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The Digital Arts Experience



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9:30AM | Minecraft City Builders

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

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 Java

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

9:30AM | Start Coding with Python

$718
Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

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

1:00PM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

$718
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 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/





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