Media Labs

Media Labs are three-week workshops that give you hands on experience in film, audio, and design. Join other students and be taught by experts in their field who care about you and your creative vision. This is also a great way to learn about Spy Hop and the courses we offer.

Ages 13 -19 | 4pm – 6pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | $25 Registration Fee *

*The registration fee is non-refundable. Spy Hop exists as a vehicle for youth to engage in their communities and tell their stories through the use of digital media. We believe that all young people should have this opportunity, without any barriers. If the fee for any of Spy Hop’s programs is preventing you or your child from participating, please contact us directly and we will work with you to find a solution.



Need to finish that song that you’ve been kicking around in your head? This workshop will focus on writing lyrics, arranging, and creating memorable melodies. You will leave with a recording of your finished song.

September 12 – 28, 2017


Ableton Live Beatmaking: From sampling to synthesis and everything in between, this workshop will give you a strong foundation in creating your own original beats.

October 10 – 26, 2017

Pro Tools

Get your hands on professional audio gear while learning the ins and outs of Pro Tools software to record any music you can dream up.

October 31 – November 16, 2017


3D Creatures

Learn to make a 3D model using Blender and Autodesk’s Maya software. We will be making virtual, 3D animals in their most simplified form. This lab will take you from concept design into a finished 3D model.

September 12 – 28, 2017

Programming for Video Game Design

Learn how to program 2D and 3D video games using Unity and Javascript. You will learn how to program a variety of game mechanics, including a health system, pick-ups, teleporters and trampolines!

October 10 – 26, 2017

Microscopic Art and Design

Using Cinema 4D, we will examine the microscopic parts of plants, flowers, and anatomy and bring them to life with 3D lighting techniques. We will create beautiful and intricate textures and designs in Photoshop.

October 31 – November 16, 2017


Documentary Film

This workshop will walk you through the entire documentary filmmaking process. The class will choose a local artist, business or personality to feature in an ongoing community spotlight series.

September 12 – 28, 2017


Learn the art of composition and camera in this class that teaches you the psychology of the shot.

October 10 – 26, 2017


Learn the workflow, techniques, and the “why’s” of editing. You will put together various edits in different forms using Adobe Premiere.

October 31 – November 16, 2017

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