Satellite Programming

Voices of the West Program on location in Blanding, Utah

Spy Hop’s satellite programming gives Spy Hop the ability to bring our high-quality programming to various locations across the state of Utah. These customized classes can be held during school as well as out-of-school time hours. Through partnerships with schools, youth organizations, and government agencies Spy Hop is able to provide its high-quality programming to youth who are unable to visit our downtown SLC center.

Spy Hop mentors can customize a program to suit individual programmatic goals. Programming is tailored to be age appropriate and can be offered in film, music, audio or design. Mentors bring all of the necessary gear and equipment to ensure that students receive hands-on experience creating their projects.

Examples of Satellite Programming

Weilenmann School of Discovery

Weilenmann School
Students work on a stop motion project

Weilenmann School of Discovery spends two full days in the fall participating in multimedia workshops at Spy Hop. These projects include filmmaking, stop motion animation, songwriting and video game design.

Students pick their medium in advance and work together in groups alongside mentors to create unique youth driven media projects. These pieces are then uploaded onto Spy Hop’s Vimeo and Youtube pages as well as shared with the school. 

Beatmaking with the School For The Blind

Adam Sherlock works with students from the School for the Blind

Mentors met with the staff at the School For The Blind several times to learn more about the students needs and create a customized process for learning how to use and navigate the Ableton Push.

School staff and Spy Hop mentors created a “Battleship” style language to allow students to find particular buttons on the beat making device. Mentors also communicated with the students through an online platform called Flipgrid to find out what their specific musical interests were. The School For The Blind then participated in three 2 hour workshops at Spy Hop, creating a series of songs that were shared on Spy Hop’s Soundcloud page.


To explore custom programming,
contact Adam Sherlock, Director of Community Programs & Learning Design