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The Art of Upcycled Jewelry


with Carrie Beach

Calendar Jun 17, 2024 at 9 am

Did you know that diamonds, jewels, and precious metals are dug out of dirt and mud before they are made beautiful by craftspeople?

Come spend a week learning to turn common recyclable items into beautiful jewelry. We will be learning how to turn items such as newspapers, water bottles, DVDs, and other common items into different jewelry components. At the end of the week, each participant will be challenged to create a piece of jewelry using their new skills.

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $97.50, paid every four weeks.

The Film Academy at Mixxer Community Makerspace


with Tracy Misner

Calendar Jun 17, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to get paid for doing work that you love!

In this program, students will learn how to shoot and edit video to tell powerful stories. This program also teaches students how to monetize their work. The Film Academy at Mixxer is led by Tracy Misner, award winning educator and film maker with over 15 years of teaching experience. Many of his students are now working in film and broadcast industries, and many are now self-employed as successful film makers.

This program is held Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm, June 17 to 21, 2024.

Students will learn:

● Establish a YouTube Channel (designed to host and share your productions)

● Video editing on Final Cut Pro

● Camera composition on professional film cameras ● Camera composition on iPhone

● How to transfer footage

● How to acquire professional sound

● How to do voice-overs

● How to/and understand Foley production

● How to conduct an interview

● How to use light

● How to use green screen

● How to tell a story

● How to use your skills in a social media setting

● How to monetize your production/skill set

● How to produce a sustainable business plan

● How to understand financial literacy (taught by Piedmont Federal Bank)

● How to plan your financial well-being even if your income is not steady

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 8 payments of $72.22, paid weekly. Final payment of $72.24.

Introduction to Fashion Design


with Maddy Carlson

Calendar Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Students unleash their creativity as they learn the fashion design process in this week-long camp! They will gain experience in designing, basic sewing, pattern making, textile design, culminating in a final outfit. By the end of the week, students will have experienced the whole fashion design process just as a real fashion designer!

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 5 payments of $61.00, paid every two weeks.

Corrugreatness Construction


with Carrie Beach

Calendar Jul 15, 2024 at 9 am

Would you like to learn new ways to build interesting and fun projects? 

Cardboard is one of the most available, low-cost, and easy to work with materials for building interesting things. Come learn to measure, cut and connect cardboard in ways that will give you new ideas how to use the material.  We will be practicing measuring, learning tool safety, and trying new cardboard techniques.  We will even explore computer aided design (CAD) and laser cutting. Campers will build a desktop storage container, make texture art, and create a project of their choosing that uses their new knowledge.Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

Video Game Design with Godot 4


with Brendyn Miller

Calendar Jul 22, 2024 at 9 am

Title: Introduction to Video Game Design with Godot 4

Class Description:

Welcome to the exciting world of video game design! In this course, students will embark on a journey to explore the fundamentals of game development using the powerful Godot 4 game engine. This class is designed for beginners who are eager to learn the ropes of game design and create their own interactive experiences.

Course Highlights:

Godot 4 Basics:

Operating System Features:

Game Design Principles:

Introduction to Side Scroller Games:

Godot Scripting Language:

Asset Management:

Project-based Learning:

Troubleshooting and Debugging:

Publishing Your Game:

By the end of this course, students will not only have a solid understanding of Godot 4 and basic game design principles but will also have created their own side-scrolling game ready to be shared with the gaming community. Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring your game ideas to life!

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

The Art of Metal Casting


with Alan Shelton

Calendar Aug 5, 2024 at 9 am

Humans have been casting metal for aroud 6000 years. A copper frog is the oldest existing casting currently known; it is estimated that it was made in 3200 BC in Mesopotami. Modern casting can be much more complex, but it doesn't have to be.

In this  5-day program, students will learn about metal casting as an art form. Students will create molds that will be included in Mixxer's Night of Fire - Iron Pour event in September, plus make a metal casting to take home that week.

This program is for students in grades 9 thru 12 only.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 4 payments of $76.25, paid every four weeks.

Intro to Music Production


with ByteSize Learning

Calendar Aug 8, 2024 at 9 am

Love music? Well now you can learn to create your own! Discover the process of sampling, editing, and recording to make your own music from start to finish using Cakewalk by Bandlab. In this introductory course, students will learn the basic User Interface (UI) of the Bandlab Online Editor, an easier-to-use online DAW modeled after Cakewalk. Students will learn how to compose or adapt musical pieces using real or virtual instruments and effects to create musical pieces within their interest.

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 4 payments of $48.75, paid every four weeks.

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