Be A Change Maker

Fall enrollment starting

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Applications will be available at WMCAT beginning September 1. You can request an application package by calling the Teen Program staff at (616) 454-7004 or emailing them at

Open studios

Explore our studios and see if WMCAT is for you.

September 9: Returning students only! Be the first to select your studio for Fall at our welcome back party 3:15 – 5 p.m. at WMCAT

New and returning students

September 12, 13, 15, 16; and September 19-22

Come by WMCAT any of these days 3:15-5 p.m. to tour our studios, meet our teaching artists and enroll.

Questions? Check here first. 

These programs are supported in part by:

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Intro to Photo

Tuesday and Thursday One semester studio You’ve got some experience taking selfies and filling your Instagram feed, so why not explore photography with a real camera? Learn the basic functions of a camera and composition tips to create a great Read More...
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Advanced Photo

Monday and Wednesday Two semester studio For students with prior experience in photography, you’ll expand your skills with the camera and editing techniques. Students will continue to explore photography and work individually and with a team on multiple projects.   Read More...
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Intro to Illustration

Monday and Wednesday One semester studio In this introductory course, explore techniques using ink, pens, markers and other related media to strengthen your ability to communicate thoughts, ideas and processes through drawing.
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Advanced Illustration

Tuesday and Thursday Two semester studio Calling all doodlers, painters, graffiti artists, and comic book aficionados! Expand your illustration skills through individual projects, and apply those skills with your team to produce original works of art that make a positive Read More...

Audio Story Telling

Monday and Wednesday One semester studio Express yourself through recorded music and spoken word, or report on issues that are important to you. Work individually and as a team to produce a monthly show for the local radio station WYCE Read More...
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Video Production

Tuesday and Thursday Two semester studio Are you interested in documentary work and curious about local history? The video production studio will research and produce a documentary this fall that traces the history and musical contributions of the African American Read More...

Intro to Ceramics

Mondays and Wednesdays One semester studio Learn basic skills in hand building and glazing to turn clay into original ceramic creations. Using coil, pinch pot, and slab techniques, you’ll work independently and in groups to explore ideas and design unique Read More...

Advanced Ceramics

Tuesday and Thursday Two semester studio Students with prior experience in ceramics will fine-tune their skills in different construction methods, including slab construction and wheel throwing. You’ll continue to improve your technique and explore ideas with clay through individual and Read More...


Tuesday and Thursday One semester studio Learn techniques for sewing, dying fabric and creating patterns for small projects. By using felt, yarn, paper, fabric, and found objects, you’ll also learn to use your fashion sense for the good of the Read More...
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Game Programming

Tuesday and Thursday   One semester studio Code provides the backbone for all of your favorite video games and is probably a lot easier to learn than you think. Use Python, a programming language, to create and customize your own game characters, sounds and Read More...
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Video Game Design

Monday and Wednesday Two semester studio Join our video game design team to learn how to use professional software to create digital landscapes, characters and game boards. You and your team will also work collaboratively to meet different users’ needs 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...