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1:00PM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

$718

with Evan M.

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.

Software: Download and install Blender

1:00PM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$718

with Zach G

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Design and program original arcade-style video games using Java! Students will start by rebuilding pong in Processing, a programming environment specifically designed to handle graphics and interactivity. They will then as a class design, build, and test an original video game complete with characters, enemies, sound effects, music and more! From spaceship shooters to platform jumping battle games, the sky is the limit!

Software: Download and install Processing

Will run

1:00PM | Create Graphics with Python (Advanced)

$718

with David K.

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Prerequisite: Intro to Python or Intermediate Python

Ages 9-12

Create interactive visual projects using code. Using Processing, a programming environment specifically designed to handle graphics, students will use Python to create a variety of different interactive, visual projects and even games. The class builds on the skills developed in Intro to Programming with Python and applies them to a whole new world of projects. Students can expect to complete this class with several original projects. Students will need to use previous Python experience, plus creativity & problem solving skills to create a complex game from the ground up that may even incorporate graphics!

Software: Download and install Processing

Will run

1:00PM | Graphic Design with Gravit

$718

with Elijah L.

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Learn to create logos, web graphics, movie posters, and much more! Students will explore the essential tools in Gravit, a free, web-based graphic design program, and create a variety of original projects ranging from graphics to custom fonts and more. No prior experience with Graphic Design is necessary. Please note, the tools used in Gravit are very similar to Adobe Illustrator, so the skills built in this class can be applied to most other design programs.

Software: Download and Install Gravit

Please create and set up a free Gravit account prior to class

Virtual Open House: Summer Session 4 & 5

Free
Calendar Aug 13, 2020 at 4 pm

Join us for a virtual open house to learn about our classes, meet our instructor team, and experience The DAE right from your home. We'll start in a general session going over dates, times, and the breakdown of the day and then we'll have 3 different breakout rooms to experience our classes in:

  • Coding & Game Design
  • Digital Arts & Animation
  • CAD & 3D Design

Come on in, meet the team, ask lots of questions, and let us help you get set up for an amazing summer experience!

9:30AM | Become a YouTuber

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 9-12

Running a YouTube channel is fun and not as difficult as you may think! Students will explore different styles of YouTube videos and decide what style they would each like to use for their channel. The class will then learn how to shoot and edit awesome videos with Davinci Resolve, a free and powerful video editing program. Finally, students will explore the process of uploading, tagging, properly labeling, and creating thumbnails for their videos!

Please note, as this is an online class, students will be responsible for shooting their videos outside of class. Class time will be spent on writing content for video and editing. Please note, students will need access to a device that can record video. Acceptable devices includes tablets, smartphones, point and shoot cameras with video capabilities, or camcorders.

Software: Download and install Davinci Resolve and Gimp

Software for Screen Recording: OBS Studio (Windows), Quicktime (Mac)

Required Hardware: Recording Device (camera, phone, webcam etc)

Will run

9:30AM | Code Games with Scratch

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 7-10

Design and program video games using Scratch! Scratch is an MIT designed programming language that is specifically designed to make programming fun and easy. Students will start with the hour of code and then build several simple games to learn the ins and outs of how to program with Scratch. By the end of the class, students will have originally designed video games to share with friends and family!

Software: Scratch

Please create and set up a free Scratch account prior to class

9:30AM | Create 3D Games with Unity

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One-week options are available at checkout: $359.

Ages 12-16

Learn how to build a challenging platformer in 3D! Students will use Unity, a powerful game design tool, to explore what goes into the game design process. At first, the class will build a pre-designed level in their game as a group to learn the basics of Unity. Students will then get to design and build their own custom levels to add to their game. Each student will complete the class with a finished game that can be played on any computer.

Software: Download and Install UnityBlender and Gimp

Hardware: A 3 button mouse is required

Optional Hardware: VR Headset

 If you do not own a VR headset, projects can still be exported for normal gameplayPlease double check that Unity has automatically installed Visual Studio. If the program is not installed, please install it manually from this link: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/unity-tools/





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