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12:30PM | Create Arcade Games with Java
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12:30PM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$300
Calendar Sep 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ages 12-16

We are so excited to see our students in person for this 4-week class that will be held outside!

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!

Mandatory safetly protocols include limited-spaced seating, mask-wearing, and temperature checks, in addition to strict cleaning procedures. A full list will be included in the registration confirmation email.

3:30PM | Code Games with Scratch

$275
Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

3:30PM | Roblox Studio

$275
Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm, 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

4:45PM | Create 3D Games with Unity

$275
Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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/

4:45PM | Create Arcade Games with Java

$275
Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

4:45PM | Game Design Studio with Java (Advanced)

$275
Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

4:45PM | Roblox studio

$275
Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

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





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