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Registering for Homeschool Courses

For your student to make the most out of their DigiPen Homeschool experience, families new to the program are required to speak with a DigiPen Coordinator before enrolling.

To schedule a time to speak with a coordinator, or to arrange a tour, please contact homeschool@digipen.edu or (425) 629-5007

Registering for Workshops

Registration is now open for 2019 Winter/Spring and Summer Workshops! Don’t miss out on Early Bird prices for Summer Workshops – valid through February 4, 2019.

Not sure what workshop to choose? Use our online discovery tool to explore your options or email us at projectfun@digipen.edu.

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Animation and Production – Online

This 90 hour Online Academy teaches students the basics of animation using both 2D and 3D software. Students will work through the entire process of creating animations, from pre-production to a completed animation. Using industry-standard software, students will produce a high volume of art and animation in preparation for a final animation that will incorporate all they have learned.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$595

Location

Online

Sessions

Spring
Feb 6, 2019 - Jun 5, 2019
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Art and Animation Level 1

This workshop is perfect for anyone who’s ever paused an animation or video game just to admire the beautiful artwork. In Exploring Art and Animation, students will explore the fundamental skills used by all artists and animators. They will examine the skills, tools, and processes used to create art and animation for today’s video games and animations.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Art Fundamentals Level 2

Art is much more than creating a pretty picture and while this course continues to reinforce fundamental art concepts and skills for drawing, painting, and sculpting, the context of storytelling through art will be presented. Much like the Egyptians with their hieroglyphics, or the Greeks and their vases, students will be challenged to convey their stories through the art they create using different mediums.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Exploring Art Fundamentals Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Art: Creating Heroes and Villains

In this class we will be learning how the professionals tell a story just through the shapes of their characters. We will look at all the examples out there including 3D animation, Stop Motion, hand-drawn animation, and computer animation. We will evaluate the differences. We will learn about the hero’s journey and create fun stories with our characters. We will work individually and in teams coming up with a way all our characters can come together to form a grand story. We will find creative ways to tell different stories using what we learned.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Register Online

Exploring Art: Drawing and Rendering

This course focuses on developing the visual language of drawing through observation and rendering of a realistic image.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Creature Design and Sculpting Level 2

This course continues with further development of knowledge and skills in foundational art techniques. Students will revisit human and animal anatomy concepts, particularly as it relates to structure and proportions. Application of theory is then combined with new sculpting techniques that students will apply towards the creation of themed characters.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Exploring Creature Design and Sculpting Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Electronics

The field of electronics is ultimately all about how we can manipulate electrons to allow devices like our cell phones, microwave ovens, and even automated heart defibrillators to work. Starting with electricity, then progressing through other important topics such as electromagnets, motors, transistors and even integrated circuits, students will conduct experiments and build a variety of projects to demystify the exciting world of the electron!

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Engineering Level 1

Being an engineer is about designing and creating devices, structures, and systems that can solve problems. By learning about engineering design and the various engineering disciplines, students will come to appreciate how engineers make things that have never existed before. The students will also explore the engineering feats created by many of Mother Nature’s creatures such as ants, spiders, and birds. Working individually and in teams, students will be tasked each week with designing and constructing a prototype to solve an engineering problem.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Engineering Level 2

Now that the students have a foundation in what engineering is about, this course will focus on understanding more about specific engineering disciplines. Students will have an opportunity to design and implement solutions to engineering problems found in areas such as aerospace, biological systems, chemical engineering, civil engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Exploring Engineering Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Session B
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursday
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Fundamentals of Sound

Music and sound are essential elements of games, movies, and other interactive experiences. Students in this course will explore how sounds are made by constructing simple instruments. Rhythm and melody will be covered, and students will also learn the fundamentals of writing and performing their own music for a game and an animation.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Geography – Spring Academy

Through hands-on and engaging activities, students will learn about the world around them. Students will learn about maps, points on the compass, countries, and continents.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Session B
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Friday
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Programming and Logic Level 1

You don’t need to be able to write code to understand how computers make decisions. In this workshop, your child will use fun activities and games to design and build their own decision engines. The basics of machine thinking will be explored by looking at — and building — simple combinations of logical elements.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Robotics Level 2: Robot Olympics

Building on the basic concepts presented in Exploring Robotics 1, this course engages students to solve challenges that include engineering, robotic, and science elements. By combining their research and problem solving skills with their limitless imaginations, students will design robots to complete specific tasks.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Exploring Science: Chemistry

