Create Something

Teens can change the world and find their voice in WMCAT’s arts and tech labs. High school students will use professional technology and learn a variety of amazing art and design skills from professional artists.

Our labs include photo, fashion, art, audio/video, ceramics, and video game. We offer programming for Grand Rapids Public Schools high school students and daytime residencies for any school or district.

These programs are supported in party by:

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Idea Lab Summer 2015

Teens activating public space This summer 45 teens are fanning out in the community to transform parks through art. WMCAT is partnering with Believe to Become, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on Idea Lab — Read More...
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Enroll For Fall 2015

Be a ChangeMaker.    Registration for Fall 2015 Open Now! If you’re a high school student in Grand Rapids Public Schools, then you can join WMCAT and use your voice and your creativity to change your world. In our labs Read More...
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Bring Your Class to WMCAT

Principals, teachers parents: WMCAT offers field trips, daytime classes and semester-long arts experiences for middle and high school classrooms throughout Kent County. Bring your students to WMCAT to create and learn in our dedicated, professionally-equipped studio spaces. Professional teaching artists Read More...
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Video Game Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays Generously Sponsored by Open Systems Technologies and Atomic Object     Are you a gamer? Think you have a knack for creating your own video games. We agree! Join one of our Video Game Design Teams to learn Read More...
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Photo Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays A picture really is worth a thousand words — and we want to hear from you! Join one of our Photography Design Teams to explore different techniques, including film and digital. You’ll discover the dark room, create Read More...
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Audio/Video Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays Generously Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor Love movies and music? Join one of our Audio/Video Design Teams and experiment with equipment in our lab including turntables, audio production software as well as cameras and editing software. From Read More...
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Art Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays  Generously Sponsored by X-Rite Calling all doodlers, painters, graffiti artists and comic book aficionados! Join Art Lab to learn new skills and work on a team to produce original works of art that make a positive impact in Read More...

Fashion Lab

Tuesdays/Thursdays Would you describe yourself as a fashionista or a trend-setter with an eye for design? Then we want your style on our Fashion Design Team. You’ll create one-of-a-kind fashions and costumes, while learning new techniques in sewing, dying fabric, Read More...

Ceramic Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays We want you to get your hands dirty! Join a Ceramics Design Team and work in our awesome ceramic studio. You’ll get the chance to use the wheel and hand-build original ceramic creations. Use your creativity and Read More...

Leadership By Design

Mondays and Wednesdays Generously Sponsored by Consumers Energy This new design team is exploring leadership on a local and global stage. They are planning the first Global Youth Forum: Mapping Impact. Working with teams of teens from Mexico, Romania and Read More...
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Design Thinking Year 1 In Review

Wow! Look what our teens did last year In fall 2013 WMCAT introduced a new curriculum for our Teen Arts + Tech program grounded in design thinking — and boy did our teaching artists and students embrace it wholeheartedly! Design thinking Read More...