Year-Round Workshops for Girls

TechARTS for Girls (est. 1999) is a community action project that encourages girls from the city of Buffalo and Erie County to receive an affordable hands-on education in computers, technology and media literacy for young women 10 – 16. Classes take place on Saturdays from 10am – 1pm.

For the current schedule, see below.

Registration must occur at least three days prior to the start date of workshop. Cancelations must take place one week before to receive a refund. No walk-ins accepted. Scholarships are available based on need.

While our website is under construction, please register via phone (716) 884-7172 or contact

TechARTS for Girls has received generous support from Hodgson Russ LLP, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, and the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.

Tech Arts for Girls Winter 2018 Schedule

Design & Play
1/6/18 – 1/27/18

Saturdays 10am – 1pm

In this workshop students will work with Adobe Illustrator and learn this professional design software to produce expressive graphic designs. Students will learn the elements of design and typography and put them to use creating unique logo designs that explore concepts & ideas that are close to them.

Character Animator
2/3/18 – 2/24/18

Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Using Adobe’s Character Animator and Illustrator, students will conceive, design, and create their own unique cartoon characters that they will bring to life with Character Animator’s unique rig animation system.

Motion & Graphics
3/3/18 – 3/24/18

Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Using a combination of Adobe After Effects & Final Cut Pro X, students will learn the art of keyframe animation to produce unique and interesting motion graphics. Students are encouraged to let their creativity shine in this workshop that will teach them powerful tools of expression.

Kwik Dox
3/31/18 – 4/21/18

Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Students will learn the art of quick visual storytelling in this documentary based workshop. Using animation, motion graphics and video, students will have the task of putting together a 60 sec or less biographical story.

Story Twine
4/28/18 – 5/19/18

Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Using the online open-source storytelling tool Twine, students will design, write, and digitally publish their own non-linear, choose your own adventure story. This is a fun and powerful tool for storytelling and self expression that can be accessed and published just about anywhere.