Students will have the opportunity to work with Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) faculty and graduate students in a two-week immersive program which introduces design thinking and digital tools. The workshops are coordinated by design faculty and Youth Academic Outreach Coordinator, Betty Kassis, and facilitated by two graduate-level architect students. Students will learn to work seamlessly between different tools to explore the terrain of their creativity and experience the energy of this vital and creative institution. Through a unique series of innovative exercises, students will learn basic 3D modeling skills using Rhino and an introduction to graphical literacy using Photoshop and Illustrator. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed a new engagement in visual culture and digital design methods culminating in a centerpiece to their evolving portfolios for future college applications. Students will also learn key design concepts, related vocabulary and communication skills through desk critiques and reviews.