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Find youth programs, events and summer camps for kids and teens. Each section shows the next several events. To find more, checkout the calendar on the main Events page or use the search box to filter events by key words.

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Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 5:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA
    • 8
    Register


    Makerschool students will experience a diverse, hands-on educational journey. We believe all children are makers and we believe makers are people who collaborate with others, have the courage to try new things, communicate their ideas, and create a better world around them. In addition to core academic subjects our pods offer students everyday opportunities to explore, ask questions, and create solutions.  

    Sew What? by Jalene Galena

    Learn to make and alter your own clothes. Imagine and create one of a kind garments in a fun class with other sewing enthusiasts. Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary. This class will cover the basic skills of pattern making, sewing, and fundamentals for garment construction. Students will also learn to incorporate tools like the laser and Silhouette CNC cutter to customize and give new life to old clothes.

    Time: Mondays, 3:00pm-5:30pm

    Age Requirements: 13+

    Cost: $450 per semester, $800 per year.

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA
    • 6
    Register


    Makerschool students will experience a diverse, hands-on educational journey. We believe all children are makers and we believe makers are people who collaborate with others, have the courage to try new things, communicate their ideas, and create a better world around them. In addition to core academic subjects our pods offer students everyday opportunities to explore, ask questions, and create solutions.  

    Visual Arts Studio with Jalene Galena 

    The Nova Labs Workforce Development program focuses on developing the skill sets most needed by manufacturing, trade, and technical careers in today’s economy.  This live and in-person program teaches students safe work practices and quality craftsmanship while students learn to develop and read technical drawings, create a portfolio of their work, and write resumes.  Students will get a foundational experience in using CAD and CAM software to design projects while simultaneously learning woodworking, metalworking, laser cutting, and CNC disciplines, thus allowing them to explore careers in a variety of industries.  Get connected to the largest group of makers, craftspeople, and industry professionals in Northern Virginia!

    This hands-on studio experience will introduce students to the arts through principles of design and technique. From pencils to paint, stained glass, metal and more, students will leave the digital world behind and work on fine tuning hand-eye coordination, turning up their creativity and gaining control over these core mediums. Projects and instruction will be at an advanced level, but younger students with an aptitude for the arts are welcome. 

    Labs: Drawing, Design, Color, 

    Time: Thursdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm 

    Age Requirements: 16-99

    Course Fee:  $650 per semester, $1,300 per year

    Maximum: 6 students

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