TEEN ARTS + TECH ENROLLMENT

Though the open enrollment event on January 11, 2023 has passed, there are still spots available! Download and fill out the enrollment form in its entirety, then email your form to teenprograms@wmcat.org so staff can confirm your spot. If you have questions, call 616.454.7004 to speak to Carolina or Mike, Teen Arts + Tech Program staff.

Let’s get creative! The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology’s Teen Arts + Tech Program is a nationally recognized, tuition-free afterschool experience.

You’ll engage with visual arts and digital media to build creative confidence, elevate voice, connect with community, and explore post-secondary opportunities. Spring 2023 studios meet twice a week at WMCAT on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

To Enroll

You must be in grades 9-12 and currently attend Grand Rapids Public Schools. Please follow the 3-step process below.

1

Fill out the enrollment form (below) + have it signed by a parent/guardian.

2

Submit your enrollment form at the open enrollment event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

More information below.

3

Receive enrollment confirmation from WMCAT the week of January 16, 2023 via email and come to the first day of class on January 23 or 24.

WHAT STUDIOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2023?

Studios are twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. from January 23-May 11. See above enrollment form for descriptions of the studios.

Monday/Wednesday

Tuesday/Thursday

2

Coding

4

Fashion Design

1

Beat Making

7

Ceramics

3

Digital Illustration

9

Music Production

4

Fashion Design

8

Photography

5

Jewelry Making

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Skateboard + T-Shirt Design

6

Video Production

11

Video Game Design

FAQs

When is the open enrollment event?

Wednesday, January 11, 3:30-5 p.m. at West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) 614 First St NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Studio placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the event starting promptly at 3:30 p.m. Parents/guardians are welcome.

If you are unable to attend the enrollment event, please contact Teen Arts + Tech Program staff immediately (see contact information below) to find an alternate time to visit WMCAT.

When do classes meet?

Twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, January 23 – Thursday, May 11, 2023.

The end-of-semester exhibition will be held on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Where do classes meet and how do I get there?

WMCAT is located at 614 First Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

GRPS provides daily yellow bus transportation through Dean Transportation, to WMCAT from GRPS high schools, and a city bus pass to get home from WMCAT. Check with your school’s main office for bus pick-up location or contact WMCAT for details at teenprograms@wmcat.org.

How much does it cost?

The Teen Arts + Tech Program is tuition-free for participants.

Safety + COVID-19

Masking is optional at WMCAT. Please continue to practice caution: if you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone that’s COVID positive, stay home.

Who can I contact for additional questions?

Email teenprograms@wmcat.org or call 616.454.7004 to speak to Carolina or Mike, Teen Arts + Tech Program staff.

What if I attended WMCAT last semester?

If you attended WMCAT last semester and want to attend the Spring 2023 semester, look out for the online enrollment form in your email. There is no need to attend the enrollment event or fill out the enrollment form above.