Our Programs

 

Kids don't just want to consume media - the want to make it. We help youth turn their creative ideas into games, videos, animations, stories, characters, puppets, digital music, podcasts... or anything else they want to create. Our expertise in media and education allows us to provide the mentorship and guidance to help makers learn how to use digital tools and build their technological fluency as they learn how to code, edit, design and create. At the same time, youth will form collaborations, and deepen their understandings of production cycles and processes, storytelling, creating compelling story arcs and characters, writing, publishing and distribution.

 

Video game design

Games are complex works that provide the opportunity for learning deeply about a variety of technical skills across programming, level design/puzzle making, art, writing, character development and sound design. In this 6-week summer camp, participants will design and develop their own video games. For 10-14 year olds.

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Connected play

In this 6-week summer camp, we'll use Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, sensors and code, to build gadgets, toys, smart devices, robots and more to create playful solutions to solve challenges. In addition to learning about computing, we'll explore various coding environments, inputs, and sensor functionality. For 10-14 year olds.

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Podcasting and audio editing

Podcasts are a wonderful way to tell a story. We'll help youth identify a topic, record their audio, edit their podcast, and learn about publishing and distribution.

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digital art production

Artists can create amazing works of 2D and 3D art using digital tools. From photo editing to creating interesting visuals using pictures and type to character design, we help learners understand the ins and outs of graphic design and illustration software.

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character design and development

Working in artist/writer pairs, we'll explore character development through writing and visualization exercises to develop deep and compelling characters. 

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Animation

Understanding how to create your own animations to tell a story is a deeply satisfying - and fun - experience, and is a process we deeply admire. We'll explore this discipline, from learning the fundamentals of how to make an object move, to animating characters to interact with a scene, to stop motion animation to digital animation software. 

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