Youth Maker Programs

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Maker educational opportunities allow program participants to learn new skills while exploring design & tools. Through 2D and 3D design, combining traditional methods of creating with cutting edge technologies, and using familiar materials in unfamiliar ways participants develop technical knowledge while bringing their creative ideas to fruition.

AUTOMATA

Make an Automata (Ages 8-15)

New! Make your own mechanized scene where your main character can move or jump about as you 
control them via hand crank. Participants will learn a bit about mechanics, tools and 
engineering as they build their automata from scratch.


Saturday February 10-17, 1pm-3pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

3D PRINTING YOUTH

3D Printing 101 (Ages 12-17)

Learn the basics of 3D Printing, including printer anatomy, function, 3D design and troubleshooting. 
Students will need to bring their own laptop computer to this class capable of running a browser based program, no programs will need to be downloaded. Contact Fine Arts Coordinator, Ryan Bell with questions.


Saturday February 10-17, 10am-12pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

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SOLDERING

LED Lights Lab (Ages 8-15)

New! Wire up your own circuit to make a glowing creation! Participants will learn about electricity and 
circuitry while making their own glowing artworks. No experience necessary.


Saturday March 2, 9:30am-12:30pm @ JoCo Arts & Hertiage Center- REGISTER HERE

ART BOTS

Art Bots Lab (Ages 8-15)

New! Make a robot that makes art for you! Learn about electricity as you build your own electrical 
circuit to control your art bot. Engineer a body for your bot, then let your art bot loose to create a masterpiece.


Saturday March 9, 9:30am-12:30pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

MECHANICAL HAND

Mechanical Hand Lab (Ages 8-15)

New! Do you need to pick up things that are far away? Want to wave to your friend in a crowded space? 
Solve these problems and more by making an oversized mechanical hand. Participants will learn to use 
tools made specifically for cardboard as well as mechanics and design skills during this lab.


Saturday March 23, 9:30am-12:30pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

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3D Printed Character (Ages 12-17)

New! Learn how to design, 3D print, paint and finish your own character during this three-part series. Students will need to bring their own laptop computer to this class, contact [email protected] with questions.


Saturday April 6-20, 10am-12pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

LASER CUT LAMP

Laser Cut Lamp (Ages 12-17)

Learn about laser cutting as you design your own patterns for a custom DIY wooden lamp. Students will need to bring their own laptop computer to this class capable of running a browser based program, no programs will need to be downloaded. Contact Fine Arts Coordinator, Ryan Bell with questions.


Saturdays April 6-13, 10am-12pm @ JoCo Arts & Heritage Center- REGISTER HERE

To inquire about Fine Arts & Makerspace programming, please email Fine Arts Coordinator, Ryan Bell.

All Fine Arts programs follow the Fine & Performing Arts Refund policy found HERE

Fine Arts program Inclement Weather policy can be found HERE

Did you know that JCPRD provides scholarships for programs? Find more info & apply HERE.