Children's Program

Code: K0605-24

    • Ages 12 - 15

Skateboard Construction and Design

Jul 8 - 12, 2024

9AM - 3PM

Concept

This hands-on workshop for teens explores state-of-the-art techniques in skateboard design and construction, giving participants the opportunity to create their own unique, functional skateboard. We begin with modeling finger boards and miniature skatepark features using 3D software and 3D printers. For the final project, students learn essential techniques in mold making, vacuum press bent lamination, laser cutting, and stencil work. Students walk away from the workshop with an introduction to general tools, equipment, and software—and with a fully completed skateboard, ready for shredding at the local park.

Media

Meshmixer, Tinkercad, 3-D Printing, laser cutting, CNC router, vacuum press lamination, mold-making, jig saw, sanding, painting and design

Supply List

Faculty

Emil Gorman

Studio Coordinator, Digital Fabrication

Emil Gorman is the Studio Coordinator for Digital Fabrication. He is an artist and designer with a passion for furniture and the implementation of sustainable materials. He received a BFA with a concentration in Human-Centered Design at Northern Michigan University. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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William Lanzillo

Studio Coordinator of Sculpture

William Lanzillo is a sculptor whose work includes objects, performances, and interactive experiences. He received a BA from Carleton College in 2019, studying both psychology and studio art. He recently earned an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2023.

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Tuition: $615.00
Studio Fee: $150.00
Registration Fee: $25.00

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Child & Teen Scholarships

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

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