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8th grade

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3D Printing

$50

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  3rd - 8th

Using their iPads, students will design and print out a 3D creation of their choice. Students will learn about the process of 3D printing and the features within the app to create something unique. Once a 3D project is designed and printed, then students can take their creation home.

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Advanced Sewing

$55

with Anna Wanderer

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50 Grades: 6th-8th

Students will learn needle threading and knot tying and will practice personalizing a piece of clothing by adding fun embellishments. We will also practice using a sewing machine and will complete a simple project. Students should bring a piece of clothing to personalize. No previous experience required. 

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Animation Creation

$43

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Oct 20, 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

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 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.

Codes and Ciphers

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 5 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).

Cupcake Decorating

$63

with Cathy White - Rm 139

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 5 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

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 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 game board to help with designing their game.

(Students will need to bring iPad device with Bloxels app)

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Drone Racing & Repair

$98

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  7th - 12th

Cafetorium 11:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m.

Class limit: 8

Grade Level: 7th grade through 12th grade – contact instructor for exceptions

Description: This class is for students with experience operating quadrotors. Students will test their skills in flying quadrotors by racing and by competing in various playground games such as “capture the flag” or “red rover” modified to be played with quadrotors. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with room for obstacles and race courses.  

All quadrotors and materials will be supplied by the instructor and class time will be devoted to allowing students to repair and rebuild broken drones.

 





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