Camps and Classes

Our nationally-recognized program engages high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) in creative, tuition-free after school experiences from September through May. We also offer summer camps for middle and high school students from any school district, plus a paid summer employment opportunity for select teens. Learn more below.

These programs are supported in part by:

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Fall 2017 After School

Visit us during scheduled Open Studios to tour our space, meet our teaching artists, and learn more about what you can do at WMCAT. Transportation is available from most GRPS high schools each day. Check with your school’s main office Read More...
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Work with Us!

The nationally-recognized WMCAT Teen Arts + Tech Program is interested in partnering with local businesses and organizations on creative place making opportunities for our teen artists. Do you have an idea for working with our teens and professional teaching artists to 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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Audio Production

Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Learn the fundamentals of audio production, including techniques used to capture and process sounds and technology used to create finished recordings.
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Ceramics

Intro to Ceramics Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Learn basic skills in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing to create unique creations from clay.   Advanced Ceramics Tuesdays and Thursdays (Two semesters studio) Fine-tune your skills in different construction methods, Read More...
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Fashion Design

Tuesdays and Thursdays (Two semesters studio) Learn techniques for sewing, dyeing 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 Design

Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Explore multiple aspects of game design, including game art, design, programming, and project management in this introductory studio.      
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Illustration

Intro to Illustration Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Explore techniques using ink, pens, markers and other related media to strengthen your ability to communicate ideas, thoughts and processes through drawings.   Advanced Illustration Tuesdays and Thursdays (Two semesters studio) Expand your Read More...
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Photography

Intro to Photography Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Learn the basic functions of our professional DLSR cameras and tips on design and composition to create great images. You’ll also learn about lighting, editing in Photoshop, and even making images Read More...
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Video Production

Intro to Video Production Mondays and Wednesdays (One semester studio) Learn basic principles in storyboarding, lighting, camera work, and editing to produce your own original, digital stories.   Advanced Video Production Tuesdays and Thursdays (Two semesters studio) For those who already Read More...