Creator Studio


 

PREPARING TODAY’S STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Hours
Monday to Friday: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: noon-4 p.m.
Dates: Saturday, June 1 to Sunday August 11

The SPARK! Creator Studio provides students ages ten (10) through high school a collaborative workshop environment where they can use a wide array of tools and technologies to build, invent, create and problem-solve. This program combines the equipment of a Makerspace, technology of a Computer Lab and materials of a Tinker Studio.

Students are trained to use a variety of analog and digital tools, attend skill-building workshops led by professionals, artists, artisans and engineers, and engage in self-selected and self-directed projects based on their strengths and interests.

Hours: Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost:  Because of our generous benefactors, the SPARK! Creator Studio is offered free of charge.

June 2019 Creator Classes

Class Description Student Ages # Spots Available Instructor Day Dates Duration Time
3D Pen Students will create parts on 3D pen 10-14 2 Aimee Mondays 3 & 10 1 hour 5:30-6:30pm
Collage Students will learn Adobe Illistrator 10-14 2 Aimee Mondays 17 1 hour 5:30-6:30pm
Beginner Fusion 360 Students will create parts on 3D printer to build a rubber band car 10-14 4 Clarence Mondays 3,10,17 & 24 1 hour 4-5pm
Beginner Sewing Machine basics 13 – 16 2 Michelle Tuesdays 3,10,17 & 24 1 hour 5-6:30pm
TinkerCAD: Chess Pieces Students will build lear 3D printer for Chess Board 10 – 14 2 Clarence Tuesdays 3 & 10 1 hour 4-5pm
TinkerCAD: Chess Pieces Students will build lear 3D printer for Chess Board 10 – 14 2 Clarence Wednesdays 5 & 12 1 hour 4-5pm
Printing & Baking Cookies Students bake cookies with cookies cutter they make on 3D Printer 13 – 18 4 Michelle Thursday 5 & 12 1 hour 5:30-6:30
Embroidery Students learn to embroider 10 – 14 4 Michelle Thursday 19 & 26 1 hour 5:30-6:30
Necklace/earring on Carvey Students learn to program jewelry on Carvey 10 – 14 4 Clarence Saturday 8, 15,22 1 hour 1-2:30pm

Get a more personalized experience through one of our Creator Classes.  Register by emailing your completed registration packet along with your preferred class at programs@sparkdallas.org.

Creator Studio Registration Packet

About the Instructors

Clarence Akagu is a mechanical engineering student with a focus on aerospace at Richland Community College.  He is passionate about collaboration on innovation, creativity, and bringing design concepts to reality through manufacturing technology tools. He has worked on competition teams for Hyperloop with SpaceX, NASA Social, and HeroX Go Fly with Boeing. Clarence’s hobbies include anime, 3D modeling, 3D printing, music concerts, and reading.
Aimee Castelan  is a recent UNT graduate with a background in studio arts. Since she graduated, she has been working as a freelance photographer taking portraits for graduations and other special events. She also worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a  photojournalist. During her free time, she often travels back to her hometown Austin, TX and join her family for some BBQ at Zilker Park.
Michelle Sin is a working, multimedia artist with a fine arts degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. Since graduating she’s been able to artist assist for Zheng Chongbin, work at LACMA, teach group/private lessons, and also worked on K-pop music video sets. Michelle has shown internationally in Korea as well as in America and also curates and throws events. On her free time you can catch her floating in a pool, eating bundt cakes and drinking boba. Michelle is passionate about traveling: seeing the world and also the pursuit of creativity in the youth.

Student Spotlight Editions

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