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The Digital Arts Experience



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1:00PM | Create 2D Platformers with Scratch

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

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

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

1:00PM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$718
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

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

$718
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

1:00PM | Create VR Experiences with Unity

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Ages 12-16

Create immersive VR environments using Unity! Unity is a free and powerful game development tool. Students start by exploring the basics of developing a 3D space in Unity. They will then use their skills to develop immersive VR environments! This class will include concepts of game design and computer programming. Please note that if students do not own a VR headset, projects can be exported and played on a Mac or PC wihtout a headset.

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 gameplay

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/

1:00PM | Design Products with Tinkercad

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to 3D Printing

Ages 9-12

Apply 3D design skills in the real world by designing original products and inventions. This class will focus heavily on the design process by pitting students against real world problems and challenging them with the task of designing solutions. Students will define the problems they are trying to solve, understand the details of the problem, create several design concepts, and 3D model the solution of their choice!

Software: Tinkercad

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

1:00PM | Game Design Studio with Java (Advanced)

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to Java or Arcade Game Design

Ages 12-16

Take your Java skills to the next level! This class is designed for students who have Java experience and want to take their skills even further. Students and their instructor will work side by side to plan, design, and program projects in Processing ranging from arcade-style video games to interactive stories and everything in between.

Software: Download and install Processing

1:00PM | Graphic Design with Gravit

$718
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

1:00PM | Robotics Challenge with Edison

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 1 pm

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

Ages 7-12

Learn to program robots with Scratch! Using Edison, a simple but powerful robotics platform, students will take computer programming to the physical world! The class will explore using an Edison specific version of Scratch to create movement and sound programs and move on to program the robots to navigate mazes, interact with the physical world, and more!





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