The Soft Lab is in FULL EFFECT!

When we got our sewing machines repaired and tuned-up, the Soft Lab opened to our BCAL Youth, for them to materialize their ideas in a way that allowed each participant to use equipment and tools, along with hands-on practices to eventually create anything they could imagine, starting from a very familiar place: A pillow.  Each day the process adds to the final product, through many preliminary steps and prototype creation, while the students become aware of the skills needed to make a final product look a feel complete.

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BCAL’s New Blogger


Hello World, my name is Dewayne (Me in the gray hoodie) and I am BCAL’s New Part-Time, High School Photographer/Blogger. I am very passionate about photography because I love taking pictures and exploring the many forms of art that this world has to offer.  In my opinion, photography is more than just taking pictures and saving them onto your computer; each photo has its own story and uniqueness about it and that is what I am looking for in every image. When people come to BCAL they always learn and explore new methods and ideas of doing things, whether it is new ideas in dancing, or Mouse Squad, or in the Maker Lab all students can learn something new everyday, and I want to capture those jaw-dropping moments on camera. Everyday can be an amazing day at BCAL and those memories should always be kept and should never vanish. Throughout the next few months, I will take you on a journey to explore the stories behind (Maker – Lab, Mouse Squad, Dance , Inside the Music Studio, The Soft Lab, etc).  Aside from BCAL I have my own photography company called “New Generation Images;” using my talents, I want to motivate other children to follow their dreams & desires despite the negative criticism they receive from unsupportive people. New Generation Images was founded in 2015 and is a company that is a work in progress .

BCCP Middle School Program starts at BCAL!

It has been 2 weeks since we started the New BCCP Middle School Programs at BCAL and already our students have learned about 2D mixed media & movement, Rhino and/or TinkerCad (2D & 3D design software), how to laser cut and 3D print basic designs, and about the different kinds of steel pans and the respective mallets to use for the optimal note to be played!

Please stay tuned for more activity highlights and let me know if you have any suggestions, ideas for projects, and/or comments about what we could get done!


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