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9:30AM | Create 3D Minecraft Animations with Blender

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

Model and animate Minecraft characters using professional 3D Animation software! Using Blender, a powerful and free 3D animation program, the class will explore the world of modeling, texturing and animation. Students will model originally designed Minecraft characters and texture them with any skin of their choosing. They will then, as a class, write and animate a short story that incorporates everyone's characters. Please note that this class is a 3D animation class and does not include playing Minecraft.

Software: Download and install Blender

9:30AM | Minecraft City Builders

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

What makes for the perfect city? Is it a city with no traffic? One with the tallest buildings? In that class you’ll get to design and build the perfect city… IN MINECRAFT! Students will explore cities and what they require to function. They will look at existing towns and cities and explore what could be improved. Then, they will design and build their perfect cities in Minecraft down to every detail.

Software: Download and install Minecraft Java Edition on a Mac or PC

Please create a minecraft account prior to class

9:30AM | Start Coding with Python

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

Create interactive text adventure games, quizzes and more with Python. Python is an ideal starter language because it is easy to write, easy to read and is used in the real world, in fact, the entire backend of YouTube is written in Python! Students will start with writing simple projects to develop familiarity with the language and move onto creating interactive text-based games and even drawing with code!

Software: Repl.it

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

*We recommend installing the full version of Python in the event Repl.it experiences server issues

11:30AM | Become a YouTuber

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

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)

11:30AM | Create 2D Platformers with Scratch

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Intermediate knowledge of Scratch

Ages 8-12

Learn to make 2D platformers in Scratch! In this class, you'll bring your skills to the next level as you learn to create awesome games complete with gravity, multiple levels, or even side-scrolling! Recreate your own Super Mario or Flappy Bird-style games while you explore what makes video games fun and challenging!

Software: Scratch

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

11:30AM | Create Graphics with Python (Intermediate)

$275
Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Prior knowledge of Python required

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





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