Yes! You want to take a class at Spy Hop, but where to start? Through our afterschool programs and summer camps at Spy Hop’s downtown center we offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced classes in film, music, audio and design to students ages 9-19. All of our classes are taught by mentors who are professionals in their artistic field.
As you consider our programs and classes, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- How old are you?
- What are you most interested in? Film, audio, music or design?
- Is this your first class at Spy Hop?
- Do you consider yourself to be a beginner or do you have some experience in the medium you want to take a class in?
- How much time do you have to commit to class?
If you are brand new to Spy Hop and curious to check us out before taking a class then you should stop by on any Friday from 3-7 PM for Open Mic. Check out Spy Hop’s studios, meet some of the staff and other students. Come alone, bring friends, or bring your band and use our gear to make beats, experiment with synths, or record your music in the recording studio. Open Mic is free and operates as a drop-in style program.
Ready to take a class? INTRODUCTORY Media Labs are a perfect place to start. Media Labs are free 3-week classes that meet two times a week and are focused on giving you an introduction to the skills and the art form you are excited about.
Think of yourself as an INTERMEDIATE? The Apprenticeship Program, Woodshedding, Resonate, Reel Stories, and the multi-disciplinary 801 Sessions all offer a deeper dive and more hands-on opportunities using our gear to collaborate with your peers to make your project come to life. All intermediate classes are offered free of charge.
If you are ready to go all in and devote your time to an ADVANCED class then PitchNic, Musicology, Loud & Clear Youth Radio, Power Up!, and Watch This! are for you. These classes give you ample access and opportunity to hone your craft and tell your story. Advanced classes are tuition based, but tuition assistance (up to 100%) is available.
And if you are between the ages of 9-12 then you are the right age for summer camps!
While you may have a passion for one particular medium, we always encourage exploration and trying something new. Questions? Can’t decide? Call or email Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain, as we are happy to help you determine your starting point at Spy Hop.