Students in our Summer Camp will experience hands-on learning in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education. CHICAT families can choose any of the following classes to enroll their middle school student! CHICAT is now offering more classes!
(Session 1: September 5th - October 20th)
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm -6:30pm
Design Lab: Pop Art
In this course, students will use a sketchbook to develop various new skills and techniques in drawing. Using color theory references, negative space, and detailed mark-making skills, students will understand the Origins of Pop Art and use its history to illustration themes, using new materials such as Copic Markers.
Digital Lab: AI Graphics for Beginners
This first session is focused on teaching student’s digital graphics utilizing Artificial Intelligence tools.
3D Maker Lab: Animation Station
Use 3D software to design, texture, rig, and animate characters.Students in this class will begin with introductory modeling and rigging beforemoving on to more intricate projects.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm -6:30pm
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.
Design Lab: Pop Art - Part 2
As an extension of the first session, students will focus on developing Pop Art series and use its history to illustration themes, using new materials such as Copic Markers.
Digital Lab: AI Graphics - Next Level
This second session is focused students developing graphic design projects with artificial intelligence.
3D Maker Lab: Carving Collage
Create digital drawings and turn them into physical projects usingCNC machines in the maker lab!
Paint a Story!
Illustration, which is the process of painting or drawing the description of a story, is the main focus of this painting class. Students will learn how to create a story and how to illustrate their story on a large canvas. Their stories can range from any genre they wish, such as horror, fantasy, non-fiction, mystery, etc.
DIY Pet Pillows
Enhance your creative skills and learn how to sew your very own pet pillow! Students will choose and sew a stuffed creature using hand-sewing and machine-sewing techniques. Prior sewing experience is not required.
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