Youth Programs

Current Programs

Phone Video: Up Your Game with Layers
Wednesday, April 14 @ 4 PM

In this class students will use layers to create a variety of effects that change the aesthetics and tone of the video using a free phone app

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    Comic Book Cover
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 4 PM

    Comic book covers are all about action and fun. In this class, learn how to make your own!

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      Create a Birthday Card
      Wednesday, April 28 @ 4 PM

      Make a unique birthday card for someone you care about using free online software

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        Record a Podcast!
        Wednesday, May 5 @ 4 PM

        Podcasts are an extremely popular media format. In this class, students will plan and record a podcast together about a topic of their choice.

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          #RLDCHI: Design It Online
          Thursday, May 13 @ 4 PM

          Find out what’s the best software you can use online for free to edit images, create GIFs and graphics, and make music. Feel free to drop in at any time during the session to experiment with and ask questions about what’s available for the media you are interested in making. This activity is open to middle and high school students.

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            Game Scenery
            Monday, April 12 @ 4 PM

            CHICAT Maker Lab Class about making pixel art inspired by video game backgrounds, for middle school and high school students

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              3D Logos
              Monday, April 19 @ 4 PM

              CHICAT Maker Lab Class about making 3D modeled logos designed by students, for middle school and high school students

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                Block Art
                Monday, April 26 @ 4 PM

                CHICAT Maker Lab Class about making Minecraft styled art using 3D voxels, for middle school and high school students

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                  Pixel Portraits
                  Monday, May 3 @ 4 PM

                  CHICAT Maker Lab Class about making Self-Portraits in pixel art, for middle school and high school students

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                    #RLDCHI: 3D Ice Cream
                    Thursday, May 13 @ 4 PM

                    Try your hand at digital sculpting! This is the process of creating characters in 3D software and it is used in video games and visual effects (vfx) for movies. This specific workshop will be focused on having participants create their own 3D Ice Cream Character in a guided hands-on activity lead by CHICAT’s Maker Lab Instructor. Participants will be given a brief overview of a couple of careers that use this art-making skill and then they will have time to try it out themselves. This activity is open to middle school and high school students.

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                      Design Lab Speaker
                      Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM

                      CHICAT workshop about being paid to work professionally as an Illustrator, for high school students only

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                        Exhibition Opportunities
                        Thursday, April 22 @ 4 PM

                        CHICAT workshop about applying to shows and presenting your art, for high school students only

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                          Resume Workshop
                          Thursday, April 29 @ 4 PM

                          CHICAT workshop about successful resumes and the best approach students can take to write their own resumes, for high school students only

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                            Project Reviews
                            Thursday, May 6 @ 4 PM

                            CHICAT workshop about sharing your projects with others and getting feedback on your art, for high school students only

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                              #RLDCHI: Design It Online
                              Thursday, May 13 @ 4 PM

                              Find out what’s the best software you can use online for free to edit images, create GIFs and graphics, and make music. Feel free to drop in at any time during the session to experiment with and ask questions about what’s available for the media you are interested in making. This activity is open to middle and high school students.

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                                #RLDCHI: 3D Ice Cream
                                Thursday, May 13 @ 4 PM

                                Try your hand at digital sculpting! This is the process of creating characters in 3D software and it is used in video games and visual effects (vfx) for movies. This specific workshop will be focused on having participants create their own 3D Ice Cream Character in a guided hands-on activity lead by CHICAT’s Maker Lab Instructor. Participants will be given a brief overview of a couple of careers that use this art-making skill and then they will have time to try it out themselves. This activity is open to middle school and high school students.

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                                  #RLDCHI: Render It Realistic
                                  Thursday, May 13 @ 4 PM

                                  Bring your sharpened pencil & paper to discover tips and tricks that artists use to make 2D drawings seem 3 Dimensional. Drop in at any time to see demos using basic art supplies. Bring your questions, whether in black & white, drawing, watercolor or acrylic media and beyond. Famous artists will be explored through the styles of Optical Art & Anime Illustration. You will leave with some resources on how to follow up and renew your practice of drawing. This activity is geared toward middle and high school students.

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                                    Improv
                                    Friday, April 9 @ 4 PM

                                    Bring a quick wit and a sense of humor to join CHICAT for a session of easy-to-join Improv games. These activities will involve “One Word at a Time,” “Actor Switch,” and “Translation.”

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                                      Sketchpad #2 – Drawing Cartoon Critters
                                      Friday, April 16 @ 4 PM

                                      Bring your pencil and paper and join your peers in drawing out cartoon critters influenced by works such as Pokemon and Digimon. 

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                                        Movie Night
                                        Friday, April 23 @ 4 PM

                                        Watch Party with the Youth Arts team. Bring a snack and a drink! 

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                                          Pictionary
                                          Friday, April 30 @ 4 PM

                                          A student is privately given a prompt and they must draw it out as the other students guess what it is. 

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                                            Group Reflection
                                            Friday, May 7 @ 4 PM

                                            Join us and reflect on the art we produced and the techniques we learned. Be sure to stick around for information on the upcoming Summer 2021 session. 

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