Introduction to Animation – Fall 2017

This event is cancelled for now. We will try again at a later date.

Join Coder Kids Club for 6 sessions of animation, on Wednesdays, 6-7pm, September 13-October 25 (no class October 18). Kids will learn about:

  • Animation terminology
  • Storyboarding and storytelling
  • Character planning and drawing
  • Traditional animation
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Computer-based animation

Kids will spend much of the time in this class creating stop-motion animations with a group of 1-2 of their classmates. Kids should plan to bring in small toys to use for their animations after they have planned out their animation with their group. Please take a picture of the toys before you send them in, to help everyone remember which ones belong to your child, and if you want to be extra sure you get everything back, put your child’s initials on every toy.

 

Drawing Workshops with Art Way Alliance – Fall 2017

We are partnering with Art Way Alliance to bring you not one, not two, but SIX amazing drawing classes for kids in grades 3-8.

September 9 Drawing Anime
September 16 Drawing Chibi
October 7 Drawing Bendy and the Ink Machine
October 21 Five Night’s At Freddy’s
November 4 Drawing Villains
November 18 Drawing Heroes & Sheroes

All sessions are 12-3:30, and include pizza and drinks.

Important: These classes are not eligible for any discounts, other than member discounts, and cannot have any coupons or vouchers applied to it. We can’t force our system to enforce this, so if you do use a discount code, coupon, or voucher on this class, we will have to send you an invoice for the difference.

Summer Camp 2017 – STEAM Explorers

Join us for a week of STEAM Exploration. Over the course of the week, kids will have an opportunity to:

  • Play with polymers, by creating several types of slime
  • Program robots
  • Design and print 3D structures
  • Learn about chemical reactions through a variety of (safe, fun, and sometimes gross) activities
  • Plan and build gizmos and gadgets with Snap Circuits and littleBits
  • Compete in Minecraft and LEGO build challenges
  • Create pixel art with a variety of media
  • Plan and record a stop-motion animation

This camp is for kids who were in grades K through 7 during the 2016-2017 school year.

This camp is Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Before care is available for an additional cost.

Approximately 12 days before camp, you will receive an email with information about materials for some of the activities that we will do for this camp. We try to keep all of the materials we ask you to bring in under $20. If you wish to purchase your materials sooner, you can check the Camp Materials page. We will add the materials lists for specific camps about 2 weeks before each camp.

Summer Camp 2017 – Animation All Stars

Join Coder Kids Club for a week of animation, gaming, and more.  In Animation All Stars, kids will learn about:

  • Animation terminology
  • Storyboarding and storytelling
  • Character planning and drawing
  • Traditional animation
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Computer-based animation

Even if kids have already taken one of our animation classes before, they will learn something new in this camp, and have an opportunity to take their skills to the next level.

This camp is Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Before and after care are available for an additional cost.

Approximately 12 days before camp, you will receive an email with information about materials for some of the activities that we will do for this camp. We try to keep all of the materials we ask you to bring in under $20. If you wish to purchase your materials sooner, you can check the Camp Materials page. We will add the materials lists for specific camps about 2 weeks before each camp.

 

Summer Camp 2017 – Summer Sampler

Join Coder Kids Club for a week of fun and learning.  In Summer Sampler, kids will do standalone lessons from some of our other camps. They’ll learn a little bit about:

  • Making YouTube Videos
  • Modding in Minecraft
  • Gaming
  • Creating a Stop-Motion Animation
  • Programming a Robot

This camp is Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Before care is available for an additional cost. Please note that the dates of this camp assume that AACPS will be out a few days early, so kids will be off for the entire week. If that does not happen, we will contact parents to refund 1/5 of the camp fee for each day that kids end up being in school. We wanted to let everyone register early, so they weren’t scrambling at the last minute!

Approximately 12 days before camp, you will receive an email with information about materials for some of the activities that we will do for this camp. We try to keep all of the materials we ask you to bring in under $20. If you wish to purchase your materials sooner, you can check the Camp Materials page. We will add the materials lists for specific camps about 2 weeks before each camp.