Year-Round Workshops for Girls

TechARTS for Girls (est. 1999) is a community action project that encourages girls from the city of Buffalo and Erie County to receive an affordable hands-on education in computers, technology and media literacy.

For the current schedule, see below.

Registration must occur at least three days prior to the start date of workshop. Cancelations must take place one week before to receive a refund. No walk-ins accepted.  Scholarships are available based on need.

While our website is under construction, please register via phone (716) 884-7172 or contact

TechARTS for Girls has received generous support from Hodgson Russ LLP, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, and the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.




Experimental Documentary

August 27- September 17

Saturdays, 10am – 1pm


In this engaging workshop students will be exposed to alternative forms of documentary storytelling to explore the world in a new way. Students will work to create a experimental documentary about Main St. and what it means to the city as it begins to change.

  • DSLR  Camera techniques
  • Video Post-Production techniques
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X


Art of Video Process & Play

October 1 – October 22

Saturdays, 10am – 1pm

In the tradition of Squeaky Wheel and “Video as Art” this class will introduce students to both analog and digital video processes’ to explore video as image. Students will explore the expressive qualities of the medium while learning practical video production techniques.

  • DSLR and Analog Camera techniques
  • Analog and Digital Post-Production techniques
  • Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X

Voices: Stories from our perspective.
October 29 –  November 19
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
This class will focus on documentary practices and the art of storytelling. We will dive into issues and ideas that concern young women of today. Through discussions, writing & video production we will create a strong media voice that gives a digital soapbox to what matters to them.
  • Video Production
  • Audio Production
  • Post Production
  • Story Telling