Spring Break 2020 Williamsburg
Can be purchased full break (4/9-4/17), full week (4/13-4/17) or individual days. Options available if you scroll down to green buttons.
Thursday April 9
Technology and visual art are two fields we often bridge together at Geek Forest. In this particular lab, we’ll be using circuitry to illuminate original paper crafts. This lab combines creative arts and circuit building to create vibrant crafts illuminated by custom LED bulb designs
Friday April 10
Cameras are fascinating objects. The way they work though, is perhaps the most fascinating part. In this lab, students will get a look into the engineering that goes into building a camera, capturing light, and displaying the image it captures. Through building their own Camera Obscura, students will learn about engineering and photography to capture unique and memorable images.
Monday April 13
The intent of this lab is to guide students through the map-making process from concept to completion. We'll cover research, applying your fantasy world, symbol building and different approaches to map design.
Tuesday April 14
From Pikachu to Goku, learn how shapes are used to create some of your favorite manga and anime characters. Utilize manga format as a means to expand your abilities to communicate with images and words to create their own world and characters. Kawaii! Learn ways to level up the cuteness of an existing character, or create your own!
Wednesday April 15
This lab teaches the fundamentals of computer programming and demonstrates how to code fun, creative projects using Python, a free, intuitive, open-source programming language that's one of the top five most popular worldwide. Students will understand the fundamental ideas of computer programming and the process of computational thinking using illustrations, flowcharts, and pseudocode, then shows how to apply those essentials to code exciting projects in Python. This course gives students the tools they need to create their own computer program!
Thursday April 16
In this lab students will be exploring Sonic Pi, an open source programming environment designed for creating new sounds with code in a live coding environment. Using Raspberry Pi, we will be making sounds via typing text to Raspberry Pi, how to loop tunes, understanding MIDI and sound outputs, how to perform with Sonic Pi via live coding, sound effects, and much more. This class teaches Python and physical computing via the Raspberry Pi!
Friday April 17
Dungeons are one of the staples of D&D. This class will be design their own playable dungeon with a series of rooms or chambers connected by halls or passages. Whether they choose decrepit crypts, moldering cellars, sinister prisons, decaying temples, ancient catacombs, castle ruins, their truly own adventure will begin!