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Online Classes - 6th to 8th Grade |
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Virtual Classes for Rising 6th - 8th Graders

With absorbing offerings that range from laser cutting to meringue making, our 6th – 8th grade classes give middle schoolers exciting skills to explore and refreshing freedom to personalize their projects. In a small group of like-minded peers led by a thoughtful instructor, they’ll chat, share and get inspired by what they see, taking away an innovative mindset and the drive to keep creating.

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MORE OOMPH THAN YOUR AVERAGE ZOOM

We know your kids have done a thousand Zooms by now. These are different. Our small group classes are led by enthusiastic instructors who know how to connect with kids, empowering them to express their ideas and share their designs. Engaged in fantastically fun hands-on projects, kids of every age build lasting innovation skills, game-changing confidence and the inspiration to keep creating long after class ends.

Week-Long Classes

Chefology: Delectable Desserts

Boost your baking skills and satisfy your sweet tooth in this mouthwatering weeklong class. BE COURAGEOUS as you whip up inventively flavored cheesecakes, cupcakes, cream puffs and crepes, then BE REFLECTIVE as you perfect the presentation and taste of every tempting treat.

Digital Designers: Artist Studio

Design a picture-perfect portfolio of fresh, funny digital art in this imaginative weeklong class. Build your digital design skills in Pixlr E and BE DETERMINED to make custom images, animated gifs and more. BE VISIONARY as you use your newfound know-how to create a completely original project.

Tynker Camp: Game Design Studio II

Learn to program and play your own video games in this engaging weeklong class. BE DETERMINED to master the basics of coding in Tynker and BE VISIONARY as you create an engaging new game every day, each one full of awesome details you design yourself. No prior coding experience required.

Single-Session Classes

Duct Tape Masters: Summer Sandals

Step up your duct tape design skills with a pair of durable DIY sandals. Fashion custom soles and two types of straps, then BE REFLECTIVE as you test for fit, tweak for comfort and embellish to make them your own.

Digital Designers: Virtual Zoom Background

Add some awesome to your online interactions with a custom virtual background. Dive into digital art, mastering the ins and outs of design app Canva. Learn to create a compelling…

Virtual Reality: Dream House

Invent your own immersive virtual world and a dreamy dwelling to go in it. Learn the fundamentals of 3D modeling in CoSpaces, then BE VISIONARY as you imagine an entirely unique house you can create, populate and walk through.

Virtual Reality: Chase Scene Coding

Kick your coding skills into high gear with a virtual chase scene. Use simple code to create a 3D chase in CoSpaces with next-level characters and animations. BE DETERMINED as you perfect your immersive experience.

Laser Cutting: DIY Bookmarks

Design a digital drawing for your own laser-cut, vegan leather bookmark. BE DETERMINED as you learn the basics of Krita software and vector art, then send us your finished file—we’ll laser cut it and mail back your artfully illustrated bookmark.

Chefology: Marvelous Meringues

Master kitchen chemistry by making marvelous meringue cookies. BE COURAGEOUS as you separate eggs, learn the science behind whipping egg whites and elevate your presentation for a fresh take on a crispy classic.

Chefology: Gourmet Popsicles

Create your own icy artisanal treat! Make a custom simple syrup to pair with your favorite fruits and juices. BE REFLECTIVE as you blend, taste and tweak your recipe to achieve refreshing, ready-to-share popsicle perfection.

Duct Tape Masters: Custom Cases

Craft a cool, custom duct tape case designed for a special object. BE DETERMINED as you master tricky, sticky duct tape construction—plus some awesome upgrades—and persevere until your case is complete.

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