What happens when molecules meet? What is the difference between acids and bases? How does molecule size affect our sense of taste? Why don’t oil and water mix? Have your student join us for this hands-on class that works through different experiments to study matter and the changes that take place. Students will learn how to apply the scientific method as well as explore career fields that utilize chemistry.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Session B
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Friday
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Exploring Sea Animals & Storytelling

The sea is full of so many different discoveries. Scientists estimate that about one million species of animals live in the ocean. In this class, we will work on reading skills as we learn about different sea animals and the ocean. Students will learn about waves and movement in the water. We will also work on art skills and create the animals using different mediums. Students will explore the purpose of robots in the ocean and how underwater robots work. We will recreate different sea creatures, read stories and do our own storytelling.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Exploring Space: The Story of Flight & Space

Is your child in love with outer space, rockets, or science in general? We will discuss relationships to ecosystems, how energy transfers, force, how a rocket launches, and go through the process of scientific testing and taking notes. Students will study the great expanse known as outer space.

Grade(s)
K-3

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior 2D Game Design – Spring Academy

In Junior 2D Game Design, students will learn that game design is much more than a pastime — it is a challenging and fulfilling field that rewards passion, creativity, and hard work. In this workshop, your student will apply concepts from math, physics, art, and logic as they create games in a variety of genres. Each student will have the opportunity to create a capstone project by choosing from the different game genres presented during the first week.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior 3D Game Design – Spring Academy

It takes more than an interesting idea to create a modern 3D video game. Game development teams require highly skilled programmers, artists, and designers — all of whom must work together to bring their creative vision to life. Building on the 2D game development principles covered in the first level of this course, students will learn advanced technical and creative techniques to tackle challenges as they produce their own 3D games.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior 2D Game Design Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Art and Animation Level 1 – Spring Academy

Digital production artists are responsible for producing the amazing visual experiences in today’s video games and animations. Success in this field requires artistic passion combined with a solid grasp of both traditional and Art skills. This workshop lets you explore the world of production art through a variety of animation projects using non-digital and digital media.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Art Foundations Level 2 – Spring Academy

Art is much more than creating a pretty picture and while this course continues to reinforce fundamental art concepts and skills for drawing, painting, and sculpting, the context of storytelling through art will be presented. Much like the Egyptians with their hieroglyphics, or the Greeks and their vases, students will be challenged to convey their stories through the art they create using different mediums.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Art: Drawing and Rendering – Spring Academy

This course focuses on developing the visual language of drawing through the observation and rendering of a realistic image. Students will be working with a variety of media including charcoal, graphite pencils and sepia pencils. They will learn how to create depth and dimension using both the grayscale and the brownscale.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Art: Studying with the Masters – Spring Academy

This fine arts course will expose students to the artistic works of the masters from the past. Each week students will study a famous artist, their time period and cultural influences, as well as their painting style. Students will then paint their interpretation of a masterpiece from that artist. This will strengthen the student’s observational drawing and painting skills. Students will learn the art elements of layout, design, focal point, color theory, value, contrast, texture, lost and found edges and more. They will experience using a variety of art media including acrylic paint, watercolor paint, pastels, and clay. No prior artistic skills are necessary.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Building & Understanding Landscapes & Geography

This class will be very much like our Junior Worldbuilding Workshop with a few more geography concepts mixed in.

What do Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson have in common? They are live in complete worlds filled with rich detail about their respective geographies, cultures, economies, and bestiaries. Building these worlds is an essential element of game design, art, writing, and filmmaking. Your student will create a complete setting that could be the basis of a future novel, film, or game. We will look at real-world and fantasy worlds that your student can use to create a unique setting of their own.

Your student will learn:
How to design fantasy maps that create a wealth of narrative opportunities
To create fictional cultures based on real-world examples
How to build fantastic, but believable, villages, cities, and whole nations.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation – Spring Academy

Cosplay is a popular performance art where participants design and create costumes to represent characters from anime, comic books, cartoons, and video games. This workshop teaches you how to make your own costumes and covers such topics as costume design, sewing, stage makeup application, wig styling, prop building, and other techniques necessary to build complete costumes.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Creating Visual Effects – Spring Academy

Creating visual effects for today’s movies and video games is a process that involves the integration of live-action footage with image elements often produced with advanced 2D and 3D digital tools. This course introduces basic film production techniques and then presents fundamental concepts and techniques used in “Hollywood” blockbusters including 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, particle effects, matchmoving, green screen, and compositing. Students will be expected to use problem-solving skills to research, design, and build believable production visual effects shots throughout the course.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Creature Design and Sculpting Level 1 – Spring Academy

