Computers & Technology
Junior Video Game Design
Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (12 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Working in age appropriate software programs including Scratch, we will create an action adventure video game, while learning the tools and techniques of designing and building their very own unique video game. Students will be tasked to explore problem-solving techniques and story concepts while incorporating art and graphics as part of successful game design. Special Note: Students must bring a flash drive to all classes in order to save their work along with earbuds or headphones and notebook.
Introduction to Computer Programming – All New!
Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (12 weeks) | No class November 29 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In this all new course students will develop logical reasoning and computer programming skills using the VBA language. We will cover variables, constants and data types; structures, arrays and collections; operators, arithmetic, comparison, logical and concatenation; and more. Students will learn fundamental object-oriented programming concepts, algorithms, and techniques. The course is a strong introduction to the world of coding and is a must for anyone interested in advancing their knowledge base.
Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (12 weeks) | No class November 29 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Lights, Camera, Action! Discover the art of filmmaking. Students will learn to write the script and create the storyboard for their own production. Young filmmakers will direct, operate a camera, record sound, and edit final product. Other areas of exploration will include editorial and narrative structure, rhythm and pace. Working in teams, students will complete one short film. A screening of the final film for family and friends will conclude the program. Remember to bring your popcorn! Special Note: This class will collaborate with our Act in a Movie class joining together young actors with young filmmakers!
Digital Art Design
Ages: 10 – 14
Fridays, September 20 – December 13 | No class November 29
Level I – Intro to Design | 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Digital art combines natural creativity with learned technological skills to create logos, websites, movie posters, magazines, and more. Students will examine principles of design and utilize various professional applications including Photoshop. Exploring modern media through hands-on projects, this class will prove that screen time can help design young students’ futures. Special Notes: Students must bring a flash drive to class. Class size is limited, so register early.
*Prerequisite for Level II: Completion of Level I or demonstrate a solid understanding of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator. This course will feature more complicated long-term projects and professional graphic design elements.
Digital Photography & Photoshop
Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Learn different photography techniques and how to view, edit, and enhance your photos after they have been taken using Photoshop, the industry standard software for editing photos. Using state-of-the art Mac computers, you will learn to navigate Photoshop. Discover how to capture emotion, use the effect of color, produce quality portraits, and much more. Each class will incorporate a different assignment utilizing Wagner College’s picturesque campus and spectacular panoramic views of New York’s harbor. There will also be a focus on experimental, creative techniques as well as technical aspects such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. Special Notes: Students must bring their own digital camera and flash drive to class. Class size is limited, so register early!