Minecraft Classes

Minecraft isn’t just a game! You can BUILD the best worlds if you know architecture, engineering, coding, electronics and circuits, animation and more. Come learn and have fun!

Fall 2020 Minecraft Classes

One of our most popular programs! Minecraft isn’t just for video gamers – it’s for explorers, designers, and builders, too! In Empow’s Minecraft classes, students will explore the basics of art, architecture, animation, and the patented Redstone circuitry on Minecraft’s Education Edition platform. Beginners can create their own Minecraft world with fun features like animated characters. More experienced students can design more complex Minecraft world builds using advanced Redstone and Command features. Or come take a deep dive into Minecraft modding! This class is perfect for anyone who loves Minecraft and wants to have even more control over what they can build.

When you join our new After School STEM enrichment program – BUILD, you’ll have access to dozens of classes, available after school and weekends. Monthly membership includes two 1-hour classes each week with options across our five STEM domains – Coding, Robotics, Digital Art & Design, Video Game Design and Minecraft. Learn more about all that your BUILD membership includes when you schedule your free consultation and class.

Interested in Private Minecraft classes, Empods – our STEM learning pods, or our Classroom Solution for virtual students? Please contact us to learn more!

All Minecraft Classes are available Live Virtual, or in our Lexington and Newton Studios.

Class Schedules Now Available!

Our popular Minecraft Classes are available after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and Saturday afternoon. We will continue to add new class schedules – so check back often!

One of our most popular programs! Minecraft isn’t just for video gamers – it’s for explorers, designers, and builders, too! Students will explore the basics of art, architecture, animation, and the patented Redstone circuitry. They will build their own Minecraft world, collaborate on a friend’s world, design animated characters with command blocks, and take home digital files so that they can keep exploring their world after class has ended. They’ll also gain an understanding of how one of the most popular platforms in the world works.

  • Result: A solid foundation in Minecraft. Your own Minecraft world with fun features like animated characters. Digital files so you can keep BUILDING after class ends.
  • Badge Levels Earned: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Sessions Available: Monday: 5:15pm – 6:15pm ET, Tuesday: 4:30pm – 5:30pm ET, Thursday: 5:15pm – 6:15pm ET, Friday: 4:15pm – 5:15pm ET, Saturday: 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Looking for the next level of Minecraft challenge? Redstone allows you to build electronic circuits to activate and control mechanisms, from simple light switches to complex automated farms and in-game computers. Students will learn how to affect the speed and distance of redstone signals, use logic gates, multi-system mechanisms, clocks and more. Another advanced feature, commands, are code that instructs Minecraft to take certain actions. Command blocks allow you to group together a series of commands. Image a command block that allows you to build an entire building with one click! Students will start simply and then progress to advanced features such as variables, conditions, and if/then statements. Redstone and commands bring together electrical engineering, computing, and automation in a world that kids love: Minecraft!

  • Result: More complex Minecraft world builds using advanced Redstone and command features.
  • Badge Levels Earned: 4, 5, 6 
  • Sessions Available: Thursday: 5:15pm – 6:15pm ET

Come take a deep dive into Minecraft modding! Always a big favorite, using MCreator software, students will alter (“mod”) existing characters and designs, and build new, highly customized armor, tools, and building blocks. Then, they’ll step up to create more complicated modded objects such as volcanoes, waterfalls, new dimensions, or even a game version of themselves! They will examine how their new designs — saved in their own Minecraft world — influenced gameplay. This class is perfect for anyone who loves Minecraft and wants to have even more control over what they can build.

  • Result: Several simple and more complicated mods saved to your own Minecraft world
  • Badge Levels Earned: 4, 5, 6 
  • Sessions Available: Tuesday: 4:15pm – 5:15pm ET

Minecraft Advanced Team

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NEW. Many advanced Minecrafters want to build on a collaborative team, work with other Minecraft masters, expand their knowledge of advanced tools, and take on huge complicated projects better suited to a team. In this class, students will work as a team, agree on a custom game to build, define roles and responsibilities, learn from each other, and use redstone and commands to create game rules. Even as they have fun and make new friends, they will be learning invaluable skills in team and project management.

  • Result: Large, advanced, team-built Minecraft game
  • Badge Levels Earned: 7, 8
  • Sessions Available: Coming Soon – Register today to join our Waitlist

Let us help you find the best classes for your child. Schedule your free consultation and class today.

Contact us or call at 800-456-4949.
Interested in classes for a family pod or group of friends?  Want to take more than one class? Need full-day sessions? We are here to help. Please call today.

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