Camp Createability

"Enable Your Creativity!"

Camp Createability Programs and Services

Ellise Painting Underwater Scene

Art

Our Visual Arts Program allows individuals of all abilities to participate in art projects in the studio or virtually as a recreational day activity, transitional education program, entrepreneur or vocational programming.  All programming is designed specifically with the needs and goals of each individual person.  Students can sign up to work in the studio or learn virtually on a flexible schedule.  They are also able to exhibit their art for sale in our office and at various local fairs and festivals.  Programming and support can be covered by CLTS, IRIS, Family Care or Private Pay.








Noah and Miranda Filming

Film

The magic of film is in the air as instructors work with young adults with autism or other disorders to develop employment and life skills through digital media and filmmaking.


Our Full and Part-time Digital Media Training programs provide instruction in visual effects, digital animation, filmmaking, editing, work place social skills, conflict management and more to prepare this underserved group of individuals for lifelong careers. Our training program offers a critical connection between high school, college and meaningful employment by building on the abilities and strengths of these individuals. Upon completion of the program, individuals have the opportunity to become certified in Adobe Software programs. Besides the structured training program we also offer private tutoring. We can individualize a program just for you.


AG Working on Animation

Animation

Learn to create animated cartoons, characters, and objects using Adobe Animate and Photoshop software. This fun and very popular class allows young artists to make their creative ideas come to life.


Students will learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite to create stunning digital design projects. In this collaborative experience, students not only will learn how to use various Adobe programs, but they will als use skills that will increase their conversation and communication, make friendships, learn conflict resolution and most importantly, they will learn a sense of accomplishment. 








Working on Game Design

Game Development

Students will learn the ins and outs of what goes into making gaming content online. Using the Adobe Creative Suite and OBS, students will learn how to record, edit, and post their own gaming videos or even how to livestream themselves on websites like Twitch or YouTube Gaming so others can watch them play games live! There’s a niche for everyone in gaming, whether it be tutorials, commentaries, comedy, or even speedrunning! Learn how to make content like your favorite creators, and who knows maybe you’ll be the next Ninja! Participants will build on their peer interactions and social experiences while building self-confidence and independence.


Learn the fundamentals of game building using the state-of-the-art game engine Unity. These sessions will focus on building and creating a 2D breadout game, art design by the students and some coding.


 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Our Summer Camps are going ‘digital first, in-studio second’!

In the long term, we plan to return to in-studio programming, but for now many of our summer camps will be virtual, with very limited in-person spots available.  We have been working hard to create great Virtual Summer Art, Animation and Game Development Camps. All in-studio programming ensures safety for our staff, students, families and everyone in our community.


Summer camps 2021 will mirror last summer's structure, with adjustments made for in-person and virtual format.  Our team will provide clear schedules and online creation methods, with distance support for all interested in expressing their ideas on screen.  All art supplies or other needed materials will be provided to virtual students ahead of time.


For the most part our process will utilize tools available in each person's home, and to assess the capacity each family has, we will be asking families to fill out a technology survey.  We will try to make accommodations as best we can for all interested students.


If you have any questions about the format or camp in general please contact darmstrong.camp.createability@gmail.com.


For those who are ready to take on the challenge be sure to register as soon as possible as summer camps always fill up fast.


We realize this is a difficult time for many so we have tried to create safe virtual and in-person experiences. 


Our reasons for making the choice to invest in a ‘digital first, in studio second strategy’ include:

  1. To maximize safety for our staff, students, families & community
  2. Flexibility to make smart choices
  3. Accessibility now and in the future
  4. Providing certainty and clear expectations
  5. Ensuring future in person interactions options are by choice.


Our Camps and Workshops are designed for individuals with Autism or other disabilities, but we encourage others without disabilities to join us for an inclusive setting.  We love working with individuals of all abilities.  Creating an art masterpiece, animated or short film is a monumental effort for any individual or group, but for those with Autism or other disabilities, vital skills must be mastered to succeed, including cooperation, negotiation, listening, and taking direction. Participants will learn those skills as well as be introduced to many art mediums, animation, set design, script-writing, acting, dancing, singing, prop/set building, ward-robe, make-up, budgeting, directing, filming, editing, and other tasks necessary for a film. Film camps are open to any child going into 2nd grade through adult.

 
 
Derek and his Coloring Book
 
Red Carpet Event 2021
 
Noah Posing by Computer
 
Film Group with Bucky Statue
 
Dylan, Noah, and Derek
 
Jack with his Photograph