GAME DESIGN WORKSHOPS!
For Ages 6 and up. Do your kids like to play games? Have they ever wondered how their favorite video games were created? Then these workshops are for them! “Learn the art of game design and create your own working video game that can be played and tested by other kids in class and all over the world.” CLASSES ONGOING Workshop Dates:
Fridays‐ August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
Cost: $40.00 per Child, per workshop date. Price includes‐ One 2 hour workshop, all supplies, certificate and completed playable game level posted to an online arcade which can be played at home or on the go.
Suzan Manis holds a BFA in Animation at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA. She also holds a Masters in Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA. Now she specializes in creating 3D renderings and animations that range from realistic to stylized, guiding the work from concept to final product. She is always experimenting with different mediums and techniques which makes her work unique and innovative. All her work is meant to bring out the small details in the world around us. She’s very excited to teach young minds how to develop and craft a short animated film.
Why Game Design is good for a kids education:
Game design falls under STEM education. It teaches focused learning principles – such as prototyping, design thinking, teamwork & collaboration, trial & error, and user empathy.
These workshops are meant to have kids focus on creating great games, sharing them with others, and getting real‐time “feedback” just by seeing how many times players have played their games. This keeps the focus right where it belongs: on educational and imaginative problem solving.
These workshops will be using the most innovative technology patented for kids and educators. The games will be made using game creation specific apps and tools created by the company called, ‘Pixel Press’ and taught by a certified Game Design Instructor.