IDEAWERKS students ages 12-18 will discover career opportunities in the multimedia arts industry, develop skills in collaboration, presentation, completion and delivery, improve personal confidence, and acquire professional capabilities and communication skills.

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) and the Jackie Lee Robinson Foundation (JLRF) provide state-of-the-art computers, multimedia software and digital recording equipment, instruments and other equipment, as well as certified instructors, curriculum and teaching plans.

Students will learn multimedia production skills including:

  • Recording audio and video project information on digital media workstations
  • Creating beats
  • Studying music basics and computer software to create music tracks and videos
  • Producing and recording their own individual multimedia projects

The IDEAWERKS program runs on a seasonal basis, and includes lessons, projects, lectures, special guests, demonstrations and studio time.


Wednesdays Jan. 7-March 18: 6-8 pm
Thursdays Jan. 8-March 19: 6-8 pm


Wednesdays April 1-June 10: 6-8 pm
Thursdays April 2-June 11: 6-8 pm


Wednesdays July 15-Sept. 23: 6-8 pm
Thursdays July 16-Sept. 24: 6-8 pm


Wednesdays Oct. 7-Dec. 16: 6-8 pm
Thursdays Oct. 8-Dec. 17: 6-8 pm

IDEAWERKS Application

Students may register at any time throughout the year on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Applicants from the Powderhorn Park community will have first consideration.

IDEAWERKS Application

  • Authorization for Participation: I grant permission for my child to participate in all activities designated by JLR Foundation as part of their participation in the after school and/or summer programs and covered under the guidelines of the Minneapolis Park Board. Further, I agree to assume all risks and liabilities associated with my child’s participation in said programs and to indemnify and hold JLR Foundation harmless from all claims which may arise as a result of participation. I agree not sue JLR Foundation or its Directors, Officers, employees, sponsors, volunteers, and the owners/leasers of the premises used to conduct events and/or programming, all of which hereinafter referred to as releases, from any and all liability. I have read the above waiver/release and understand that (I) sign this release voluntarily. I will also accept responsibility for payment of medical services rendered in the event of an emergency.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

You can also print a paper version of the IDEAWERKS registration form [PDF], complete and return by fax or email.

Powderhorn Recreation Center 
3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-370-4960
Fax: 612-724-9522

IDEAWERKS is a joint venture between IPR, JLRF, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.