Upcoming Classes

Musicology

Spy Hop’s Musicology program gives young musicians a one-of-a-kind opportunity to write, record, and produce original music with other like minded, music savvy teens. From songwriting to recording in Spy Hop’s state of the art recording studio to your very own CD release party, The Heatwave Festival. Musicology will give you the full experience of being in a band.

Musicology is a ten-month program emphasizing the creative process of making an album. Students will begin by auditioning for one of eight openings in the program. Each student who is accepted will be a member of the band as they write original music and contribute to the recording process. Along the way, the band will collaborate to produce an album, create original cover art and perform at local venues.

October 3, 2017 – July 31, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 8 PM
$175/Month*

*Tuition assistance available

Power Up Game Design Lab

The program is offered in two parts—attending both sessions is suggested but not required.

Work with a team of designers, programmers, and producers to create a full video game that investigates a social, community or global issue. You’ll use Unity 3D, Maya, and other industry standard software to develop your game.

At the end of the spring session, we will premiere your games at Power Up, Party Down!

Fall Session: October 10, 2017 – February 22, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Tuesday & Thursday, 6 – 8 PM
$175/month

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: Cinematography

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

October 10 – 26, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: Edit/Remix

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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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.

December 5 – 21, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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.

December 5 – 21, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: Fan Art Video Games

Pay homage to your favorite movie by making a pixelized, 2D game using the Unity game engine. Design the characters, create their world, and become the hero or villain from your favorite movie.

December 5 – 21, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

PitchNic

Spend 10 months with 5 other passionate, experienced, creative teens to write, shoot and edit a 20-minute film.

Broken into two groups, documentary and narrative, each student spends time working on story ideas and then pitches them to a panel of film professionals. The winning six pitches advance to the final round and are narrowed down to four final films by the class. Each film is created by a team of three; a director, producer and cinematographer. The rest of the class is spent learning first-hand how to create a professional-caliber film.

January 8 – October 31, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Mondays & Wednesday, 6 – 8 PM
$200/month

Power Up Game Design Lab

The program is offered in two parts—attending both sessions is suggested but not required.

Work with a team of designers, programmers, and producers to create a full video game that investigates a social, community or global issue. You’ll use Unity 3D, Maya, and other industry standard software to develop your game.

At the end of the spring session, we will premiere your games at Power Up, Party Down!

Spring Session: March 13 – July 19, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Tuesday & Thursday, 6 – 8 PM
$175/month

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