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1:00PM | Graphic Design with Gravit

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 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

1:00PM | Start Coding with Java

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of Java by creating amazing interactive projects! Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world - even Minecraft was programmed in Java! This class will explore Java using Processing, a program used to create graphics with code. From creating simple drawings to interactive animated projects, this class will provide a solid foundation in using Java. Students should expect to complete a variety of projects during this class.

Software: Download and install Processing

1:00PM | YouTube Studio (Advanced)

$718
Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Ages 12-16

Bring the production value of your YouTube Channel to the next level in YouTube Creator Studio! Students will explore the tricks and techniques used to create quality content on YouTube and build a following. Class time will be spent writing & developing content, editing, and exploring the best way to engage with your audience. Editing will be done with Davinci Resolve, a free and powerful video editing program.

Please note, as this is an online class, shooting will be done outside of class time. 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) 

9:30AM | Create 3D Games with Unity

$359
Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

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!

Please 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

$359
Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

$359
Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

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 | Digital Photography

$359
Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

9:30AM | Start Coding with Java

$359
Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of Java by creating amazing interactive projects! Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world - even Minecraft was programmed in Java! This class will explore Java using Processing, a program used to create graphics with code. From creating simple drawings to interactive animated projects, this class will provide a solid foundation in using Java. Students should expect to complete a variety of projects during this class.

Software: Download and install Processing





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