Creature designers have the exciting opportunity to create characters whose body type, elements, and props contribute to the overall feel of a creature. This course teaches students how to design creatures, from the initial concept stage all the way to the modeling of a maquette (a small sculpture of a character). Throughout this process, students will examine how design elements influence the nature of their creature and how they may create creatures that range from cute to monstrous. Students will learn the history of creature design, the creature design process, basic anatomy, and figure drawing concepts while sculpting, drawing, and painting creatures.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Digital Sculpting – Spring Academy

Digital sculpting tools are heavily used in the entertainment industry to create realistic models of characters and creatures featured in today’s video games, animations, and films. In this class, students are introduced to an array of digital modeling, sculpting, and painting techniques to create 3D character models. Students will also learn fundamental art skills relevant to character and creature design to help ensure that their work is produced using sound design principles.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Dungeon Master Skills and Techniques – Spring Academy

Tabletop role-playing games (RPG’s) are a unique and exciting way to share adventures in fantastic worlds filled with danger and wonder. Central to this experience is the Gamemaster or GM. The GM plans the adventure, sets the stage, narrates the action, and portrays friend and foe to the adventuring party. This course will teach new GM’s how to plan adventures, create and portray 2-dimensional non-player characters, and lead your players from the ordinary world to the extraordinary.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Electronics Level 1 – Spring Academy

From calculators to game consoles, we are literally surrounded by complex electronics. Yet few people have any knowledge of how these amazing devices work. In Junior Electronics, your student will learn about the most common electronic circuits. They will use this knowledge to design, build, and test solid state electronic devices. Finally, they will combine their knowledge of hardware with a microcontroller to build advanced circuits that play music, drive motors, display text, and sense the world around them.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Electronics Level 2: Toys and Games – Spring Academy

Using the basic electronics and programming skills gained in the previous course, students will now focus on the design and creation of simple electronic toys and games. Students will be introduced to new electronic components, particularly input sensors and output devices, and using the design process, will integrate a microcontroller using additional programming techniques.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Electronics Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Engineering – Spring Academy

Being an engineer is about designing and creating devices, structures, and systems that can solve problems. By learning about engineering design and the various engineering disciplines, students will come to appreciate how engineers make things that have never existed before. The students will also explore the engineering feats created by many of Mother Nature’s creatures such as ants, spiders, and birds. Working individually and in teams, students will be tasked each week with designing and constructing a prototype to solve an engineering problem.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Entrepreneurs: Concepts to Projects

Ever had an idea or a problem you wanted to solve? There are many steps to solving a problem or creating a product and seeing it through. This course will teach your student the steps they would need in the project development.

This will include:
Idea Generation
Opportunity Analysis
Market Research
Design and Prototyping
Business Models
Pitching Ideas

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Introduction to Web Design and Development – Spring Academy

How are websites designed and created? What makes for a good user experience? Using a project-based approach, students will apply web design principles that go into making an accessible and engaging website. They will learn how to structure a website’s content, how to code basic website functionality, and how to create multimedia content.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Minecraft Modding – Spring Academy

Learning to modify or “mod” the source code of Minecraft is an excellent way to introduce students to programming using a professional Java development environment. While this course is an ideal next step for students who may have been introduced to programming via “drag and drop” environments, no prior coding experience is required. Using a project-based approach, students learn to apply basic programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, and methods, which in turn can be used to create new items, vehicles, and other creations only they can imagine!

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Mission to Mars: Story of Flight & Space

Are you ready for your mission to Mars? In this course, we will adventure through VR and other media as we discover flight and space. We will discuss relationships to ecosystems, how energy transfers, the power of force, how a rocket launches, and go through the process of scientific testing and documentation.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Physical Science (Semester 2) – Spring Academy

The focus of this course is to introduce students to the natural laws by which our physical world works. By exploring foundational concepts of chemistry and physics, students should come to appreciate the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. Students will be challenged to apply problem-solving and skills through experimentation using the scientific method. For a full science credit, students should also plan to take Junior Physical Science (Semester 1) in Fall 2018.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Robotics Level 1 (Section A) – Spring Academy

In Junior Robotics Level 1, students bring their own robots to life! This course explores applications for robotics, as well as the theories and processes necessary to design, build, and program robotic devices. Through the creation of their own robots, students will apply concepts of mechanical systems, embedded processors, sensors, motors, and programming.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Session B
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Friday
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Robotics Level 2: Robot Olympics – Spring Academy

Building on the basic concepts presented in Exploring Robotics 1, this course engages students to solve challenges that include engineering, robotic, and science elements. By combining their research and problem solving skills with their limitless imaginations, students will design robots to complete specific tasks.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Robotics Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Sound Design for Games – Spring Academy

