How are your programs
different from others?
Seattle Creator Studio’s vision is to help teens with diverse learning styles build transferable Creative Arts and STEM skills through hands-on experiences while also providing the interpersonal guidance that they need to succeed.
The pillars of our model:
Fun and engaging content
Our programs are geared towards teens with specialized interests and are facilitated by experienced leaders in the field.
Steps towards independence and expertise
Each program is structured to help prepare participants for the future, including:
Increased hard skills in a content area
A tangible final product or portfolio
Targeting organizational skills through planning group activities
Future: internship sites and scaffolded leadership opportunities for returning participants
Supporting collaboration and leadership
Our program counselors use in-the-moment coaching to help participants work through challenges using perspective-taking, communication, and social problem-solving.
Who are your staff/what
are their qualifications?
In addition to the lead content Instructors (see Instructor Bios in each program description), our participants are supported by program coordinators who have experience working with neurodiverse students. Our staff come from diverse professional backgrounds in special education, speech and language pathology, social work, mental health therapy, and other related fields.
How big is
each session cohort?
Each Summer 2022 session is capped at 8 participants. We keep a 4:1 participant to staff ratio.
your program located?
All daytime SCS Summer 2022 sessions will be located at: 2100 E Spruce St, Seattle, WA 98122.
Citizen Science evening sessions will be held at: 2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
Can the program be done online?
No, all Seattle Creator Studio Summer 2022 sessions will be held in-person and will not have an option for remote participation.
I am a beginner; can I still enroll in the coding programs?
While we are looking at creating beginner coding programs in the future, our Summer 2022 Design, Build, and Explore and Discord Coding sessions do require basic coding skills. An introductory coding class or camp would qualify, or any of the following online options that can be completed before the summer:
Scratch (Sandbox, block programming): scratch.mit.edu
Snap (Sandbox, block programming): snap.berkeley.edu
Will these sessions count for educational credits?
No, Seattle Creator Studio is designed to be passion-led learning and is not intended to prepare participants for specific academic goals. However, the skills and final products from our programs would look good on a resumé or college entrance application.
What time commitment do I need to practice these skills?
All Summer 2022 SCS sessions take place Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm, with optional Citizen Science evening sessions 9-11pm on clear nights. There is no “homework” or expectation that participants will practice skills outside of program hours.
How do I enroll?
All participants and their parent(s) must attend a free 30-minute enrollment meeting to establish fit and goals.
Email us at email@example.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.
Where do enrollment meetings take place?
Enrollment meetings are being held online at this time and are attended by the parent/guardian and child.
What is the cost of program?
Summer 2022 Two-week sessions are $1400 per session. Participants must attend both weeks of a session since the program builds skills towards a final product.
Are scholarships offered?
Limited need-based scholarships are available. Participants can fill out our scholarship form at the time of registration.
Are payment plans available?
Yes, participants can select from different options upon registration.
Covid Safety Policy
As a Ryther program, we will be adhering to guidelines for healthcare facilities. At this time, this includes mandatory masking for all staff and participants and daily temperature checks. Participants are asked not to attend if they are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Please see ryther.org/covid-19-updates for the latest updates
I am interested in working at Seattle Creator Studio. How can I apply?
We do not have a current openings for the summer, but you are welcome to send in a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep it on file.