Summer Youth Workshops

Ages 13-18
June through August (See specific dates below.)
$240 / workshop, $180 / 2+ workshops
Scholarship and work/study options available.
Email education@rocklandsteelhouse.com or call 207-613-1924 with questions.


M-Th, 9am-noon
6/26 - 6/29

$45 materials deposit required in advance

Skateboards: With Custom Graphics and Sticker Decals

Instructors Tom Weis, Alexis Iammarino, RISD Grad

Ready to get totally RAD? Using Steel House’s wood shop, build a functional skateboard of your own design, complete with custom art employing a variety of printmaking, illustration, and street art techniques. 


M-Th, 9am-noon
7/3 - 7/6

$40 materials deposit required in advance

Electronic Fashion: Haute/HighTech Fabrics 

Instructors Nate Davis, Alexis Iammarino, RISD Grad

Learn about basic electronics and circuits as we integrate them with clothing, wearable devices and soft goods.  Students will use conductive thread, circuit boards, sensors and other components in this electrifying  workshop. 


M-Th, 9am-noon
7/10 - 7/13

Laser Cut Magpie Mobiles

Instructors Kate Holland, Emily Horne Jeffries

The art and mechanics of mobiles is the art and play of balancing forms in space. Design and develop a delicately arranged hanging artwork with use of our laser cutter and exercises in art and design with a variety of lightweight wood, plexi and metallic materials.


Sat, 9am-12:30pm
7/15

$165/attendee

Each student takes home a fully assembled BOSEbuild Speaker Cube.

Guest Teacher Workshop: Speakers and Sounds

Lee Zamir of Bose Corporation

In this workshop, you will get hands on with how a speaker works and build and take home your very own Bluetooth speaker. We will be using a special program built by Bose around their BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. We will explore the following:

  • What is sound?
  • How does a magnet and coil of wire work to make sound?
  • Design a speaker from a single sheet of paper, cardboard, or other craft materials.
  • Work with sensors to explore different inputs from their world:
    • Sensors we will explore include: Magnetism, Gravity & Distance
    • Using these sensors, each participant will develop their own game or musical instrument.

M-Th, 9am-noon
7/17 - 7/20

Design and Make Your Own Glider 

Instructors Cameron Alexander, Emily Horne Jeffries

Design, build, and launch your own lightweight glider using our laser printer. Explore the dynamics of flight and the mechanics of small flying objects with our laser cutter.


M-Th, 9am-noon
7/24 - 7/27

Flash Films: Sixty Second Stories

Instructor Scott Sell

Film a minute-long masterpiece! Learn how to shoot compelling movie footage and edit quickly to tell a documentary or narrative story. This hands-on workshop explores script writing, camera operation, audio recording, and video editing.


M-Th, 1-3pm
7/24 - 7/27

Please bring your phone.

Mobile Phone Photography

Instructor Sarah Rice

Take advantage of the camera you have with you all the time! Learn what it’s capable of and what apps to use to maximize that potential.  We’ll go over the best ways to photograph with your phone, then get to work making pictures.  


M-Th, 9am-noon
7/31 - 8/3

Tech Salon: Invitation to Innovate

Instructor Nate Davis

This self-directed workshop will allow students to explore their interests in technology hardware and software and plan and execute a small technological project. Come with dreams, leave with robots!


M-Th, 9am-noon
8/7 - 8/10

$45 materials deposit required in advance

Skateboards: With Custom Graphics and Sticker Decals

Instructors Tom Weis, Alexis Iammarino, RISD Grad

Ready to get totally RAD? Using Steel House’s wood shop, build a functional skateboard of your own design, complete with custom art employing a variety of printmaking, illustration, and street art techniques. 


M-F, 9am-noon
8/14 - 8/18

$35 materials deposit required in advance

Art of Automata: Building Painted Mechanical Toys

Instructors Isabella ZP Feracci & Annie Bailey

Design and build a mechanical toy! Bring to life inanimate objects and original characters by using simple machines. Draw, measure, mark, cut and assemble through a series of hands-on exercises. Participants will build their own animated toy using a variety of basic hand and power tools and assorted hardware.