STEAM FOR TEENS
At STEAM for Teens, we know what it takes to enhance our students’ education. Our unique approach to learning and top quality faculty makes STEAM for Teens more than just a campus. It’s a life experience. Find out what sets us apart. We invite you to explore our dynamic and diverse community, and stop by the school for a visit at your convenience.
STEM + ART = STEAM
Why should you learn how to code? Because it pays well? Because you'll look smarter?
The truth is, those reasons alone won't justify the hours you'll spend on cool side-projects after you learn how to code.
So what's the real reason why you should learn how to code?
It's simply because programming is FUN!
We'll teach you the joy of programming through game development. Unity is the best tool to get you started. It's easy to learn and can make some amazing games.
First, let's start creating some simple games. You'll naturally learn important coding skills along the way.
Computers are fascinating. Game development is captivating.
We made programming fun.
Join us and let's develop some awesomeness together!
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Mon-Friday (1 week)
9am to 12pm
You will learn fundamental coding skills by making games in this workshop. We will use C# on Unity, an industry-standard tool. Let's enjoy making games made by YOU! This workshop may be your first step to reach your dream.
*This class is recommended for 5th grade and up!!
Mon-Fri (1 week)
1pm to 4pm
This workshop is for those of you who want to create 3D animations based on your idea. The students will learn all the skills needed to create 3D animations. We will use Blender 2.8: the free 3D creation suite to support your ideas come true.
*This class is recommended for 3rd grade and up!!
VR DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
BLENDER / UNITY / HTC VIVE
AT EXTRASLICE IN BELLEVUE
2-hour / week
You will learn Virtual Reality (VR) basics and how to create your own interactive VR experience using Blender and Unity.
We will use our HTC Vive to experience your VR world.
It is required to have basic Unity knowledge in order to take this course.
*This class is recommended for 6th grades and up!!
This course is for kids who already have some basic understanding of Unity. We will have about one hour lecture to learn and the rest to work on their own project. It's OK if they don't have any projects in their heads now. We can start by creating a concept.
STEAM FOR TEENS
STEAM Edutainment for the Next Generation Creators
STEAM for Teens offers STEM classes for Teens. We have provided classes to create games to lead students to STEM education at Environmental and Adventure School in Kirkland since 2017. We use Blender and Unity to make that possible. (Blender is a fully equipped 3D tool to make models and animations for games. Unity is the leading global game industry software to create games. 34% of top 1000 free mobile games are made with Unity). Students will inspire themselves by enjoying creating their own games as well as learning C# programming.
Our curriculum is designed to be fun to experience as if students are playing a game. We believe the students should have fun to learn! Students will learn the basic game creation with Unity in the first few classes. Then they will be able to work on more complex projects with their creativities.
Interactive art courses and wearable computer courses are on their way to come!
Unity Courses at ExtraSlice
Blender Animation Courses at ExtraSlice
Unity Game Design Courses at EAS
Blender 3D Animation Courses at EAS
Unity Game Design Class at Sunrise Elementary School
Blender 3D Animation Class at Sunrise Elementary School
Blender 3D Animation Class at Horace Mann Elementary School
Blender 3D Animation Class at Ben Franklin Elementary School
SiXR Cinematic VR Challenge
Instructor / Owner
Aoki has been the art director on several video games in SEGA and Nintendo. He is a key contributor to their multimillion sales figure titles, including Mario vs. DonkeyKong series and Sonic the Hedgehog series.
As a game creator, he has a very clear vision that good games make people happy. His passion always gears towards making fun and educational software for all ages. He always stays positive, looks for new challenges, and enjoys solving problems to obtain the best result using new technologies. His career of over 27 years in the video game industry, with more than 20 games published for all ages made him naturally to do so.
Developing leadership skills was crucial throughout his 10+ years' experience leading artists for Mario vs Donkey Kong series, and allows him to exhibit strong authoritative traits today. He now utilizing this skill to pass his knowledge to the next generation of people through teaching.