Tech Arts For Youth Summer Workshops

Squeaky Wheel’s award-winning youth programs are a perfect addition to your young artist’s summer. Give them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and access to 21st Century skills and tools that empower them to own their mediated space.

Courses are open to youth from ages 11 – 15 and take place in both morning and afternoon sessions for full days of fun! Our instructors are all working artists and experienced educators, and teach topics and skills that are related to their own art practice.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided, but students should bring a lunch if they’re here for the full day.

Workshops at Squeaky Wheel go beyond simply providing young people with a unique learning experience to expand their knowledge and skills. Each workshop provides us with unrestricted income that goes directly back into our efforts to provide community-focused programing. The majority of funds will go to supporting our teaching artists and support staff to create the best possible experience. 

 

Summer 2024 Registration Is Now Open!

Members receive a 10% discount on all workshops. Not yet a member? Click here to join now, and start using your discount right away!

***Note: you can purchase classes and a membership at the same time, and the discount will be applied to your cart automatically. If you are already a member, fill your cart and then login as a “returning customer” from the “checkout” page to activate your discount. If your discount isn’t working, email caroline@squeaky.org for help***

If you have questions, or if a workshop is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email our Education Director, Caroline Doherty, at caroline@squeaky.org

 

July 15 – August 9

1 week classes

Monday – Friday

Morning and afternoon sessions

$210 nonmembers/$189 members (10% discount)

 

Session 1A: July 15 – 19

9am-12pm

Digital Collage

Using materials like paper, original digital photographs, and found images, you’ll follow in the footsteps of amazing collage artists throughout history, from Hannah Hocke to Wangechi Mutu, and learn to use Photoshop to make incredible collages!

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Session 1B: July 15 – 19

1pm – 4pm

Stop Motion Animation

Whether you are new to stop motion animation or have some experience, this workshop is for you! We will start with the basics, using clay, paper, and other physical materials to animate motion and effects.

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Session 2A: July 22 – 26

9am – 12pm

Digital Illustration

Head out on a week-long artistic adventure where we will explore the essential tools and creative tricks for creating incredible digital illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.

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Session 2B: July 22 – 26

1pm – 4pm

Digital Filmmaking 1

During this all around introduction to video production and editing, you’ll work with a team to produce a super short film!

NOTE: Because we’ve had so many requests for video production workshops, Digital Filmmaking is offered twice this summer (session 2B and session 4A). Both sessions will be different, and are not sequential. You don’t need to take Filmmaking 1 in order to join Filmmaking 2. But you can join both!

INFO AND REGISTER     SESSION FULL email caroline@squeaky.org to be added to the waitlist

 

Session 3A: July 29 – August 2

9am – 12pm

Game Design

Learn about games and game mechanics, play games, and design and make your own playable analog and video games!

INFO AND REGISTER.      SESSION FULL email caroline@squeaky.org to be added to the waitlist

 

 

Session 3B: July 29 – August 2

1pm – 4pm

2D Animation

From character design to storytelling, this workshop empowers young artists to express their creativity using frame-by-frame animation.

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Session 4A: August 5 – 9

9am – 12pm

Digital Filmmaking 2

During this all around introduction to video production and editing, you’ll work with a team to produce a super short film!

NOTE: Because we’ve had so many requests for video production workshops, Digital Filmmaking is offered twice this summer (session 2B and session 4A). Both sessions will be different, and are not sequential. You don’t need to take Filmmaking 1 in order to join Filmmaking 2. But you can join both!

INFO AND REGISTER

 

Session 4B: August 5 – 9

1pm – 4pm

Screenwriting

Learn how to turn your ideas into compelling scripts! You’ll learn about the fundamentals of storytelling and story structures, how to use stage directions to set the scene, and how to format your writing as a screenplay.

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