Explore concepts in physics and engineering through creative expression in our brand new Technology Department!
MEGA-MACHINES: (Limit 12) Physics concepts and engineering come together to make things that roll, fling, and fly. Make your own fabulously designed mousetrap car, bottle rocket, catapult, trebuchet, rubber band powered airplane, and much, much more! (period 1)
3D PRINTING: Ages 10-15 (Limit 8) Get an introduction to the emerging, exciting world of 3D Printing! Engineer strange insects, bizarre fruits, and anything that your mind conjures up! Students will sketch out their designs, learn to break them down into simple geometries, and then use their knowledge to create unique accessories and objects. (period 2)
ENTER the 3RD DIMENSION: Ages 10-15 (Limit 8) Dip a toe into the modeling and animation techniques used by Disney and Pixar! Create 3D elements and simple animations on the computer, and decide what you’re interested in working on within the world of 3D to show on Festival Day. Classes will be demo based, with plenty of time to work on projects, individually and collaboratively. (period 5)
ELECTRONIC ART: (Limit 10) Make art that lights up, buzzes and whirs! Explore basic circuitry, and the world of Arduino to create interactive, electronic art. LED’s, infrared sensors, flip switches, capacitors and resistors combine to create all sorts of exciting objects. Come ready to learn about soldering, coding, and all things electronic! (period 6)
ELECTRONIC MUSIC: (Limit 10) This class will introduce the tools and techniques to create audio for video. Using computers, MIDI controllers, simple recording gear and audio software like Audacity, Garage Band, iMovie and Quicktime, we will create our own original soundtracks. We will cover simple compositional techniques like creating a successful phrase and using harmony and tone color. We then will introduce sound effects and use Audacity plugins to “sculpt” sound and discuss ways of creating a “targeted” sound that can accompany an emotional or dramatic situation. Through the course, the emphasis will be on using new concepts as they are learned to accompany existing video. (period 6)