Classes

Our 12 Week Spring Sessions Start the First Week of April 2019

Enroll just below. We are also thrilled to report we’ve been ranked the #1 STEM program for kids in the Greater Boston area (one of the most competitive academic markets in the United States) for the third year in a row. We are humbled. Thanks so much to our staff and of course our wonderful students and their parents/guardians. We cannot tell you in words how much we appreciate the feedback. We will continue to work as hard as ever to deliver your kids a truly unique digital learning experience.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

This spring we will offer our traditional after school programs for kids in grades 4 & up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as our intermediate & advanced 3D related programs for returning students. We will offer one class for beginner students on Saturday mornings (remember we offer several classes for beginner 3D students in the fall). Feel free to enroll your son or duaghter by clicking in the respective link below or scroll down to learn more about our programs.

After School Program for Kids (now in Needham, MA).

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND/OR THURSDAYS

Drop off as early as 3:15 PM and pick up until 5:45 PM. Program runs from 3:45 – 5:15 PM. Our spring after school sessions begin the very first week of April 2019 and end the second week of June 2019. We will be closed during the April public school vacation week.

Kids in grades 4 to 8 have a blast in our after school program learning 3D everything in our state-of-the-art animation studio. Our after school program is much more like our 3D Summer Tech Camp where the expectation is roughly half learning and half fun. Students in our after-school program can also use all of our cutting-edge digital, interactive, three-dimensional and virtual / augmented reality technologies to supplement the traditional learning experience. If you prefer a more rigid, for lack of a better word, learning experience for your child that’s more focused on learning then you should definitely enroll them in one of our evening or weekend programs for beginners. Since it is our last session of the traditional school year we will only offer one class for beginner 3D students on Saturdays (we will have 2 or 3 classes for beginners in the fall of 2019).

Students in our after school program receive an 18 month student license to Cinema 4D (the premium commercial version), our content libraries of pre-made 3D assets and animation projects, virtual access to our render farm (this is a big deal for kids truly interested in animation) and lots of other digital goodies. We staff our after school program with 2 teachers for up to 8 students. Hence we work with beginner as well as returning students in our after school program.

Kids learn the basics of 3D design and animation. We start with the basics of a three dimensional space on an X, Y & Z axis. Kids learn various design and modeling techniques using a number of tools consistent to most 3D software packages today. We then show them how to position, scale and rotate their designs (or pre-made objects) over key frames. It is jaw dropping cool to most kids whether doing 3D design & animation for the first time or kids who have been in our after school program for years. Your kids are more than welcome to bring their own or a family computer to class but we keep more than enough PC’s for our students. 95% of our students use a PC from our lab in our programs. As the session moves on your kids learn other design and animation techniques including how to create materials, use lighting and create a picture or video file that can be shared with others on say social media. As we get deeper into the session students are exposed to the more intermediate tools of 3D animation including the use of deformers to make their objects do goofy things (like bend and twist) as well as Cinema 4D’s physics tools to emulate gravity to make rain or waves.

Again we were just ranked the #1 STEM program for kids in Greater Boston. This is first and foremost due to the fact that we draw wonderful kids into our programs who are generally committed to having fun learning 3D. We have to commend our student’s awesome parents for encouraging their kids to learn in our programs. They are the ones who voted us Best of Boston now for the third year in a row. We encourage you to review the glowing feedback from parents/guardians just like yourself for yourself on our Facebook page. Our staff are terrific teachers…and that is no accident. We are genuinely committed to providing a truly one of a kind learning experience. We’ve also invested enormous resources into building the most advanced tech program for kids around. No one has invested in these advanced systems for kids to our scale. You should see what they learn as they move on. For example, we are the only program in the country to incorporate motion capture technology into a 3D character animation camp for kids. We also maintain the largest 3D printing and virtual reality labs for kids in the state (excluding colleges and universities).

SEE OUR STUDENTS IN ACTION FOR YOURSELF: THEY LOVE IT!!!

3D FOR BEGINNERS

SATURDAY MORNINGS: 10:15 to 11:45 AM

Our 3D for beginners class is open to kids aged 12 – 17. Classes are held in our state-of-the-art animation studio (remember now in Needham, MA). Students receive an 18 month student license to Cinema 4D (the premium commercial version), our content libraries of pre-made 3D assets and animation projects, virtual access to our render farm and lots of other digital goodies. We staff this class with at least 2 (but usually 3) teachers for up to 10 students. Kids in this class can also use all of our advanced digital, interactive, three-dimensional and virtual / augmented reality technologies to supplement the traditional learning experience (and perhaps a little fun).

Kids learn the basics of 3D design and animation. We start with the basics of a three dimensional space on an X, Y & Z axis. Kids learn various design and modeling techniques using a number of tools consistent to most 3D software packages today. We then show them how to position, scale and rotate their designs (or pre-made objects) over key frames. It is jaw dropping cool to most kids whether doing 3D design & animation for the first time or kids who have been in our after school program for years. Your kids are more than welcome to bring their own or a family computer to class but we keep more than enough PC’s for our students. 95% of our students use a PC from our lab in our programs. As the session moves on your kids learn other design and animation techniques including how to create materials, use lighting and create a picture or video file that can be shared with others on say social media. As we get deeper into the session students are exposed to the more intermediate tools of 3D animation including the use of deformers to make their objects do goofy things (like bend and twist) as well as Cinema 4D’s physics tools to emulate gravity to make rain or waves.

Again we were just ranked the #1 STEM program for kids in Greater Boston. This is first and foremost due to the fact that we draw wonderful kids into our programs who are generally committed to having fun learning 3D. We have to commend our student’s awesome parents for encouraging their kids to learn in our programs. They are the ones who voted us Best of Boston now for the third year in a row. We encourage you to review the glowing feedback from parents/guardians just like yourself for yourself on our Facebook page. Our staff are terrific teachers…and that is no accident. We are genuinely committed to providing a truly one of a kind learning experience. We’ve also invested enormous resources into building the most advanced tech program for kids around. No one has invested in these advanced systems for kids to our scale. You should see what they learn as they move on. For example, we are the only program in the country to incorporate motion capture technology into a 3D character animation camp for kids. We also maintain the largest 3D printing and virtual reality labs for kids in the state (excluding colleges and universities).

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