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LUX Kids

Jess is working with the LUX Light Festival to deliver a pilot of their LUX Kids programme.

LUX are collaborating with five regional councils to identify one class per region to develop an artwork that will align with one of the precinct themes of LUX; Te Aõ Marama, The Circus, The Playground, The Gallery or Urban Edge.

This six week programme is aimed at children in years 5 and 6 who will build a light installation made from recycled materials, including learning about the electronics and light elements.

At the end of the six week programme the work will be installed in each town or suburb centre. These works will be on display during LUX from the 12-21 of May.

You can follow their weekly progress on LUX’s website: lux.org.nz

 


Mixed Media Animation

Two boys animate using cut paper and a camera8 Tuesdays, beginning 14 February 2017
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $165/term
Location: Rata Studios

 

Make the impossible possible with stop motion animation.  This classic technique is the basis for all modern animation and is still used in many films and commercials.

Animate cut paper, modelling clay, and even yourself! We will explore the keys to good storytelling and view classic animations for inspiration. Students will work together in teams of two to produce their original, animated shorts.

Students’ short films will be sent digitally to parents at the completion of the course.

This course is run through Rata Studios at Scots College. Registration will redirect you to their site.
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Game Design Adventures

8 Thursdays beginning 16 February, 2017
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $165/term
Location: Rata Studios

Immerse yourself in the creative world of video game programming and design with Scratch!

Scratch is a visual programming language designed to teach beginners coding concepts and logic.  In this course, students will design and code original mini-games as they reason systematically and work collaboratively.  We will explore game mechanics, design elements, and the importance of Open Source game development.

In the final session students will turn everyday objects into video game controllers.  Bringing their code into the physical world using the MaKey MaKey micro-controller.

 

This course is run through Rata Studios at Scots College. Registration will redirect you to their site.
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Video Game Graphics

8 Wednesdays, beginning 15 February, 2017

4.00pm – 5.30pm
Ages 11-14
$165/child
Location: Rata Studios


Create unique graphics for your video games!

Using Krita, a digital painting application, students will design 2D game assets, from backgrounds to characters, obstacles, and more.  Video game art from Atari to today will be critiqued and used as inspiration.  Students will leave the course with a developed storyline, sprite sheets, and backgrounds that can be used in their Scratch or Python-based games.

Registration will redirect you to Rata Studios website.
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