August 10 - August 14 Makers (grades 4-8)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER DESIGN: (morning)
Metal Fabrication Lab
This lab is in partnership with Metal Shop Fantasy Camp*. The morning session will be held at their location – and at noon they will travel by subway to the Geek Forest location. Students will learn to express their art through metalworking creating personal art pieces welding steel. Students will learn the theory and practice of metal fabrication, metal shop safety, tools, plasma cutting and MIG welding techniques. They will create art pieces on carbon steel using MIG welding as their writing instrument. By the end of camp, students will be comfortable using metal shop tools and techniques.
*Metal Shop Fantasy Camp's experienced instructors have taught over 2500 kids and adults how to weld and blacksmith in their highly popular rapid immersion welding classes. We are committed to providing an exceptional Metalworking experience from the newbie beginner to the experienced metal fabricator. No experience necessary.
MAKER GAMER: (afternoon)
Dungeons & Dragons: Ways & Wardens
Dungeon Master: Matt Rubin
In the realm of Siyez, the path of the adventurer is quite a noble one. For reasons far beyond the understanding of most mortals, when the right group of the right individuals comes together to act together for a proper cause, they will draw the attention of a being known as a Warden - an extra-planar entity that serves as a mix of a guardian, a retainer, and an impartial judge. Once watched over by a Warden, the now-greenhorn adventurers traditionally set off on journeys untold once they get their footing, in groups known as Troupes. However, a malicious presence lurks on the horizon. With threats of invasion from dark forces slowly evolving from mere rumors into realistic possibilities, the people of Siyez can only hope that its many Troupes can band together to keep them safe.
Ways and Wardens is a homebrewed campaign for Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition that takes place in a high-magic, high-fantasy, "Noblebright" setting. The campaign is built to be accessible and fun for everyone from veteran players to newcomers.
**Due to the pandemic - if courses need to get canceled in order to keep everyone safe, you will receive a credit for future classes.