Digital Art & Design Classes

Unleash your creativity in the exciting world of digital media! Make movies. Architect buildings. Sculpt in virtual Clay. Engineer bridges. Use a 3D printer!

Digital Art & Design Classes

Does your student have a budding interest in architecture, construction, or engineering buildings and structures? Or, are they more interested in sculpting, 3D art, and 3D printing? Our Digital Art & Design classes bring together the best in STEM and art! Students will explore essential and complementary ways to design in three dimensions.

What kid doesn’t love movies? Students can make their own in our popular digital animation classes that combine imaginative storytelling, hands-on crafts, and digital creation tools. Students will create movie projects to take home and share with family and friends.

When you join our After School STEM Enrichment Program – BUILD, you’ll have access to dozens of classes, available after school. Monthly membership includes two 1-hour classes each week with options across our five STEM domains – Coding, Robotics, Digital Art & Design, Video Game Design and Minecraft. Learn more about all that BUILD membership includes and schedule your free consultation so we can make sure your child has the best path of classes this year!

All Coding Classes are available in our Lexington and Newton Studios, or Online.

Explore all that Empow has to offer with our new Tech & Design Survey Class. In this introductory class, students will explore a variety of STEM technology in a rotating schedule. Every few weeks your student will learn something new, including 3D Modeling & Printing, Coding, Video Game Design, Minecraft, Movie Production, and more. This class is great opportunity for your student to try new things and discover the types of technology they would like to master. Some students will stay in this class to explore a variety of STEM technologies, other students will start here then transition into a specific path that interests them.

  • LEVEL: Beginner
  • FOR STUDENTS WHO ENJOY: Trying new technology, Creating things
  • TECHNOLOGY: Tinkercad, Scratch, Sweet Home 3D, SculptGL, Flowlab, Minecraft, Wick Editor, Roblox

Does your child have a budding interest in architecture, construction or engineering buildings and structures? Or, are they more interested in sculpting, 3D art, and 3D printing? We’ve got the class for you! In this program, students will explore three essential and complementary ways to design in three dimensions. We’ll start with Tinkercad, where we will apply the concept of Constructive Solid Geometry towards designing a solid, often linear and symmetrical object — such as furniture, wrench or chess piece. Next, we’ll build in virtual clay, using Sculptris, and gain exposure to conceiving of 3D rounded surfaces as a collection of flat triangles or other polygons (mesh geometry). And, last, we will explore larger 3-dimensional spaces, with both internal and external design elements, by architecting houses using Sweet Home 3D. This is a super fun class that brings together the best in STEM and art!

  • LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
  • FOR STUDENTS WHO ENJOY: Drawing, Designing, Sketching, Using clay
  • TECHNOLOGY: Tinkercad, SculptGL, Sweet Home 3D, 3D printer is highly recommended

Students can take take three-dimensional design skills to the next level in our more advanced 3D 201:Modeling & Printing class. Students will learn to design more complex projects such as shapes with moving mechanisms like joints. They will also learn to design for specific dimensions. Students will also l learn best practices in 3D printing — how 3D printers work, troubleshooting techniques, and how to design objects that are structurally sound.

  • LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
  • FOR STUDENTS WHO ENJOY: Drawing, Designing, Sketching, Using clay
  • TECHNOLOGY: Tinkercad, SculptGL, Sweet Home 3D, 3D printer is highly recommended

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I didn’t think I’d get to see my friends for awhile, but with the online Empow class, it’s like we’re together again!

These classes give me the time to get my own work done while knowing my child is learning valuable skills in a supervised setting. You've done a great job!

The small virtual class size and attentive and knowledgeable teachers make sure that my son is engaged and learning while also having fun!

My two kids attended virtual classes at Empow Studio today with their teachers and classmates, and it was a fantastic experience. Not only did it keep them busy during this challenging time when both my husband and I are trying to work from home, but it also provided them with an enriching academic activity and fulfilling interaction with their teachers and classmates!

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