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Workshops

✿ Creative Codes:Introduction to Coding & Game Design

Do you want to learn how to code through creative play? In this 10-week Introduction to Coding workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to build and publish your own games that you have coded yourself using Hopscotch, the most popular learn-to-code app for kids. We will head outdoors each week to gather inspiration, and combined with your creativity and imagination, will build and publish countless iPad apps and games. Note: iPads will be provided.

     $300 + tax         [10 weeks of classes, 2 hours each!]

      January 25 - April 12, 2018 [No classes during March Break]

      Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (first 5 weeks) and 5:30 PM - 7:30 (last 5 weeks)

       Location: The Paint Box School of Art

✿ Nature Animation: Digital Storytelling

Think outdoor exploration, stop-motion animation, and community investigation-- you are essentially the batman of your neighbourhood. In our Nature Animation Workshop, you will use HUE Animation Kits to create a stop-motion animation story about anything you’d like! We will explore the neighbourhood for inspiration, think creatively and build narratives using clay, video cameras, microphones and more.

       $300 + tax         [10 weeks of classes, 2 hours each!]

       September 7 - November 9, 2017

       Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

       Location: The Paint Box School of Art

Takeaways:

  • Basic narrative storytelling skills
  • Basic animation and videography skills using HUE Animation
  •  Participant in Mini Film Festival on last day of class
  •  Complimentary Wildhood Sketch Notebook

✿ Outdoor Photography & Photoshop Design

   *Not Currently Offered*

Do you like adventuring outdoors with a camera, in pursuit of that one epic photo that you took yourself? My Wildhood's Outdoor Photography   & Photoshop Design Workshop is for youth ages 8-13 that have a keen interest in photography, and want to also learn the basics of photograph editing using Adobe Photoshop. With a mix of outdoor exploration, photography technique, and computer design, this course will give you the tools you need to learn the basics about outdoor photography and editing !

Takeaways:

  • Basic outdoor photography skills including lighting and technique 
  • Basic Photoshop Design skills including photograph editing 
  •  Participant in Mini-Gallery with one printed piece of work 
  •  Complimentary Wildhood Sketch Notebook

✿ Outdoor Sketch & Illustrator Design

Do you like outdoor exploration and sketching the wonders of nature? My Wildhood's Outdoor Sketch & Illustrator Design Workshop is for youth ages 8-13 that have a keen interest in drawing, and want to also learn the basics of creating similar illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. With a mix of outdoor exploration, sketching, and computer design, this course will give you the tools you need to be an artist, both on paper and in the computer lab!

   *Not Currently Offered*

Takeaways:

  • Basic sketching and illustration techniques outdoors
  • Basic Illustrator Design skills including illustration editing 
  • Participant in Mini-Gallery with one printed piece of work 
  • Complimentary Wildhood Sketch Notebook

Additional Details

For the first half of each workshop series, students will be outdoors, either taking photographs or sketching. After around 5 weeks, students will translate the images and designs they've created outside, onto the computer using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. The remaining lessons will give students the tools they need to enhance, reproduce, or recreate their artwork digitally.  At the end of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to share what they've created with their friends, family, and community through a My Wildhood Art Exhibit. My Wildhood covers the cost of printing and framing each piece of artwork for the exhibit. For the Nature Animation Workshop, the structure will be a bit different, however there will a Mini Film Festival on the last day of the workshop, where students will be able to showcase their short films!

We hope that through our workshops, youth gain the confidence to be creative and try new things, both inside and out!

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at mywildhood@gmail.com