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.

View a complete list of all the courses we offer.

Tech Explorers

1 FEBRUARY, 2018
Activity: Robot Drawings

15 FEBRUARY, 2018
Activity: Take-Apart

11:00am – 11:30am

Can you make a robot draw?

Enjoy the wonder of technology as your little ones get to check out and trial robo-drawings, fun virtual worlds, or banana pianos!

We are excited to partner with Capital E on this programme that introduces pre-schoolers to the wonders of technology in an age-appropriate way.

Maker Madness

beginning 14 FEBRUARY, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm
AGES 11 – 14

Step out of your imagination and into the workshop…

You’ll learn to build things that formerly existed only in your mind. Fancy making a light up model plane? Or a beautiful spinning, kinetic flower? How about an alarm to protect your stash of biscuits? Come with your mad ideas and we’ll help you achieve them.

This jam-packed course will cover design software, laser cutters, power tools, soldering, programming, and whatever else your project needs in order to come to life.

Registration will redirect you to Rata Studios site

Intro to Filmmaking for Young Creatives

TERM 1 beginning 12 FEBRUARY, 2018
No class 2 April, Easter Monday

TERM 2 beginning 30 APRIL, 2018
No class 4 June, Queen’s Birthday

4:00pm – 5:30pm
AGES 10 – 13
$450/two terms

Fancy being an actor, director, camera operator, or editor? Then our new filmmaking course is for you!

This course will immerse students in the world of filmmaking from pre-production to final cut. Students will explore acting and filmmaking principles, then collaborate on a script to tell a story through film. Actors will be transported to different worlds through the power of green screen. Technical skills, cinematography, editing, acting for screen, script work, directing and many more areas will be explored.

Registration will redirect you to Rata Studios site

Mixed Media Animation

8 THURSDAYS, beginning 15 FEBRUARY, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm
AGES 8 – 12

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 story telling and view classic animations for inspiration. Students will work together in teams of two to produce their original, animated shorts.

On 12 April parents are invited to join us for an Animation Show to watch and celebrate all the work created throughout the term. Students’ short films will be sent digitally to parents at the completion of the course.

Registration will redirect you to Rata Studios site

Game Design Adventures

8 TUESDAYS, beginning 13 FEBRUARY, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm
AGES 8 – 12
LOCATION: Rata Studios

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

In this introductory course students will explore coding basics through hands-on activities with Scratch, a visual programming language.

Students will explore game mechanics, design elements, and the importance of Open Source game development, all while coding their very own mini-games.

Regular attendance is necessary as skills build over each session.

Registration will redirect you to Rata Studios site