College For Kids

Week 2 Classes (June 10-13)*

Students pick (2) classes from the list below. They will take one in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Each class is approximately 3 hours long.

 

Video Game Design (2)!:

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue on with their game or start a new one.  You do not have to take Video Game Design (1) in order to take this class.

Make your own video game that you can take home and play! Design an interactive 2D game on the same software used at Aims for this college class. Create and edit graphics, use sprites from popular games and develop your own multi-level type of maze game, plat-former, shooter, flying or tank game to impress your friends and family. Basic drag and drop scripting is used to create game interactions, and to determine player actions and outcomes. The program offers extensive features for game creation and design. Students will use their imagination, artistic talents, and technological skills to create something fun and interactive, while learning how to promote their game on the web.  

Lights! Camera! Action (2)!:

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn and make new productions.  You do not have to take the Lights! Camera! Action! (1) in order to take this class.

Who wants to be a star? Students in this fun, interactive, and hands on class will be able to use all of the TV, Radio, and Recording equipment that the pros use.  Students will have the opportunity to become recording stars, shoot and edit music videos, talk live on the real Aims radio station, and even create their own radio and TV newscasts!  You learn how operate the cameras and equipment while also being the star of your own productions.  This fun and exciting class is a great way to get your hands on the latest music and video production equipment in the Communication Media department at Aims Community College. And to top it off, you’ll be able to take home the audio and video tracks you create to share with your family and friends. Your family can listen to you on the radio! Quiet on the set!.......Action!

Crazy Science (2)

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn new science concepts. You do not have to take Crazy Science (1) in order to take this class. You’ll do some new crazy experiments!

Students will make ooey-gooey slime, watch clear liquids magically change color, make their own eraser and super bouncy ball, invent their own carbonated drink, make a glowing blue concoction to examine why fire flies glow, make a dinosaur grow to many times its original size, and more fun lab experiments. Students will be exposed to concepts such as: Chemical Reactions, Viscosity and Rate of Flow, Polymers, Temperature, Pressure and Newton’s Third Law of Physics. It is recommended that students who chose this option wear “play clothes” or clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy.

Computer Animation (2)!:

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn and make new projects. You do not have to take Computer Animation (1) in order to take this class.

Kids of all technological backgrounds will get a crash-course in Computer Animation where basic animation concepts and principles are taught. Students will create stop-motion animation using cut-outs, toys, clay and a camera.  They will learn how to rot-o-scope animation using Photoshop and live video sequences, and also use basic storytelling and cinematographic techniques in this fun filled hands-on workshop. Once they know their stuff, they will put their skills to the test and make their own creations as individuals or in groups.  Students will be able to take home copies of their creations!

Explode with Creativity in Writing (2):

Through fun, interactive individual and group activities, students will learn different techniques to improve and enhance their creative writing, whether in poetry or short stories.  This is a class for all writing levels.

LEGO Mania! (2)  

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn and make new projects. You do not have to take LEGO Mania!(1) in order to take this class.

Do you love LEGO’s?  Then this class is for you! Travel back in time to the "Age Before the Brick" to learn the history of Lego, how it all started and where it is today. Go from " A Blob to A Brick" which is a peek inside the LEGO factory to learn how LEGO’s are made.  Challenge yourself and your classmates in individual and team competitions like "Towering Heights", "Strength of Character", and "Ships From the Lego Dimension".  Use your imagination to build and create. This class is taught by the “LEGO GUY” and he is looking for little LEGO MANIACS that want to have some fun! Do you have what it takes, can you create the coolest LEGO stuff around? Well let’s see what you got? You bring your imagination, we’ll take care of the rest!

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics (2)

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn new science concepts. You do not have to take Fun and Freaky Photoshop (1) in order to take this class.

Kids of all technological backgrounds will get a crash-course in Adobe Photoshop. They will learn the skills to create stunning composite images and a short animated gif. Kids will learn about photo editing, design and color as well as the animation tools Photoshop has available. Students will create a portfolio of computer-generated art using Photoshop. Students will also explore filters, effects and the tools to create stunning photo collages while exploring their creative potential. Students will be able to take home copies of their creations and understand various output methods.

Fun and Freaky Photoshop (2)

**This class will be similar to the one offered in week 1; however returning students are welcome to take it again and continue to learn new science concepts. You do not have to take Fun and Freaky Photoshop (1) in order to take this class.

Kids of all technological backgrounds will get a crash-course in Adobe Photoshop. They will learn the skills to create stunning composite images and a short animated gif. Kids will learn about photo editing, design and color as well as the animation tools Photoshop has available. Students will create a portfolio of computer-generated art using Photoshop. Students will also explore filters, effects and the tools to create stunning photo collages while exploring their creative potential. Students will be able to take home copies of their creations and understand various output methods.

Take The Stage!!: Acting and Performing (2)

***This class is similar to the class offered in week 1: however returning students are welcome to take it again as we will be performing a different play and improvisation games are different every time you play them!  You do not have to take the Take The Stage 1 class in order to take this one.

Have you ever dreamed of being a famous actor?  This class will allow students the opportunity to experience being in a play while building their public speaking skills and confidence.  Class sessions will include improvisation games (which build quick thinking skills and self-confidence), basic acting instruction (focusing on verbal and non-verbal communication skills), and a short play to be performed for parents/family/friends on the last day of class.  Every student will get a part in the play determined by their current skill level.  This class is great for all ability levels as there will be different size roles available. So, whether you are a seasoned performer, or someone that is shy and has never acted before, this class is for you!

*Some class offerings subject to change or cancellation.