FOLLOW YOUR PASSION.  COLLABORATE WITH A TEAM.  BUILD THE FUTURE.
 

SEATTLE

CREATOR

STUDIO

 

Welcome to Seattle Creator Studio


Our expert teachers provide robust technical skill instruction and also guide teens in effective communication, personal awareness, flexibility and leadership. Our program coordinators make sure that teens are not only learning to build, but learning to build as a team.

Fall 2022 Sessions

Discord Coding

 

Video Editing

Overview

 

Learn or enhance your video editing skills by exploring how to unlock the power of storytelling and narrative using found footage from digital archives.

Dates:  SUMMER 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Seattle, WA

What to Expect

Participants will learn about the fundamentals of video and audio editing, and emerge with a finished portfolio piece.

Learning Outcomes

  • Creative Commons Usage

  • iMovie and Audio Editing Software

  • Storytelling Techniques 

  • Film Submission Searches 

* Requirements: Basic Computer Skills

Instructor

 

Jillian Timmermann

Originally coming from a background in computer programming, Jillian has been working in inclusive education and instructional design for the last 7 years. For the past 5 years, she has taught at the high school for the Academy for Precision Learning in Seattle, WA, teaching math, computer science, and social-emotional learning. 

What is a daily session like?

 

Seattle Creator Studio programs run Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm. We start with a morning team check in, followed by focused technical STEM and Creative Arts sessions, lunch, and end the day with fun afternoon outings and activities tailored to the group's interests.

Who is a good fit for the program?

 

  • Summer 2022 sessions are open to participants ages 13-15.

  • All sessions are developed with neurodiverse learners in mind and integrate instruction adapted for multiple learning styles.

  • Participants' learning and social support needs must be met with our 4:1 staffing ratio.

  • Participants should be passionate about the content topic, able to engage with learning up to 4 hours daily, and have some experience demonstrating an entry skill level (see each session description for individual course requirements).

Design, Build, Explore

Overview

 

Participants will build a Raspberry PI microcomputer and use it to design digital automation projects. The possibilities are endless and may include building a spectroscope to analyze the content of various light sources or installing devices around campus and controlling them to collect data, images, and video of wildlife and the night-time sky. Participants will get to do a walkthrough of their completed projects for their parents and SCS community and show off their scientific accomplishments. 

Dates:  SUMMER 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Seattle, WA

What to Expect

Data collected will be analyzed, edited, and published to a website accessible to the community as the participants’ final project. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Designing citizen science projects

  • Build, install and operate a Raspberry PI computer

  • Python and markdown syntax

  • Github website publishing

* Requirements: Basic Coding Skills

Instructor

 

Chandru Narayan

Chandru Narayan is a retired aerospace and software engineering leader and entrepreneur dedicating his time to children's causes. He has been fundraising via cycling over mountains for child abuse prevention for the last 15 years in association with the Mary Bridge Children's foundation. He is now teaching Computer Science, Maths and Astronomy at the Bush School in Seattle, WA. 

 

Citizen Science Evening Sessions

 

Throughout the summer, all participants enrolled in a Seattle Creator Studio session and their families  will have the opportunity to attend night-time sessions to explore the universe through a state-of-the-art telescope and image stars, nebulae, globular clusters and galaxies millions of light years distant to our own solar system. Participants will conduct a sky walk for their friends and family targeting multiple astronomical objects and imaging them live.


Night-time observation sessions will be scheduled at least weekly throughout the 6 weeks of Seattle Creator Studio on the most clear evenings. Sessions will run from 9pm-11pm at night and will take place at Ryther’s main campus. 
More details will be available after registration. 

What is Citizen Science?

 

NASA’s citizen science projects are collaborations between scientists and interested members of the public. Through these collaborations, volunteers (known as citizen scientists) have helped make thousands of important scientific discoveries. - NASA.gov

 
 

Fall 2022 Discord Coding

Overview

 

Create your very own Choose-Your-Own-Adventure bot, using JavaScript and Discord! Students will storyboard their game, learn about core programming concepts, and use Discord to create a bot that tells their story.

Dates: 10/12/22 - 12/7/22    (no group on 11/23) 
Days: Wednesday

Times: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Location: Ryther Main Campus

What to Expect

Participants will learn to program bots in Discord.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use Discord to create a JavaScript bot

  • Storyboard, program, and execute a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story

  • Learn about fundamental programming concepts, including functions and arguments

  • Practice core computer science responsibilities like debugging, peer programming, and giving and receiving feedback

* Requirements: Basic Coding, Familiarity with Discord

Instructor

 

Jillian Timmermann

Originally coming from a background in computer programming, Jillian has been working in inclusive education and instructional design for the last 7 years. For the past 5 years, she has taught at the high school for the Academy for Precision Learning in Seattle, WA, teaching math, computer science, and social-emotional learning. 

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ENROLLMENT

  • All participants and their parent(s) must attend a free 30-minute enrollment meeting to establish fit and goals.

  • Email us at info@seattlecreatorstudio.com to schedule your enrollment meeting.

  • You will receive an email letting you know if you have been accepted into the Seattle Creator Studio program and information on next steps for getting registered. 

  • Limited need-based scholarships are available. 

CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR ENROLLMENT MEETING

206.517.0241

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OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY:    9:00am to 5:00pm

SATURDAY:    Closed

206.525.5050   |   ryther.org

SERVICES

Family Support Services

Neurodiverse Services

Therapy and Counseling

Transitional Community Treatment

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY:    9:00am to 5:00pm

SATURDAY:    Closed

206.517.0241   |   aspiringyouth.net

SERVICES

Social Skills Groups

Summer Camps

Coaching

Young Adult Services

 
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