Media Labs

No Experience Needed

Learn something new with a professional teaching artist at Spy Hop!  Media Labs are three-week introductory/intermediate workshops that give you the hands-on experience you need to learn how to create your own short films, write original music, or create animations, video game characters,  cool digital designs, and more! There are no barriers or limitations to what you can create. Spy Hop provides the professional teaching artist and the gear you need, all you need to provide is YOU! Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Check out the upcoming schedule and sign up for a class and make your artistic ideas come to life!


Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high-quality gear, technology, and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Spy Hop provides professional gear and software for all participating students in classes at the Kahlert Youth Media Art Center. Professional gear is available to rent for FREE for students who may need to use gear and equipment outside of class time for assignments and special projects.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

Taller de Cine
Introductory
FilmML
September 13 – September 29

Taller de Cine (en Español)

Ages 13 - 19

Aprende técnicas básicas del Cine y crea un cortometraje en Español.

Podcasting
Introductory
Audio Engineering 101
September 13 – September 29

Podcasting 101

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to plan, record, and edit a podcast on a topic you are interested in!

T-shirt Design
Introductory
DesignApp
September 13 – September 29

Multimedia T-Shirt Lab

Ages 13 - 19

Learn what it takes to produce your very own t-shirt design from concept to print.

Game Design
Introductory
DesignApp
October 4 – October 20

Intro To Game Design: Flowlab 101

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to use Flowlab to create your very own video game!

Beatmaking
Introductory
Audio_MediaLab
October 4 – October 20

Music Production 101

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to use Ableton to master the basics of beat making and music production.

Experimental Film
Introductory
FilmML
October 4 – October 20

Video Poetry

Ages 13 - 19

Explore the intersection of video and poetry while learning basic camera and editing skills. Make video art!

Hip Hop Music
Introductory
Audio Engineering 101
November 1 – November 17

Hip Hop Weekly

Ages 13 - 19

This hip-hop bootcamp style class gives beginner emcees the opportunity to write and record their own verses.

Photography
Introductory
FilmML
November 1 – November 17

Cinematic Photography

Ages 13 - 19

Using professional cameras you will learn visual storytelling techniques to take photos that look like stills from a movie!

Skateboard Design
Introductory
DesignApp
November 1 – November 17

Skateboard Deck Design

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to create your own graphics for your very own skateboard deck.