Media Labs

No Experience Needed

Learn something new and make the most of your time at home!  Media Labs are three-week introductory/intermediate online 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 can provide 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. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available to rent for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up and dropped off at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

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

Media Labs

Ages 13 - 19

FREE

Media Lab Class Schedule:
Tuesdays/Thursdays
3:30 – 4:30 Live Zoom Instruction
4:30 – 5:30 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed

All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

Audio_MediaLab
September 29, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online class you will learn how to utilize Ableton Live to try different sampling techniques. Then, practice your sampling to build
Design_SessionsRewired
September 29, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online class you will learn to make digital paintings using Adobe Photoshop! In this workshop you will cover a variety of
Music_Sessionsrewired
September 29, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Learn how to compose original lyrics and melody to craft your own song in this online workshop. This class will utilize writing prompts, explore
FilmML
September 29, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online class you will learn the filmmaking basics from scriptwriting, to post-production and everything in between. Flex your filmmaking muscles as
Audio_MediaLab
October 27, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online class, learn Ableton Live as you practice what it takes to make an amazing hook (chorus) for your beats! In
Design_SessionsRewired
October 27, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Do you have animation ideas but can only draw stick figures? Are you an experienced painter but would like to bring your style to
Music_Sessionsrewired
October 27, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this online workshop learn how to write in key, how to play chords, how to write a chord progression, and how to compose
FilmML
October 27, 2020 – November 12, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Have you ever wanted to make your own short film? In this live online workshop learn the basics of filmmaking as you write, shoot,
Audio_MediaLab
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this online workshop you will focus on creating drum beats, including different genre styles and different percussion choices to shape the sound you
Design_SessionsRewired
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online workshop learn how to create, upload, and share your own Snapchat filters! There are so many possibilities with what you
Music_Sessionsrewired
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online workshop learn how to add beats to your songs. You will learn the importance of rhythm, tempo and composition to
FilmML
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
What if you could be part of your favorite movie? In this online workshop learn how to use professional grade software and add yourself