2019 FALL ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!

Our nationally-recognized program engages high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) in creative, tuition-free after school experiences from September through May.

Music Tech + Production

Music Tech + Production

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Ever wonder how your favorite beats are made? Or do you want to learn how to make your own music sound better? Learn industry tricks of the trade to create and edit sounds, as well as how to layer, mix, and sample to make original recordings.

Ceramics

Ceramics

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Come play with clay! For beginners and those with experience to practice essential skills in hand-building, wheel throwing, and glazing to create unique creations from clay.

Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Wear your own one-of-a-kind designs! Develop basic skills in fashion sketching, pattern-making, and machine-sewing to create a variety of projects. You’ll also explore different fabrics and learn techniques for dyeing fibers.

Video Game Design

3D Game Art

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Learn how to create digital art for games and other media. You’ll use drawing skills to create concept art and then 3D modeling and digital sculpting software to animate characters and environment models – just like professional game designers and artists!

Video Game Design

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

Learn how video games are designed. Explore multiple aspects of game design including game art, 3D modeling, design, programming, and project management in this studio. (Must have taken at least one semester of 3D Game Art or Video Game Design)

Illustration

Illustration

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Take your drawings to the next level! Using ink, pens, paint and other media, you’ll strengthen your ability to communicate ideas, thoughts and processes through illustration.

Photography

Photography

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Understand the key functions of our professional DLSR cameras and tips on design and composition to create great images. You’ll also learn about lighting, editing in Photoshop, and even making images the “old school” way in our full-scale darkroom.

Intermediate Photography

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

Advance your technical camera skills and broaden your abilities in Adobe Photoshop, while exploring more self-directed interests. Possibilities abound for pursuing projects both individually and as a team with alternative, traditional, and experimental processes. (Must have taken at least one semester of Photography)

Video Production

Video Production

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Direct and produce your own movies! Learn the principles of storyboarding, lighting, camera work, and editing to produce your own original, digital stories.

Intermediate Video Production

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

For those who already know the basics of video production and want to take their skills to a higher level. You’ll plan, produce, and edit larger projects, while creating opportunities to connect with industry professionals. (Must have taken at least one semester of Video Production)

Graphic Arts

Graphic Arts

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

Learn about screen printing, Photoshop, Illustrator, Wacom Tablets, and more to create unique, eye-catching projects (t-shirts, skateboard decks, and more) for yourself and others. (Must have taken at least one semester of any WMCAT studio)

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