Term 1

At MakerBox we believe that every child should have access to classes and equipment that will help them compete in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. We strive to teach process over product. Every student will leave our programmes not just with the knowledge that something works, but an understanding of why it works.


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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