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 Production

Music 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

Tuesdays + Thursdays (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

Intro to 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.

Advanced Fashion Design

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

Build on your sewing and design skills, delve into costuming, and use your fashion sense for the good of the community through collaborative projects. Highlight your work in the annual year-end fashion show.

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Video Game Design

3D Video Game Art

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

Learn how to create digital art for games and other media. Using 3D modeling and digital sculpting software, you will create and animate fantastical 3D characters and environment models while learning about the different types of careers that use these skills.

Video Game Design

Tuesdays + Thursdays (2 Semester Studio)

Love to play video games? Learn how to design your own! Explore multiple aspects of game design including game art, 3D modeling, design, programming, and project management in this studio.

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Illustration

Illustration

Tuesdays + Thursdays (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

Intro to 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.

Advanced 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.

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Video Production

Intro to 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.

Advanced 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.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Mondays + Wednesdays (1 Semester Studio)

From brand logos and signs to websites, packaging, and on your favorite tee, graphic design is everywhere. Learn pro tools like Adobe Photoshop to design and produce unique, eye-catching projects (t-shirts, posters, and more) for yourself and others.

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