Youth Summer Programs

Current Programs

3D Pop Culture
Session 1: July 6 - July 16 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Students will create 3D modeled versions of iconic characters and props from video games, shows, and movies.  

This course will be offered remotely.

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    Worldwide Architecture
    Session 2: July 19 - July 30 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Students will learn about architecture styles from various regions and cultures of the world while creating projects influenced by what they learn.  

    This course will be offered remotely.

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      Model Movie Vehicles
      Session 3: August 2 - August 13 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

      Students will create replicas of iconic vehicles from different movies in the free 3d modeling software TinkerCAD. 

      This course will be offered remotely.

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        Render it Realistic
        Session 1: July 6 - July 16 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

        Bring your pencil & eraser to learn all the tips and tricks to making real-life drawings look realistic.  Pro Tip:  A black marker & white color pencil would be helpful, but not necessary.

        This course will be offered remotely.

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          Create an Anime Flipbook in Motion
          Session 2: July 19 - July 30 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

          Bring your pencil & eraser to learn all the tips and tricks of making Manga comic book characters and discover how to turn them into Animations using motion.  Pro Tip:  A black marker & white-out would be helpful, but not necessary.

          This course will be offered remotely.

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            Draw 4D! Optical Illusions
            Session 3: August 2 - August 13 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

            Bring your pencil & eraser to learn all the tips and tricks to making 2D drawings that look like they are popping off your page.  Pro Tip:  A ruler & black marker would be helpful, but not necessary.

            This course will be offered remotely.

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              Memes & GIFs
              Session 1: July 6 - July 16 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

              Grumpy cat lives! Have fun learning how to make memes and GIFs from scratch using free online software. Students will need a laptop or desktop computer.

              This course will be offered remotely.

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                Songwriting & Beats
                Session 2: July 19 - July 30 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                Ever wonder how to write a song? In this class, we will write beats and songs with loops and samples using free online software. You will write a full song from beginning to end, including mixing and adding effects. Students will need a laptop or desktop computer.

                This course will be offered remotely.

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                  Phone Photography
                  Session 3: August 2 - August 13 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                  Your phone is a mighty tool – in this class, you will learn how to make the most of it. We will cover lighting, composition, portraits, close-ups, and much more. Students will need a phone that they can download free photo apps to.

                  This course will be offered remotely.

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                    3D Maker Lab: High Voltage @ CHICAT
                    July 6 - August 12 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                    Take your next step in STEAM education by diving into the world of electronics. Students in this course will complete hands-on projects to gain experience using equipment unique to maker labs. If you are interested in building circuits, working with electronics, or coding then this is the course for you! 

                    This program is in person. COVID Precautions. Mask and Daily Screening Required.

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                      Design Lab: Wearable Sculpture @ CHICAT
                      July 6 - August 12 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                      Draw, Paint & Sculpt!  If you’re into Fashion Design, Special FX, or Cosplay Props, this class is for you.  For beginners to advanced artists, this class will teach you the basic techniques of making drawings look more realistic and how to turn those drawings into 3D objects.  After discovering how color theory affects the world around us, you will leave this class with a wearable or model-scale fashion design and/or prop. 

                      This program is in person. COVID Precautions. Mask and Daily Screening Required.

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                        Video & Graphic Design Crew @ CHICAT
                        July 6 - August 12 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                        Do you love taking video, and are wondering how to level up your skills to work professionally? In this class, you will make media content collaboratively for a new food pantry in the Woodlawn neighborhood (though most classwork will take place onsite at CHICAT), and take an active role in creating the branding for this young organization. In the process, you will learn how to use professional equipment including Adobe software, and your work will make a difference and be seen by the public in real-time. 

                        This program is in person. COVID Precautions. Mask and Daily Screening Required.

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