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Kid's Academy

Kid's Academy

Kids STEM Classes


$120 per class for Ages 8–14

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling
Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

KIDS-CODE-01 (morning)
Jan 11–Jan. 25 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 sessions) 

Lego Video Games
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a-kind class. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. Games
are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

KIDS-LEGO-01 (morning)
Feb. 8–Feb. 22 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 sessions) 

Maker Labs: Make Your First 3D Creation
Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the
future! In this class if you can dream it you can make it - create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, make a new toy, learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing, and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! Using professional-level modeling software, kids will sculpt, texture, and render their own 3D creation. No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on
a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. (3D prints may be purchased separately through an online provider.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

KIDS-ML3D-01 (morning)
Mar. 14–Mar.28 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 sessions) 

Mincraft Animators
Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use
the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

KIDS-MINEC-01 (morning)​
Apr. 18–May 2 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 sessions)