Today's a beautiful day outside! Maybe we can get some cornhole going! TUESDAY: Nick will be taking folks to the Barre skate park. If you want to go, you need to get a permission slip signed by your parents and have it with you tomorrow. Nick will be leaving the Basement promptly at 3:30pm. For … Continue reading Skate Park Trip, Teen Council, and Girls’ Night!
This week we've got State House lawn games, a necklace making workshop, teen council and more! TODAY: State House lawn games! Wiffleball? Frisbee? Cornhole? Do you have a suggestion? Come down to the Basement and let's get something going! TODAY or TOMORROW: The sketchbook project got postponed a bit, but we will be sending it … Continue reading This week…
Our largest project at the Basement this summer has been shooting and editing a documentary. All of our daily activities and projects have been interspersed with filming, with teens exploring what its like on both sides of the camera. Little pink Flip Cameras float around the teen center capturing spontaneous moments of laughter, singing, shouting, … Continue reading Documentary Premier Approaches
This week has been busy getting ready for the Amazing Race on Friday! We just finished printing the t-shirts we designed especially for this race. Teams will wear unique colors and our wonderful volunteers at each challenge-station will be identified by their Amazing Race shirts! There's still time to sign-up, although you'll have some fierce … Continue reading T-Shirts for the Amazing Race
We did an outdoor art workshop today, based on the secret sculpture installations of Charles Simonds -- First we headed to our favorite toy shop, Woodbury Mountain Toys, to pick up tiny animals and other things to work with. Below are the results of our labor. If you head East on State Street in Montpelier, as … Continue reading Outdoor Art Workshop
Even though drawing and cutting a stencil can be excruciatingly tedious, the prospect of wearing an original print on a shirt is VERY appealing. The shirt you see below was painstakingly drawn, cut and printed. The process was not frustration-free, but as you can see the hard work paid off.
This is the first week of our video game design workshop! For the next six weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm, we'll be working on learning what makes a good game and then exploring the technical tool-sets. The goal of the workshop is for young people to learn the skills involved in … Continue reading Video Game Design