Be A Change Maker

Come be a CHANGE MAKER with us! You will discover how art can be used to express yourself and how design thinking can change the world around you.

We offer after school 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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Enrollment Details

Idea Lab 2016. Enrolling now for Summer. We are currently enrolling for our eight-week summer program Idea Lab. This paid work experience is open to students that meet the qualifications below. Be available to work, June 20-August 11, Monday-Thursday 1-5PM Current Read More...
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New Hack Lab

WMCAT is starting a new studio called Hack Lab and will be running a series of workshops related to computer programming March – June 2016 for GRPS high school students. Seats are limited, and applications are being accepted on a first come, first served Read More...
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Art Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays 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 your community. Monday/Wednesday studio Read More...
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Audio/Video Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays   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 short films to albums, your Read More...
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Ceramic Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays 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 new talents to make an impact in your Read More...
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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 Read More...
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Photo Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays Join one of our Photography Design Teams to explore different techniques, including film and digital. You’ll discover the dark room, create amazing images on your own pinhole camera, and let your creativity shine. Photography is a great Read More...
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Video Game Lab

Mondays/Wednesdays Are you a gamer? Think you have a knack for creating your own video games. We agree! Join our Video Game Design Team to learn how to create digital landscapes, characters and game boards. Using professional software, your team Read More...
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Leadership By Design

Fridays Generously Sponsored by Consumers Energy This unique opportunity explores leadership on a local and global stage. It is an open lab where the team decides what direction they take the challenges and the lab itself. As the year progresses, 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...