August 24- August 28 Makers (grades 4-8)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER DESIGN: (morning)
Blacksmithing Design Lab
This 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. In this class, students will spend the afternoon at Metal Shop Fantasy Camp where they will get a chance to experience what is like to weld and forge steel like the Blacksmiths in their Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Students will learn the theory and practice of metal fabrication, blacksmithing, metal shop safety, metal shop tools, plasma cutting, MIG welding techniques, geometry and design using SketchUp to create D&D accessories such as dice boxes, twenty-sided dice, etc.
*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 ELECRONICS: (afternoon)
Dungeons & Dragons: The Count of Beresshire
Dungeon Master: Matt Rubin
There once was a small town known as Beresshire Cache, a place tucked away in the misty woods and hills, far off from anywhere else. The legends of the droves of undead farming humans as livestock were brushed off as superstition, and even "debunked" on several occasions by parties of traveling clerics. However, late one evening, interrupting a beautiful sunset, a tremendous tower rose from out of the forest where the town of myth was said to be located, visible from settlements all around. At first, there was panic, which slowly began to subside over the following weeks as seemingly nothing of note followed. Then, mayors and members of the local nobility began to receive letters, delivered by unknown couriers that would arrive by night, containing disturbing and threatening messages, all signed by one Count Azzera of the County of Beresshire. And then, the disappearances began. Adventurers, once seen as reckless mercenaries at best, and wanton vagabonds at worst, are suddenly becoming more and more appealing to the defenseless citizens of the Meramor Region.
The Count of Beresshire is a homebrewed campaign for Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. It takes place in a medium-magic, high-fantasy, "Nobledark" setting that takes heavy inspiration from the gothic horror genre. Fans of Curse of Strahd will have much to look forward to, here.
**Due to the pandemic - if courses need to get canceled in order to keep everyone safe, you will receive a credit for future classes.