Winter Art & Technology Classes

Arriving early to a COMO Art & Technology class on the bus? Does class get out before you can pick up your child? We get it. Schedules are hard and we can help fill the gaps! If your middle school student needs to arrive a little early or stay a little late we have adult supervision available until class starts or until pick up. Middle school students can join our IMPACT program before or after their specialty programs for just $10 an hour! Those interested only need to call our front office at 860.535.2476 for details. 

 

Monthly Maker Mondays


These engaging monthly workshops in the COMO's own MakerSpace are designed for a parent/guardian and child team. You and your child will be introduced to the COMO's makers' equipment and will be encouraged to tinker and create while for the duration of the workshop. 

Last Monday of the month from 6-8 p.m.

Dec. 16 - Project TBA
Jan. 28 - Project TBA
Feb. 25 - Project TBA
March 25 - Project TBA
April 29 - Project TBA

Members - FREE for one parent/guardian and one child (there is a $10 fee per additional child) w. materials fee
Non-member - $35 (there is a $10 fee per additional child) w. materials fee
Materials Fee - $15

 

Minecrafting: Computer Science and Design (Ages 8-12)


Minecraft is not just a fun game, it’s also an open source virtual environment that allows us to learn a multitude of different STEM discipline and topics. This fall course will focus on the computer science behind Minecraft as well as the design and building aspect of the game. Students will be writing their own code to modify and change their own virtual world as well as develop and design 3D sculptures and objects to be printed on the COMO’s 3D printer.


Days/Times: Tuesdays | 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 8. - Feb. 12
Session 2: March 5 - April 9
Member Fee
: $110 | Non-Member Fee: $140
Materials Fee: $10
Makeup Dates: Jan. 12, 19, March 2, 9


Material Design and Laser Cutting (Ages 9-15)

The Glowforge platform is a powerful laser cutting tool for both designing and production. Through hands-on lessons and demonstrations, students well create a series of three designed laser engraved or cut objects that will represent their progress in the class. Much like 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving have become applicable in many design and manufacturing industries. With the abundance and user friendly approach of platforms like the Glowforge, advanced manufacturing and advanced design have moved out of specialized workshops and studios and into the classroom.


Days/Times: Fridays | 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
Session 2: March 8 - April 12
Member Fee
: $110 | Non-Member Fee: $140
Materials Fee: $10
Makeup Dates: Jan. 12, 19, March 2, 9


3D Sculpture and Printing (Ages 9-14)

This hands-on six week program 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. Students will also be creating objects and sculptures in Minecraft and learning programs like Sketch-Up and Blender.

Days/Times: Mondays | 3:15-5 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Session 2: March 4 - April 8
Member Fee
: $110 | Non-Member Fee: $140
Materials Fee: $10
Makeup Dates: Jan. 12, 19, March 2, 9


Dungeons & Dragons After School Adventure A (Ages 10-14)

Part illustration workshop, part creative writing class and part mystical journey, Dungeons & Dragons A combines the classic role-playing game developed in the 1970s with modern technology and creative learning opportunities. Develop a character, give him/her/it a back story and then play through a compelling storyline 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.

Days/Times: Wednesdays | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
Session 2: March 6 - April 10
Member Fee
: $110 | Non-Member Fee: $140
Makeup Dates: Jan. 12, 19, March 2, 9


Dungeons & Dragons After School Adventure B (Ages 6-9)

Part illustration workshop, part creative writing class and part mystical journey, Dungeons & Dragons B combines the classic role-playing game developed in the 1970s with modern technology and creative learning opportunities. Develop a character, give him/her/it a back story and then play through a compelling storyline 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.

Days/Times: Thursdays | 4:15-6 p.m.
Session 1: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
Session 2: March 7 - April 11
Member Fee
: $110 | Non-Member Fee: $140
Makeup Dates: Jan. 12, 19, March 2, 9