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Animation Creation *1

$43

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

Students will be able to explore the art of animation. Our young animators will be able to take cartoon characters that they have created on their own and use them to make animated cartoons using Animation Creator HD app. At the end of the session, cartoons will be posted on the art website www.mrbelonio.weebly.com.

Prerequisites – Students who have taken Cartoon Creations class and/or knowledge of the app Animation Creator HD. Materials: iPad, stylus, and Animation Creator app ($3.99) Limit (10 students)

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Bridge Building *1

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

In this class, students study how bridges are made, learning about different structural designs and the relative strength of each style. Each student will build two bridges and decorate them using their imagination. There are no makeup classes if a building day is missed. This class is for any student interested in building and design. Hot glue guns will be used in this class.

Simple knots will be used for one of the bridges; students should know how to tie their shoes.

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Cartoon Creations *1

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 7th

In this class, we will explore the world of animation and comic strips. 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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Codes and Ciphers *1

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

Do you want to stop your little brother from reading your diary? Do you want to feel like a real "secret agent" by passing a coded message between friends? This class will show you many codes and ciphers, from simple letter switching to historic code tools. Students will also learn tips and secrets of breaking many types of codes. Each student takes home everything learned in class, including actual code tools!

No prerequisite - this class is for any student interested in keeping or breaking secret messages. Also, we do not endorse passing notes in any classroom setting (except maybe this one).

Continuing Knitting *1

$53

with Chris Busch - Rm 103

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th, Adults

If you have mastered casting on, binding off, and the simple knit stitch, then this is the class for you! In this class we will focus on purling and simple pattern reading. Students will create a fun project combining all the skills learned. Needles and yarn will be provided.

Experience with casting on, binding off, and the simple knit stitch. This class is open to adults, too!

Cupcake Decorating *1

$63

with Cathy White - Rm 139

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: 5th - 8th

Explore the world of icing decorating and fondant and have lots of fun along the way. This class will offer some super colorful, fun, and creative ways to decorate cupcakes. Your child will leave each class with 2 hand decorated cupcakes and the skills to decorate their own at home.

No previous experience required.

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Digital Game Design - Bloxels *1

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

Using the app Bloxels, students will learn how to create and animate their own characters, backgrounds, and gaming objectives. Students will learn to design a video game to their specific preference that they can play and share alongside with their classmates. Students will also use the hands on gameboard to aid in designing their game.

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

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Drone Racing *1

$98

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  6th - 12th

Contact instructor for exceptions

This class is for students with experience operating quadrotors.  

Students will test their skills in flying quadrotors by racing and occasional playground games such as “capture the flag” - - “red rover” - - “dodgeball” modified to be played with quadrotors. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits.

A ranked “ladder” will be maintained so students can compare their racing skill.

All quadrotors will be supplied by the instructor, but unlike Intro to Quadrotors the ability to pass out quadrotors after the last class session cannot be guaranteed.

 

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