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. Fall studios are full, but stay tuned for details on Winter studio opportunities.

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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Enrollment Details

Be a Change Maker. Welcome to our Change Makers from Grand Rapids Public Schools. Studios are full for this fall as we began classes September 28. Stay tuned though for details on Winter studio opportunities.      
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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Idea Lab Summer 2015

Teens activating public space Forty-five teens took to the community to transform parks through design. WMCAT partnered with Believe to Become, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on Idea Lab — an eight week employment and arts engagement Read More...