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Online Classes - 6th to 8th Grade |
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Virtual Classes for Rising 6th - 8th Graders

With absorbing offerings that range from laser cutting to meringue making, our 6th – 8th grade classes give middle schoolers exciting skills to explore and refreshing freedom to personalize their projects. In a small group of like-minded peers led by a thoughtful instructor, they’ll chat, share and get inspired by what they see, taking away an innovative mindset and the drive to keep creating.

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MORE OOMPH THAN YOUR AVERAGE ZOOM

We know your kids have done a thousand Zooms by now. These are different. Our small group classes are led by enthusiastic instructors who know how to connect with kids, empowering them to express their ideas and share their designs. Engaged in fantastically fun hands-on projects, kids of every age build lasting innovation skills, game-changing confidence and the inspiration to keep creating long after class ends.

Week-Long Classes

Digital Designers: Virtual Reality

Dream up an original adventure in this immersive weeklong class. Master coding in CoSpaces, BE VISIONARY as you invent three interactive acts and BE COLLABORATIVE by using feedback from your fellow world builders to ensure a clear, polished and fun finished experience.

Chefology: Scrumptious Sweets

Treat yourself to a heaping helping of new culinary skills in this sweet-as-can-be weeklong class. BE VISIONARY to reimagine classic sweets with fresh flavors and BE REFLECTIVE as you elevate the look and taste of popsicles, tarts, meringues and more.

Master Makers: Stop Motion Animation

Set your ideas in (stop) motion in this imaginative weeklong class. BE VISIONARY as you outline, shoot and edit your own animated short in Stop Motion Studio Pro, then BE REFLECTIVE by seeking feedback from your fellow animators to fine-tune your one-minute masterpiece.

Master Makers: Brilliant Lighting

Create a collection of luminous lights in this brilliant weeklong class. BE COURAGEOUS to engineer aesthetically appealing, mood-setting accent lights, wall sconces and standing lamps. BE COLLABORATIVE in seeking feedback from your fellow makers to fine-tune your dazzling designs.

Chefology: Delectable Desserts

Boost your baking skills and satisfy your sweet tooth in this mouthwatering weeklong class. BE COURAGEOUS as you whip up inventively flavored cheesecakes, cupcakes, cream puffs and crepes, then BE REFLECTIVE as you perfect the presentation and taste of every tempting treat.

Tynker Camp: Game Design Studio

Learn to program and play your own video games in this engaging weeklong class (with a live instructor!). BE DETERMINED to master the basics of coding in Tynker and BE VISIONARY as you create an engaging new game every day, each one full of awesome details you design yourself. No prior coding experience required.

Digital Designers: Artist Studio

Design a picture-perfect portfolio of fresh, funny digital art in this imaginative weeklong class. Build your digital design skills in Pixlr E and BE DETERMINED to make custom images, animated gifs and more. BE VISIONARY as you use your newfound know-how to create a completely original project.

Single-Session Classes

Duct Tape Masters: Summer Sandals

Step up your duct tape design skills with a pair of durable DIY sandals. Fashion custom soles and two types of straps, then BE REFLECTIVE as you test for fit, tweak for comfort and embellish to make them your own.

Digital Designers: Zoom Background

Add some awesome to your online interactions. Dive into design app Canva, master the art of creating compelling patterns and BE DETERMINED to perfect your own virtual background before giving it a whirl on Zoom or almost anywhere.

Virtual Reality: Dream House

Invent your own immersive virtual world and a dreamy dwelling to go in it. Learn the fundamentals of 3D modeling in CoSpaces, then BE VISIONARY as you imagine an entirely unique house you can create, populate and walk through.

Virtual Reality: Chase Scene Coding

Kick your coding skills into high gear with a virtual chase scene. Use simple code to create a 3D chase in CoSpaces with next-level characters and animations. BE DETERMINED as you perfect your immersive experience.

Chefology: Marvelous Meringues

Master kitchen chemistry by making marvelous meringue cookies. BE COURAGEOUS as you separate eggs, learn the science behind whipping egg whites and elevate your presentation for a fresh take on a crispy classic.

Chefology: Gourmet Popsicles

Create your own icy artisanal treat! Make a custom simple syrup to pair with your favorite fruits and juices. BE REFLECTIVE as you blend, taste and tweak your recipe to achieve refreshing, ready-to-share popsicle perfection.

Duct Tape Masters: Custom Cases

Craft a cool, custom duct tape case designed for a special object. BE DETERMINED as you master tricky, sticky duct tape construction—plus some awesome upgrades—and persevere until your case is complete.

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