Studio Happenings: Now Registering for Fall 2014 Classes

Check out our full calendar of fall classes, including seven new classes:

  • Minecraft Animation,
  • Website Design,
  • 3D Modeling and Printing,
  • App Design,
  • Digital Music Production,
  • LEGO Animation, and
  • Game Design with Unity

 

Plus two kid-tested favorites: Game Design with Gamemaker and LEGO Robotics.

Click through to find out more details and to register. And remember, After-School Club members can take any Studio class for free (registration required)! Learn more about the After-School Club here.

Minecraft Animation (Stop Motion)

Grades 1+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Mondays | September 22- November 10, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you crazy about Minecraft? Do you love stop motion animation? Then this is the class for you!

Using official Minecraft papercrafts, students will bring creepers, witches, and other Minecraft objects to life. Refine your stop motion animation technique as you tell your own Minecraft story!

Website Design with HTML/CSS

Grades 4+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Tuesdays | September 23- November 11, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Students will learn to create their own website using HTML and CSS. Students will have the opportunity to “hack into” other websites to see how they were made and use their new skills to customize existing websites, or make their own from scratch. No previous experience required.

NXT LEGO Robotics

Grades 3+, $180; FREE for After-School Club Members

Wednesdays | September 24-October 29, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you like to build? Drive remote control vehicles? Program robots? Then this is the class for you.

Students use LEGO Mindstorms NXT components to build and program models of machines and devices that operate automatically or by remote control. Projects may include a drawbridge, robotic arm, pinball machine, crane, car, and others. Working with expert instructors and detailed building plans, students will complete a different project in each class. Photos of all their creations will be available after the final class.

Digital Music Production

CANCELLED

Grades 2+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Thursdays | September 25-November 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Create your own tracks while learning the fundamentals of music production.

Kids experiment with professional software used for recording, editing, and mixing music. Whether you want to produce the next hit single or create a spooky soundtrack, our tools and knowledgeable staff will help you achieve your vision. No previous musical training required!

3D Modeling and Printing

Grades 4+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Fridays, September 26 – November 14, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Would you like to design a product that will revolutionize the world? Maybe you’d like to model a figurine of your cat?

Kids learn to create 3D models like the pros! Using freely available software from the industry leader Autodesk, students learn to sketch, model, sculpt, and colorize their own 3D designs. Completed designs can then be shared on the internet, or PRINTED in a variety of different materials. No previous experience necessary. Make something awesome. Class includes one FREE 3D print.

App Design for Droid Devices

Grades 4+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Saturdays, September 27 – November 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ever wonder how apps for Droid tablets and phones are made?

Using MIT’s App Inventor, students will learn to program an app from start to finish. Tablets will be provided or students can bring their own. No previous programming experience necessary!

3D Video Game Design with Unity

Grades 4+, $170; FREE for After-School Club Members

Saturdays, September 27 – November 15, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Unity 3D Video Game Development: Make console quality video games like the pros! Using the free game engine, Unity, students will create their own 3D video games. Completed games can be played on both PC and Mac computers, and can even be played online. Beginners and experienced game makers welcome!

Video Game Design with Gamemaker,

Grades 3+, $160; FREE for After-School Club Members

Sundays, September 28 -November 16, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Playing video games is fun, but playing games you make yourself is a thrill!

Kids learn to create character sprites, design levels, and program game mechanics while they learn the fundamentals of object oriented programming. All students work at their own pace, making this a great workshop for both new and more experienced game makers. Don’t tell the kids, but while creating the games and learning programming, they will also be learning math, geometry, design and logic. Games can be played at home (MS Windows-only), and software used in class is available for free download (MAC and PC) for those who want to continue their game-making skills at home.

Lego Animation, Gr 1+

$160; FREE for After-School Club Members

CANCELLED

Sundays, September 28 – November 16, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Bring LEGOs to life!

Students learn the principles of stop-motion animation, storytelling, and camera work while they work in pairs to make a movie. We provide all the equipment, props and expertise, so students just need to bring their imagination and creativity. Final movie files will be available to download so students can share with family and friends.

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