Upcoming Classes

Summer Camps: Game Design and Robotics

Partner Camp with Natural History Museum of Utah
Robotics and coding, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day under the guidance of Museum staff, exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins-and-outs of coding and game design. We have two sessions of this camp; Session one starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. Session two starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

June 4 – 8, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Session 1: Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop
Session 2: Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU
Grades 6th – 8th

Summer Camps: Animation Exploration (Half Day Camp)

Make worlds that exist only in your head come to life before your eyes, frame by frame. From sand or paint on glass to pixelation to life-sized animations, explore a new style of stop-motion animation each day. Students will leave at the end of the week with a mini portfolio of animated works, an enhanced ability to work collaboratively, and the skills to give random objects lives of their own.

June 4 – 8, 2018
8:30am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Media Labs: Digital Character Design

No matter your style, from chibi to realistic, take your sketches to the next level by creating digitally illustrated character designs. Sketch and refine your character, then digitally paint it with a tablet and stylus.

June 5 – 21, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: Macabre Film

Make a cheesy horror film that makes your audience jump and laugh. Discover the paranormal through film techniques used in classic horror films.

June 5 – 21, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: Songwriting

Need to finish that song that you’ve been kicking around in your head? This workshop will focus on writing lyrics, arranging, and creating memorable melodies. You will leave with a recording of your finished song.

June 5 – 21, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Reel Stories

This intensive, documentary film class gives you the chance to write, direct and edit your own five-minute film that speaks to who you are. The films will have a theater premiere at the end of the class.

June 11 – 29, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Monday – Friday, 9 – 3 PM
FREE

801 Sessions

As an 801 Sessions staff member, you’ll plan, book, promote and film a monthly all-ages event called 801 SESSIONS LIVE! held at local venues in Salt Lake City.

June 11 – July 19, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Design Apprenticeship

Create designs for a local business, learn Graphic Design, Animation and Game Design using Unity3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema4D, and more to make your personal portfolio stand out.

June 11 – July 19, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Audio Apprenticeship

Run Spy Hop’s weekly open studio program, Open Mic, learn Ableton Live and Pro Tools and do post production for PitchNic films and game design projects.

June 11 – July 19, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Resonate

Resonate is an advanced, fast-paced hip-hop production program that celebrates the use of rap as a vehicle for storytelling and social change. In this condensed summer Resonate class our focus will be all about the BEAT! You will spend 2 months learning advanced production techniques using Ableton Live music production software. You’ll dig deeper into sampling, sound design, merging acoustic and electronic musical elements, mixing, basic music theory and creating your own unique touches in your music.

June 11 – July 19, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM
FREE

Summer Camps: Shadows Take the Stage (Half Day Camp)

Have you ever wanted to act or perform, but maybe you didn’t want to be on stage? Instead of the curtain opening to reveal your story, you will be telling it from behind the curtain. After making custom puppets and sets, you will shine a light on them, casting the shadows that, with your direction, bring your story to life.

June 25 – 29, 2018
9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Summer Camps: Junkestra

Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
In this collaboration between Clever Octopus and Spy Hop, you will make found object instruments, use them to create original songs, and record them for the world to hear. You will spend the morning at Clever Octopus building instruments from everyday objects and “junk” that you discover in the craft shop. Then, you will bring those custom instruments to Spy Hop studios to learn about the process of making and recording songs. You will have hands-on experience in songwriting, crafting, Pro Tools and Ableton software, and various recording techniques. Morning drop-off is at Clever Octopus, afternoon pickup at Spy Hop. Transportation between sites is provided..

July 9 – 13, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

Summer Camps: Songwriting (Half Day Camp)

Learn to develop your musical and lyrical ideas into what could be the next hit song. From lyrics to song structure, you’ll learn from professional musicians how to compose and record using various software programs, and leave the class with a finished recording of your song. This class is open to all levels and no prior songwriting experience is necessary.

July 16 – 20, 2018
9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Media Labs: Green Screen

Transport yourself to a new world using green screen techniques for films! This course will teach you the fundamentals of filming, lighting, and editing with green screen effects.

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Make it Music

Ever wanted to add something to or repeat that cool part in your favorite song? Want to take your favorite videos and turn them into a music video for a song of your own creation? Learn basic and advanced audio/video editing and how to create your own remixes using Ableton Live!

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: 3D Art & Design

3D Art & Design: Learn how to create stunning works of art using the 3D software Cinema 4D. Learn the basics of modeling to create your own 3D world, animal, character or still life that can be made into a poster.

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Summer Camps: Game Design and Robotics — Audio and Game Design

Partner Camp with Natural History Museum of Utah
Robotics and coding, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins-and-outs of coding, game design and audio engineering. We have two sessions of this camp; the Boys Only session starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. The Girls Only session starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

August 6 – 10, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Boys Only: Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop
Girls Only: Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU
Grades 4th & 5th

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