Join Our Fun Fall Activities for youth in Vancouver at Ethos Lab

Our fall program runs from September 23 to December 11. Dive into the latest gaming technology in our Interactive Arts Studio and explore with our hands-on STEAM programs! 

Freestyle Fridays

Our Fridays are a space for youth to create community, engage with different industries and most importantly, have fun! Whether we’re spending the afternoon at the beach or visiting a local S.T.E.A.M organization, youth will have a great time joining or getting to know the Ethos Lab community.

Who: Grades 8-12 

When: Fridays October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2023 5:30 – 8 PM

Where: 177 E 3rd Ave (Ethos Lab)

Pricing: Free

Registration: Drop-in

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Weekly Schedule


Interactive Art Studio 5pm-7pm





Freestyle Friday 5:30-8pm


Early Explorers 10am to Noon

Interactive Art Studio 1pm-3pm

Learn To Turn Ideas Into Game Designs

Interactive Arts Studio For Grades 8 to 12

Learn how to turn ideas into video games using the Unity engine. Participants will work in teams to brainstorm and discuss their ideas for interactive stories/games, then use industry tools and processes to develop them into designs. Participants will build working prototypes, and iterate on their designs as they create their final work.

This program is for everyone. No prior knowledge or experience is required. 

Supplies: students may bring their own laptop, but laptops will be provided for session use.

Interactive Arts Mondays

Every Monday from Sept 18 – Dec 11

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Fee: $450


No experience needed

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Interactive Arts Saturdays

Every Saturday from Sept 23 – Dec 16

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Fee: $450


No experience needed.

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Who Is the Facilitator?

Instructor: Glen Hamilton

Glen is currently an instructor at Vancouver Film School’s Game Design Program and will be the new instructor for the Ethos Lab Interactive Art Studio. He has managed more than 20 titles on a wide range of gaming platforms, from first-gen Super Nintendo and Xbox 360/PS3 to mobile.

Our 2023 Interactive Arts Program partner is Electronic Arts.

What Your Child Will Learn

  • Create and develop story, character, theme or mechanics ideas for video games using storyboards, animatics, and concepts/mode boards
  • Reflect on personal and/or community values and aspirations, and integrate them into story, character, theme or mechanics ideas
  • Translate story and/or game ideas into concrete designs
  • Develop designs into game mechanics, rules, and player objectives
  • Become familiar with the Unity 2D game development environment
  • Prototype game designs in an iterative fashion

STEAM Programs in partnership with Geering Up UBC

Calling all animal enthusiasts! Join our thrilling Animal Club for a wild adventure! Explore the fascinating realm of the animal kingdom, from soaring through the skies to diving into the depths of marine ecosystems. Get ready to unleash your inner explorer and be captivated by the secrets of the animal world!

Theme: Crazy Creatures 

Dates: Every Saturday, Sep 23 – Dec 2 (no classes Oct 7 & Nov 11)

Time: 10am – Noon

Location: 177 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Facilitator: Geering Up UBC

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