Make.Hack.Build. is a collaborative program for creators ages 12 to 18 that enables participants to learn life, technology, and leadership skills by engaging in fun projects for themselves and the community. It also serves as an opportunity for post-secondary education and portfolio development. Whether you’re college-bound, plan to jump straight into the workforce, or want to start your own business, Make.Hack.Build. can help you develop your passions, guide your career goals, and explore what it means to be a community leader. Make.Hack.Build. is a dynamic and flexible program that welcomes all skill levels. Just bring your passion and willingness to learn!

In our fall Make.Hack.Build. session, you will find out how to create art and animation with digital applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Animate. You’ll bring your imagination to life by completing a series of projects that teach technical vocabulary and digital art principles. You’ll also plan an event to show off projects at the end! If you are interested in leading quarterly tech projects and contributing to the Do Space community, consider applying below.

When is it?

Our Fall session will be held over twelve Thursdays from 5:30-7:30PM starting on September 6th with the last meetup on Thursday, November 29th. There will be no session on November 22nd. At our first meetup on September 6th, we are having a kick-off event that will introduce the participants to digital art and animation. Light snacks will be provided.

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 who is interested in leading and creating projects themed around digital art and animation. Anyone with an interest in concept art, comics, or animations is encouraged to apply for Make.Hack.Build. Sixteen applicants will be accepted for the upcoming Fall 2018 session.

What will we be doing for the Summer 2018 session?

Make.Hack.Build participants will learn:

  • Digital Art Production
  • Basics of Adobe Photoshop and Animate
  • Animation Basics
  • Lead Community Events

What skills do I need?

All you need is some basic computer skills, like navigating the internet, and a “whatever it takes” attitude! No art or Adobe experience necessary.

How will participants be selected?

  • We will consider all eligible participants who have completed the online application form by September 2nd for our Fall 2018 session.
  • We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program based on applicant response to the short essay questions.
  • We will strive to create an inclusive and diverse group of participants.

When will I find out if I am selected for Make.Hack.Build.?

Notices of acceptance will be sent out by September 3rd.