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Ages 12-16

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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

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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 | 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/

9:30AM | Create Arcade Games with Java

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

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

9:30AM | Create Cartoons with Open Toonz

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

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

Ages 12-16

Have you ever wondered how to create moving images with nothing but your drawings? Jump in and get started with this class! Students will learn what it takes to create traditional hand-drawn animations with Open Toonz, a free illustration and cartooning program that is used by Studio Ghibli! Students will begin with the simple bouncing ball, to stick figures and finally onto a final project where they can add as much detail as they like.

Traditional Animation is a difficult subject, so to make the learning process easier, the objects drawn in this class will be simple. Students with significant drawing experience can elaborate on their projects.

Software: Download and install Open Toonz

Recommended Hardware: Drawing Tablet

If you do not own a drawing tablet, please ensure you have a mouse.

9:30AM | Intro to Photo Editing

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

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

Ages 12-16

Become a photo editing wiz using Gimp, an open-source version of Photoshop. Students will explore different styles of Photography and photo composition, and apply the techniques they learn outside of class. They will then edit their images during class using Gimp, which functions just like Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore color correction, retouching, and compositing. 

Software: Download and install GIMP

Hardware: Camera with manual setting required





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