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Summer Programs for 2024

Week of June 24, 2024

Mosaics

Mosaic is the art of creating images with pieces of glass, stone, or pottery. Explore this exciting art form and learn the same techniques used by ancient civilizations, from the Romans and Greeks to the early Byzantine Empire. You will learn the basic...

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Week of June 24, 2024

Adirondack Chair

****Please note that the tools and techniques explored in this camp require an advanced level of strength and manual dexterity. We will not accept any campers who are younger than 12, and we ask that parents call us to discuss any questions regarding t...

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Week of June 24, 2024

Arduino

Arduino (ar-dwee-noh) is an open-source electronics prototyping platform used by hundreds of thousands of makers and hobbyists across the planet. With an Arduino board, you can control a huge variety of devices and projects with only a minimal...

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Week of July 1, 2024

Classic Model Building

Please Note: This is a four day class- Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri.
We are closed, Thursday July 4th.

Plastic Scale models began to appear in the 1940s. While easier to construct than the balsa models that preceded them, plas...

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Week of July 1, 2024

Laser Cut Week

Please Note: This is a four day class- Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri.
We are closed, Thurs., July 4th.

Precision is key. There are two primary challenges for this week’s camp.

Design a car that can travel the farthe...

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Week of July 8, 2024

CNC Design

Students will learn the art of milling and discover where computer-aided design meets the physical world. Conceive, draw, prototype, and mill your own unique creation. Learn how individual parts and to a greater whole. Using computer-aided design (CAD)...

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Week of July 8, 2024

Analog Gamebuilder

Technology surrounds us and is so woven into our everyday lives. Even entertainment, like video games, has grown so much in popularity and accessibility becoming a driving force in our culture. Despite this, it is nice to take a step back and see whic...

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Week of July 8, 2024

Creative Writing

Over the course of the week, participants will write about important times in their lives. They will start by building one-of-a-kind shadow boxes to house significant objects that elicit stories, memories, and histories that commemorate important times...

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Week of July 15, 2024

Costume Design

Join professional freelance theatrical costumer C. Delari Johnston on a tasty theatrical journey to explore the delicious history of New Haven’s Pizza Culture. Working with A Broken Umbrella Theater Co.’s Ruben Oritz and your fellow camper’s acti...

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Week of July 15, 2024

A Broken Umbrella Theatre

Play with A Broken Umbrella Theatre! and learn the building blocks of ensemble theater-making.

A Broken Umbrella Theater is proud to team up with The Eli Whitney Museum this summer to present a one-of-a-kind experience. They will be offering a o...

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Week of July 15, 2024

3D Animation: Blender

Learn the basics of Blender, a professional, open source 3D modeling and animation toolkit. Blender is used to create animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. This program contains numerous mo...

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Week of July 22, 2024

Natural Dyes: A Fibers Workshop

This camp is all about natural color! Learn about plant-based dye with artist and designer Isa Rodriguez. Harvest material from local plants to create eco-prints. Use marigold flowers to create warm yellows. Use madder roots to make vibrant reds. Buil...

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Week of July 22, 2024

Skate & Create

This camp is all about skateboarding. Learn how skateboards are made–starting with the trees we harvest to craft them. Design your very own skateboard shape and graphics. Learn how to use basic tools and image making techniques to convert your design...

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Week of July 29, 2024

Build A Computer!

How does a computer actually work? It’s not magic, it’s science!

Over the course of a week, peel back some of the mystery and learn about topics such as binary numbers, boolean logic, static memory, and system clocks. Find out how a processo...

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Week of July 29, 2024

The Ceramics Factory

Have you ever wondered how your dishes were made? In this workshop, you will learn some of the processes used in industrial ceramics fabrication. Use split-casting molds to make a set of uniform cups for your table, add a handle and call it a mug. Make...

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Week of July 29, 2024

3D Printing

We’ve all been there. Your favorite toy car broke or your dog bit your legos. There’s no way to salvage that beloved item that had been so dear to your heart. Look no further! With the help of 3D Printing, those forgotten, disfigured items can be n...

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Week of August 5, 2024

Adirondack Chair

****Please note that the tools and techniques explored in this camp require an advanced level of strength and manual dexterity. We will not accept any campers who are younger than 12, and we ask that parents call us to discuss any questions regardi...

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Week of August 5, 2024

Unity: Video Game Design

Game design starts from a concept. Participants will design a 2D video game using the Unity engine. Learn to code in C Sharp (C#) to design a computer game that you and your friends can enjoy. Start by designing a racing game and build from there.

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Week of August 12, 2024

Analog Gamebuilder

Technology surrounds us and is so woven into our everyday lives. Even entertainment, like video games, has grown so much in popularity and accessibility becoming a driving force in our culture. Despite this, it is nice to take a step back and see whic...

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Week of August 12, 2024

Mindstorms

Whether it's for a simple moving sculpture or a maze-solving robot, adding a computer can make any Lego project cooler.

Play with Lego Mindstorms, a system of parts that allow you to computerize Lego. Add motors to move your creation around, and...

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