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Downers Grove Friends of the Gifted



Our Classes

3D Printing

$53

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

Students will learn new 3D printing design skills for more complex 3D objects. Students import a personalized drawing and print that drawing using a 3D printer. (Chromebooks will provided)

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Animation Creation

$43

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

Students will be able to explore character design and the animation process. The animators will be able to make their own cartoon characters come to life by using various animation apps. They will also get to use digital tools like Wacom drawing tablets and collaborate with one another to come up with a common theme. At the end of the session, their cartoon clips will be compiled and  posted on www.mrbelonio.weebly.com.

Prerequisites – Students who have taken Cartoon Creations class and/or good knowledge of digital art apps (ArtStudio, iMotion, FlipAClip, etc.) Materials: Students should bring their own iPad or/ Tablet, drawing stylus is recommended.

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Arkidtech Superstructures

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  K - 6th

For kids who love to design, build, create, invent and innovate!  Each class will feature a different design challenge.  From testing the strength of different shaped columns to drawing floor plans to designing roller coasters, this class is filled with super cool, hands-on creative projects!

Cartoon Creations

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

In this class, students will explore the world of cartooning. Students will get to create their own unique cartoon characters and settings. Projects will involve comic strips, animation cels, working with cartooning apps on the iPad, and flipbooks. It is VERY possible that you may have the NEXT Walt Disney in your family! www.mrbelonio.weebly.com

No prerequisite – this class is for any student interested in learning cartooning.

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CNC - Wood and Plastic Carving Class (Carvey)

$53

with Elizabeth Stroud

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  5th - 8th

Carve out some time for this class! Students will learn how to design using Easel software.  So, put your creativity to the test and create projects such as signs or objects can then be carved out on materials such as wood or plastic. Students will be able to take home at least 2 projects.

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CNC - Wood and Plastic Carving Class (Carvey)

$53

with Elizabeth Stroud

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 5:50  Grades:  3rd - 6th

Carve out some time for this class! Students will learn how to design using Easel software.  So, put your creativity to the test and create projects such as signs or objects can then be carved out on materials such as wood or plastic. Students will be able to take home at least 2 projects.

Coding for Beginners

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 1st - 3rd

Students in this beginners coding class will learn how to understand basic code and create codes on their own. Using the apps Kodable, Osmo, and Scratch Jr. students will practice with coding challenges and begin developing codes that allow characters to move and talk. Students will also work on some unplugged activities which will consists of paper and pencil coding activities.

(Students will need to bring their 1:1 iPad device)

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Continuing Spanish

$43

with Lety Von Kerens - Rm 108

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  K - 6th

Building on what was learned in "Beginning Spanish," by learning and using Spanish words for objects seen in everyday life, including simple Spanish sentences, and grammatical gender.

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