Interested in learning and/or developing new skills, while broadening your critical thinking, creativity and ingenuity? Curious about different mediums and techniques available to design and create? Looking for the time and space to devote to taking that next step with a project you’ve been dreaming about? OK! Let’s roll up our sleeves, dive in together and learn by doing!
Whether you have a wish to write, are motivated to make, or are anxious to be artistic - choose your own adventure and join us as we engage our minds and hands in using real tools to do the real work of problem solving and creating.
Not sure where to begin? Cultivate inspiration from brief weekly demonstrations and/or examining the work of featured writers, artists, designers and inventors. Explore the diverse language that makers of all kinds use to communicate their thoughts and ideas while experimenting and applying new skills, techniques and strategies. Youth will have the opportunity to use all the resources OC has to offer.
Youth interest and ideas will largely steer the course of the program. We are prepared to support youth-proposed passion projects or ambitious collaborative group projects. The program is open to youth age 8 and up, providing the possibility for mentorship and the opportunity for sharing eclectic and diverse interests, talent and dialogue. In the event that we need to transition to a virtual format for a period of time, youth can continue to plan, design, collaborate, and make from home, with weekly check-ins and support from facilitators and peers. The Choice Program may not be the same as in previous years, but we can work together to make it a magical new adventure!