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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)

Full Course

Arkidtech Superstructures

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 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!

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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.

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Cartoon Creations

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

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

Full Course

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).

Coding for Beginners

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 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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