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Thing Thursday: Workshop Orientation

Free

with David Mercer

Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2020 at 6 pm

Please join us for our free monthly workshop orientation on the first Thing Thursday of the month! Each month members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment.

Registration is not required.

ACT Prep

$545

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10:15 am, runs for 19 weeks

ACT Prep  

This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. 

NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.

 

Engineering I

$265

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

This hands-on, project-oriented class will build on the concepts covered in Intro to Engineering. 6th-8th grade students will learn to identify a need, research said need, brainstorm possible solutions, and work on alternatives to solve the engineering challenges presented. They will work in groups to find creative solutions to design problems from multiple engineering disciplines, possibly from specialties such as mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, or biomedical. 

Art with Code

$330

with Gwyer Sinclair

Calendar Current session started Feb 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In this 8-week course, teenage and adult students will meet two hours a week to create art with Processing. Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology; there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping. For more information, see processing.org

 

About the Instructor: Gwyer Sinclair is a visual artist and engineer, using the power of technology to augment his creations. Even at its most surreal and psychedelic, art has an underlying order. Gwyer does his traditional work in ink, and his animation and computer graphics work in code.

 

AMT Armory Camp

$210
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 1, 2020

This camp is the definitive makerspace primer for students in grades 6+. Students will learn about equipment in our Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) shop while designing and manufacturing weapons and armor. They will have hands-on experience with our laser cutters and shop bot, which is a high performance CNC mill. Students will also be introduced to the software used to create designs for these machines. Topics explored include vector graphics, materials options, chainmaille design, and design principles.

Snack is included. Campers registered for both morning and afternoon camp sessions should bring a sack lunch, and will receive lunch supervision at no additional cost.

Dungeons & Dragons Camp

$200
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jun 8, 2020

Our Dungeons & Dragons summer camp is the perfect opportunity for tweens and young teens (ages 11-up) to learn the ins and outs of the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game! Each participant takes on the role of a unique character in a cooperative storytelling adventure, with decisions and dice rolls determining outcomes. With support from Curse, participants will have access to “D&D Beyond” online resources and will be led through gameplay with one of our friendly Dungeon Masters. All participants go home with their own dice set!

Snack is included. Campers registered for both morning and afternoon camp sessions should bring a sack lunch, and will receive lunch supervision at no additional cost.

 

AMT Toys and Games Camp

$210
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 8, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This new camp is the third in our AMT series! It is the definitive makerspace primer for students in grades 6+. Students will learn about equipment in our Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) shop while designing and manufacturing a balance board or board games like Tak or chess. They will have hands-on experience with our laser cutters and shop bot which is a high performance CNC mill. Students will also be introduced to the software used to create designs for these machines. Topics explored include vector graphics, materials options, and design principles.

Snack is included. Campers registered for both morning and afternoon camp sessions should bring a sack lunch, and will receive lunch supervision at no additional cost.





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