Middle School Courses
Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Students in our Summer Camp will experience hands-on learning in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education by rotating to a new course every two weeks. CHICAT families can choose any of the following sessions to enroll their middle school student in or families can opt to enroll in all 3 sessions for the summer!
Morning Classes: 10am -12pm
Design Lab: 3D Vortex Chalk Art
Students will develop drawing skills in Optical Art individually in week 1, developing an idea for 1 huge collaborative outside. Week 2 students will work as a team to create a realistic looking optical illusion on the sidewalk and learn to photograph their artwork. Sketches will be on display in Gallery 1701 for the end of the summer exhibition.
Digital Lab: Nature Photography
Students this summer will learn how lighting, composition, and photography techniques help you create stunning landscape and nature photography.
3D Maker Lab: Art with CNC
In the course, students will learn to design projects that can created with CNC machines suchs as electric cutters and routers. Projects will range from vinyl projects, to holiday cards and custom t-shirts.
Afternoon classes 1pm -3pm
Stop Motion is an excellent tool that can enhance the learning experience in any classroom! Students will use a powerful and user-friendly app for their projects! Stop Motion allows students to bring their creative ideas to life, while providing endless opportunities for project-based learning and collaboration.
Students will create a fashion portfolio project showcasing the design process including concept building, color palettes, fabric sourcing, print design, sketching, illustration, technical flats, and presentation.
In our gardening program, students will learn about about environmental stewardship, and immerse them in the education of growing organic food, flowers, and landscaping, which is something we believe to be an important life skill.
Friday Programs 9am -3pm
Fun Fridays are a great way for youth to end their week as a reward for working hard! The kiddos deserve some time to socialize and explore various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based projects! Every Friday, students will take fun and engaging field trips, participate in a High School and College fair, and participate in CHICAT's Summertime CHI Festival:Back to School and Community Health Fair!