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Summer 2021: Virtual | Morning

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[Online] Advanced Game Design with Scratch

$719

with Nilay K.

Calendar Current session started Aug 2, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 16, 2021

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!

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

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual class will be held online via Google Meet.

 

[Online] Create 3D Games with Unity

$719

with Gabriel Vargas

Calendar Current session started Aug 2, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ages 12+

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.

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Create Cartoons with Open Toonz

$719

with Patrick M.

Calendar Current session started Aug 2, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 16, 2021

Ages 12+

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, 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.

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Minecraft Redstone Engineers

$719

with Chase P.

Calendar Current session started Aug 2, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ages 8 - 12

Redstone is one of the most advanced elements in Minecraft, allowing Miners to create mechanical and electrical creations in the game! From automatic doors to elevators, there is practically no limit to what you can design and create with Redstone. This class will explore how to use the various Redstone materials in Minecraft through various projects.

  • Software: Download and install Minecraft Java Edition on a Mac or PC
  • Please create a Minecraft account prior to class

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Become A Youtuber

$719

with Patrick M.

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 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 include tablets, smartphones, point and shoot cameras with video capabilities or camcorders.

  • Required Sofware: Davinci Resolve and Gimp
  • Screen Recording: OBS Studio (Windows), Quicktime (Mac)
  • Required Hardware: Recording Device (camera, phone, webcam etc)

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Create 3D Minecraft Animations with Blender

$719

with Patrick M.

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 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.

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Create Arcade Games with Java

$719
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ages 12+

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. As a class, they will 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!

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual experience will be held online via Google Meet.

[Online] Create Games with Scratch

$719

with Nilay K.

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ages 8 - 12

Design and program video games using Scratch! Scratch is a programming language built by MIT 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!

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

One week options are available at checkout: $359

This virtual class will be held online via Google Meet.

 





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