Spy Hop's Approach to Afterschool Programs
Afterschool Programs for 12 – 20 Year Olds
We offer free afterschool programming in the topics of film, music, audio, and design. From weekly drop-in Open Studio to Foundational classes, Capstone experiences, and paid Apprenticeships, our classes are designed to ignite your imagination and nurture your unique talents. Discover which program is right for you!
Professional Arts Mentors
Our team of professional media artists will be your mentors, guiding you through every step of the creative process. Benefit from their wealth of industry experience as they share insights and tips to help you build your skills, find your voice, and share your story with the world.
Spy Hop’s Student Services Coordinator, Dayana Arellano, is a part of our programming team and is dedicated to connecting students to resources. Some resources available to students include UTA transit passes, scholarship guidance, mental health resources, hygiene products, community engagement opportunities, access to Spy Hop’s equipment lab for gear check-out, and lots of snacks!
Showcasing Your Creative Works
We know your stories have the power to change the world. Spy Hop hosts youth-centered events and showcases to share your creative works with friends, family and your community while also finding meaningful ways to distribute your work through online platforms.
Welcoming, Inclusive, Safe Spaces Dedicated to Youth
Spy Hop’s Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center was designed with students in mind. At Spy Hop, we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, safe space for every student who participates in our programs. Our registration process for our free afterschool programs is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and skill development in the media arts of film, music, audio, and design.
Mentor to Student Ratio
Most classes at Spy Hop have a capacity of 10 or fewer students to ensure all participants receive individualized instruction from their artist mentor and access to the necessary resources and equipment to take their creative ideas from conception to completion.
A Note on Registration
Some classes at Spy Hop require no registration before the start of class, while others require completing an online registration form and confirmation of participation. Our more intensive programs require an online application and a one-on-one interview or audition with an artist mentor. We recommend paying close attention to the requirements connected to the particular class you are interested in.