Program Information


Join Us For Our Spring 2020 Programs!

This trimester we are pleased to offer a range of youth afterschool programs focused on technology and making. Please check our offerings and register below.

General Program Information

  • Program Dates: Monday, February 10, 2020 — Friday May 22, 2020
  • Program Schedule: 2 sessions per week — Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday
  • Register By: Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Showcase Date: May 21, 2020

Pay What You Can

We firmly believe that financial capacity should never be a barrier to participation in our youth programs. That’s why we proudly offer all of our youth programs under a Pay-What-You-Can pricing model.

There is a real cost for creating and facilitating our programs. If you are unable to pay this full price, we invite you to pay the amount that is affordable for your family. We don’t require proof of income and no one is turned away based on their payment amount.

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Mini Makers

Mini Makers is an after-school program focused on introducing young makers to the exciting intersection of art, technology, and making. This program allows elementary-aged youth to explore, build, learn, solve, and most importantly, grow as a maker. These courses are open to youth in grades 3-5. 

In this upcoming course, youth can come and learn how to design fun images and graphics in 2D and then put that knowledge to use in three dimensions with 3D printing and other digital fabrication techniques!

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Maker Foundations

Digital Harbor Foundation’s Maker Foundations program is an introductory course for middle and high school youth. Enjoy learning new skills and creating projects as an exploration of popular maker topics. In this program you will design and 3D print your own creations, learn to program games and make your own game artwork, make a website, create interactive electronics, and much more!

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Members

These courses are open to our youth Members who have successfully completed Maker Foundations or DHF Orientation. To learn more about this program generally, please visit our Members main page.

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WebSLAM Develop your web programming skills through mini-projects and by building a functioning website. Learn to design and build websites using HTML, CSS, and other web technologies. This course focuses on building core User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design skills for websites. Additionally, youth will work with a mock-client and build real-world skills such as communication and user-centered design.

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Independent Study is an opportunity for Members who wish to work on a project that furthers their knowledge in a particular skill area or helps them develop skills outside of those offered in current DHF courses. This is also a great way for Members who have a schedule that doesn’t easily fit with the schedule of courses we typically offer to still be involved at DHF. It is not paid work. 

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Elementary Homeschool Program

Digital Harbor Foundation’s Elementary Homeschool program is focused on introducing young makers to the exciting intersection of art, technology, and making. This program allows youth to explore, build, learn, solve, and most importantly, grow as a maker. 

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MOVIE MAKERS Come learn to tell and make amazing digital stories using a variety of tools including stop-motion animation, film editing, sound effects creation, green-screen technology, character development, and more!

WEBSITE WIZARDS In this course, youth will learn how to program and design their very own website – everything from creating URLs for pictures to picking out fonts that give their website character. This is a beginners course for website development focused on giving youth an opportunity to become familiar with terminology when programming and knowledge of what it takes to create a website. 

 


Middle School Homeschool Program

These courses are open to our youth in middle school program who are interested in advanced courses in fabrication, computer science, electronics, and more. This program allows youth to explore, build, learn, solve, and most importantly, grow as a maker.

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MAKER FOUNDATIONS an introductory course for youth. Enjoy learning new skills and creating projects as an exploration of popular maker topics. In this program you will design and 3D print your own creations, learn to program games and make your own game artwork, make a website, create interactive electronics, and much more! No prior experience necessary!

FAB CORE an introduction to digital fabrication methods and design for fabrication. This course is focused on precision 3D design and printing including hands-on experience with 3D printers. In addition, there will be a focus on 2D design for fabrication using Inkscape and hands-on experience with vinyl cutters for paper and decal design. This course is open to youth who already participated in our Maker Foundations course. Youth who haven’t taken the Maker Foundations course but wish to participate in Fab Core would be reviewed on a case by case basis if they have prior digital fabrication experience.

 

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