This course offers a fascinating, hands-on approach to creating music and sound effects for games or animations. Students will produce unique, engaging soundscapes while learning about the fundamentals of music and sound design and their use in the video game and animation industries.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Teen Art & Animation: Storytelling & Production

Even though technology has changed in how we animate, in any animated production the story is key. In this course we will have students really develop a story and take them through the process of story boarding, pitching their idea, using a critique to make changes to their story and to finally develop and animate their projects. Students will work individually and in groups to fully develop their stories.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Teen Art and Animation Production – Spring Academy

Animators have an important job in any video game or film studio: to create living, breathing characters who express their unique personalities through movement. It is a complex and challenging task, but the results can be nothing short of breathtaking. This course introduces students to the art and science of animation through hands-on projects that show firsthand how each step of the production process works. Students will learn about the tools and techniques professional animators use while creating their own 2D and 3D animations. Along the way, students will discover how Art skills, including drawing and sculpting, are central to the animation process.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Teen Art: Drawing and Rendering – Spring Academy

This course focuses on developing the visual language of drawing through the observation and rendering of a realistic image. Students will be working with a variety of media including charcoal, graphite pencils and sepia pencils. They will learn how to create depth and dimension using both the grayscale and the brownscale.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Teen Art: Watercolor Painting – Spring Academy

This course will provide a foundational approach to watercolor where students will develop their skills with mixing color, transparency, brushwork, laying washes and lifting out. Students can expect demonstrations followed by ample time to practice their painting skills primarily from still-life and some landscape.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Teen Artificial Intelligence for Games – Spring Academy

The prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to grow in software applications for industries such as gaming, robotics, finance, retail, manufacturing, military, and even medical diagnosis. This course introduces students to the basics of AI and provides opportunities to program AI for gaming and robotic systems platforms. Students will be study basic algorithms and logic as well as techniques for programming AI.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Prior Programming Experience, Video Game Programming Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Teen Engineering – Spring Academy

Being an engineer is about designing and creating devices, structures, and systems that can solve problems. By learning about engineering design and the various engineering disciplines, students will come to appreciate how engineers make things that have never existed before. The students will also explore the engineering feats created by many of Mother Nature’s creatures such as ants, spiders, and birds. Working individually and in teams, students will be tasked each week with designing and constructing a prototype to solve an engineering problem.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Teen Innovators: Project Development to Production

Ever had an idea or a problem you wanted to solve? There are many steps to solving a problem or creating a product and seeing it through. This course will teach your student the steps they would need in the project development process.

This course will include:
Idea Generation
Opportunity Analysis
Market Research
Design and Prototyping
Business Models
Pitching Ideas

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Teen Introduction to Web Design and Development – Spring Academy

How are websites designed and created? What makes for a good user experience? Using a project-based approach, students will apply web design principles that go into making an accessible and engaging website. They will learn how to structure a website’s content, how to code basic website functionality, and how to create multimedia content.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Teen Physics of Flight – Spring Academy

Even before Leonardo Da Vinci began the first real studies of flight in the 1480’s, the Chinese started exploring flight several hundred years BC using kites. The ongoing fascination with flying has inspired the development of amazing flying machines including balloons, gliders, airplanes, helicopters, and rockets. The focus of this course is about the science and engineering behind man-made flight, including an emphasis on understanding the importance of forces and Newton’s laws of motion. Students are then challenged to use a variety of materials to design and construct a variety of flying machines. To give students an appreciation of the successes and failures of aviation pioneers, historical information will also be presented throughout the course.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Algebra 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Teen Robotics – Spring Academy

Robots are fascinating machines that interact with the physical world through automated processes. This workshop introduces you to fundamental engineering concepts as you build and program your own autonomous robots. While constructing your robots, you will learn the basics of mechanics, electronics, and software engineering while testing the limits of your creations.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Teen Sound Design for Games – Spring Academy

This workshop offers a fascinating, hands-on approach to creating music and sound effects for games or animations. Students will produce unique, engaging soundscapes while learning about the fundamentals of music and sound design and their use in the video game and animation industries.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Teen: Anatomy and STEM

What would you do without one of your hands? Could you imagine how you could function without one?  In this class, we are going to fully analyze the anatomy of the hand. We will draw the hand, learn all of the bones, talk about the muscles and understand how it all functions together. Then we will reconstruct the hand piece by piece with electronics and give it movement with some code. If we have time, we will move onto other parts of the body!

In this class students will learn:
Anatomy of the hand and other body parts
Electronic Configuration to re-create the human hand
We supply the coding logic, students can explore and change it if they desire
Skeletal Art

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online