Cymer Digital Studio at Mission Valley YMCA offers a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools for mixing and editing music, developing video projects, creating art and more.
Meet the director
Edreace Purmul, director of Cymer Digital Studio, brings both experience working with youth and a passion to share his knowledge. The San Diego State University graduate studied film and marketing, and right of college, his first film received a Nomination for Best Picture in 2008 at the Cairo International Film Festival and won the Audience Favorite award at Riverside International Film Festival. Edreace founded his own film production company in 2012.
He's thrilled to be able to offer open lab time to youth from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students may work on video and audio production, graphic design, video game development and robotics, as well as school homework projects.
The Cymer Digital Studio at Mission Valley YMCA serves as an after-school outlet where local youth can tap into their passions and develop skills in a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools for mixing and editing music, developing video projects, creating art and more.
Homework • Projects • Exploration
Middle school and high school students are invited to drop in for open lab at Cymer!
|Monday - Friday||3 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
Director Edreace Purmul invites students to come in and explore the lab. Youth can explore:
- Video production & film making
- Audio production & composition
- Graphic design
- General design, including video game development, introduction to robotics and more!
for youth & Adults
Classes are ongoing and not always offered at the same time.
Classes for Youth & Adults
Photoshop WorkshopLearn the basics of Photoshop. Classes for youth and adults
Robotics at CymerDesign, build and animate your own robot! For ages 10-15.
Professional Music Producing WorkshopAges 16+.
Video Editing WorkshopAges 10-17
Illustrator WorkshopAges 12+
YOUTH INSTITUTEWe have an incredible opportunity for youth entering 9th to 11th grade. The Youth Institute is an eight-week, intensive summer program that immerses participants in multimedia training and includes a one-week wilderness retreat.
The program is completely FREE, and on top of that each participant gets a stipend of $200 for participating. This is the first year we are doing this in San Diego, and it has been done in multiple cities. Learn more