exploring STEAM through Play
        (September 26th -December 16th) Available only on Fridays from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

        Fun Fridays are a great way for youth to end their week as a reward for working hard! The kiddos deserve some time to socialize and explore various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based projects!

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          3D Maker Lab
          Design Lab
          Digital Lab
          Creative Coding
          (September 26th -December 16th) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm

          Mix your tech and creative skills together to design and build electronic projects. Students will use lights, servo motors, Arduinos and more to bring their ideas into reality.

          This course is anticipated to be in person. It will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm beginning September 26th!

          Location: Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W. 13th St. Chicago, IL 60608

          To apply, visit https://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

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            Unveil Yourself: Creative 3D Candles
            (September 26th -December 16th) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm

            Using technical drawings, students will design a simple clay figure or object that will be molded into an environment for wax pours. They will learn about color theory and problem-solving complex ideas. The design will express their ideas of freedom through identity. Students will exhibit their work in a final display amongst their peers in Gallery 1701. 

            This course is anticipated to be in person. It will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm beginning September 26th!

            Location: Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W. 13th St. Chicago, IL 60608

            To apply, visit https://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

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              Cut-Out Animation: Introduction to Animation
              (September 26th -December 16th) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm

              This class is focused on teaching student’s digital cutout style animation techniques, with scanned images and vector graphics. South Park is a notable example of the cutout-style.

              This course is anticipated to be in person. It will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4:30pm -6:30pm beginning September 26th!

              Location: Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W. 13th St. Chicago, IL 60608

              To apply, visit https://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

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