Fall Art & Technology Classes

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MOVIE MAKING 101 (Middle & High School Students)

A 2-day intensive workshop for the beginner/intermediate actor, director, and editor.


In this ten hour, two day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of movie-making from the script stage to the final product, by shooting and editing an original movie short! 

Movie Making 101 is designed for the beginning or intermediate actor who wants to make a career in television, film, or commercials, and/or the young director, editor, and camera operator who is interested in the production, editing and scoring of movies and television shows. 

Students will not only shoot a short movie to be used for audition purposes, they will also get an introduction to industry standard editing software and techniques using Adobe Premier. Movie Making 101 is a collaborative workshop facilitated by Michael T. Lombardi, an actor, writer, producer, and Emmy nominated director, and Joseph Trelli, a free-lance new media developer and STEAM educator at the Stonington COMO. 

Workshop Dates:

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24

10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

*Register before September 15, 2017 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT*


Early Bird Workshop Fee:

$315 Members

$345 Non members


Workshop Fee:

$365 Members

$395 Non members

The COMO’s Minecraft Class (Ages 7-13)

Explore the immersive world of art, physics and architecture in the COMO’s Minecraft Art class. Students will learn composition skills, color balance, and 3D modeling design all in the wonderful world that is Minecraft. Monday’s class is geared towards students ages 9–13, while Tuesday’s class is perfect for students ages 7– 9. *Minecraft A does not meet on 10/9

Minecraft B (Ages 7-9)

Dates: Tuesdays September 12 – October 31

Time: 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Members: $115

Non-Members: $135

Minecraft A (Ages 10-13)

Dates: Mondays, September 11 – November 6 

Time: 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Members: $115

Non-Members: $135

Video Production (Ages 9-13)

Our Fall Video Production Class dives deeper into video as a medium. The program is designed to introduce kids to the basics of video production and to have fun producing short videos for a web platform. Over the course of eight weeks, students will learn about studio production, editing and filming techniques. Students will focus on projects like music video productions, action sport filming and funny skits.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 25 – November 15 (does not meet 10/9)

Time:  3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Members: $85

Non-Members: $115


Make Your Own Video Game Demo! (Ages 9-13)

COMO student programs his own video game in the COMO MakerSpace

Have you ever had a really cool idea for a video game, but didn’t know where to start?! Learn the basics of computer game design, including models, textures, volumes, lighting and more to make an amazing 2D video game. In this six week workshop, you will build one fully designed level that will act as a demo for your game. All students will be able to export their finished demos to play at home on their phones, tablets or computers.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 13—November 1

Time: 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Member Fee: $115

Non-Member Fee: $145

Intro to Digital Photography and Photoshop (Ages 9-13)

In this hands-on introductory class, students will learn how to capture the perfect shot while mastering the high-end features of an advanced DSLR camera. Learn the fundamentals of light, shadow, exposure, and composition. Discover the power of Photoshop® as you learn how to consistently produce superior-quality images and fix almost any image issue. Already own a digital camera? Bring it to class for even more customized instruction. Don’t have a camera? No problem! The COMO has DSLRs for you to use!

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 26 – November 16

Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Members: $85

Non-Members: $115

Dungeons and dragons dice

Dungeons & Dragons After School Adventures (Ages 7-13)

Part illustration workshop, part creative writing class - but it's all a mystical journey through our own imaginations! Our popular Dungeons & Dragons After School Adventures combines the classic role-playing game developed in the 1970's with modern technology and creative learning opportunities. Develop a character, give him/her/it a back story and then start a quest with your fellow adventurers. As we play through our quest, participants will draw some of our amazing feats, write of our heroism and combine both into a tome to take home.

Dates: Thursdays, September 14—November 2

Time: 4:15– 6:00 p.m.

Member Fee: $95

Non-Member Fee: $125

3D printer

Introduction to 3D Printing (Ages 9-15)

This hands-on workshop introduces students to the exciting world of 3-D printing. This course will demystify the terminology, software, and materials commonly available.  Learn how 3D printers work, the basics of safety, operation and maintenance as well as how to create your own 3D models and prepare files for printing.

Dates: Fridays | September 29 – November 17

Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Member Fee: $120

Nonmember Fee: $150