STEAM FOR TEENS & KIDS
At STEAM for Teens, we know what it takes to enhance our students’ education. It’s a life experience. Find out what sets us apart. We believe in Play and Learn. People learn most by having fun and playing. Let's have fun together to learn new technologies!!
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! It is fun to solve problems. We believe having "Aha" moment is the key for this. STEAM education can give it to you. This is why STEAM works.
We'll teach you the joy of programming through game development. Unity and Blender are the great tools to get you started. It's easy to learn and can make some amazing new entertainment experiences.
First, let's start creating some simple games and 3D art. 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!
Weekly classes are available for Winter sessions.
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Stay home and have fun learning!
All these classes will be held through Zoom.
AGES (9 TO 16)
Want to know how 3D animations are created? Have some interest in creating them by yourself? This workshop is for you to start creating 3D animations. The students will learn the skills needed to create 3D animations from scratch. We will use Blender 2.8: the free 3D creation suite to support your ideas come true. Let's make some characters moving in 3D!! Instructor: Kunitake Aoki is an industry veteran since 1987. He has worked on more than 30 games that include [Sonic] series at Sega and [Mario vs. Donkey Kong] series at Nintendo as the art director.
AGES (9 TO 13)
The students will create your Roblox games in this class! They acquire the basics of programming through making and playing Roblox. We use Lua to make interactive objects. They will also learn the foundational elements of creating fun experiences. The instructor of this class will be a former game developer from SEGA and Nintendo with over 25 years of experience. We will cover how to find solutions while making games. After completing the class, students will be able to start making their games with their new ideas in the world of Roblox. This class requires no programming experience to take.
AGES (10 TO 18)
This class is to learn to make a maze game from scratch using Unity, The students will learn the basic of programming of C# from the ground up. We use the assets that come with Unity (no additional assets are needed). No modding from existing games, but creating games from scratch. They will have total control over what they make. We will cover how to find solutions to basic problems while making games. After completing the class, students will be able to start creating their games with new ideas.
[3D Animation with Blender for Beginners] or more than 10 days of Blender experience. Students should have Basic 3D animation skills listed below prior to taking this class:
Understanding [Object Mode] and [Edit Mode]
Make a mirrored model in [Edit Mode]
Rig a model with appropriate namings
Make animations in [Pose Mode]
Render movies in MPEG-4 format
You will find out how VR experiences are created in this course by making one for yourself. It is a hands on three in one class: You will
1: Lean to make 3D animation on Blender,
2: Learn C# scripting for VR on Unity,
3: Build your VR applications.
Your 3D art will show up in your virtual reality space!
This course requires Oculus Quest 2, PC, and the cable to connect them.
This course will be an introduction to the VR experience. You will receive the basic knowledge to create games and applications through this course. You will need some experience with Unity to take this course. Please consider taking our [Unity 3D Game Design & Programming for Beginners] prior to this course.
Stay home and have fun to learn!
All these classes will be held through Zoom.
Have you ever wondered how VR applications are created, dreamed of creating your own VR experiences? You will find out how by creating your own VR experience in this course. It is a 2 in 1 class: You will learn the basics of Unity with C# to build VR applications. You also will learn to create 3D models using Blender that will show up in your VR space.
This course will be an introduction to the VR experience. You will receive the basic knowledge to create games and applications through this course. You don’t need any programming experience to take this course, but Oculus Quest 2 and Zoom ready PC (VR ready PC is recommended, but not required).
BASIC GAME PROGRAMMING WITHOUT GAME ENGINES
You will learn to write code to make games from scratch.
2022 ONLINE HACKATHON
We are planning to have a week long online hackathon in summer 2022.
We will have judges from gaming industry and succeceful entrepreneurs.
The detail will be annouced later. Stay tunes!
We offer very private lessons for you.
Our online one-one lessons can be taken anywhere in the world via Zoom meetings. We will support you to make your project comes to life.
Please contact us to schedule your lessons.
Mr. Aoki's class is amazing. My son really enjoyed this class and he learned a lot. We can not wait for the next classes. Thank you!
Kid liked the class very much. He also applied the roblox design and programming skills to his school projects, which got high praisal in his class. At the end of this class, he designed the roblox game by himself. I highly recommend this program to the roblox and game fans.
Class was remote. My daughter loved the class and the instructor especially. Will try to find another taught by him and other programming classes.
8/27/2021: BIN HE
My son had a lot of fun in the 3D Animation with Blender for Beginners class. The class is very engaging, and the student will like the format that he teaches in. Mr. Aoki is very skilled in the subject taught in his class and helps students to learn effectively. The class's content is so well designed that a beginner can finish an animation, start to finish, from Blender 3D modeling to make an animation.
8/13/2021: ALISON STOHRER
My 10 year old daughter just completed the Roblox for Beginners online and learned so much in one week. The instructor was able to pace to her needs so she never felt lost, and was able to really grasp the concepts and make good progress. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone looking to introduce their kids to Lua.
My kid had the most fun here than at any other of his camps this summer. He was so proud of his final animation!
My son was super excited to take the unity coding for VR and Mission to Mars class. He said he "finally" learned how to plug an animation into unity and how to control it. He has created several great animations since. Mission to Mars was super useful in learning how dangerous life on Mars might be, "almost like a life in a rural area". And "it's pretty chilly there too, so all you can do is ski all day (once you create a ski resort, of course)". It was also his first VR experience and he enjoyed it thoroughly. Overall the course was a great mix of learning and fun.
It was a great class! My child took the 3D animation/ Blender class and it was great! She learned a lot of useful techniques, and she was able to create a cute 3D animation. Excellent!
This was the second online camp our son took with Mr. Aoki (he took "3D Animation with Blender for Beginners" the week prior) and my son loved it! He loved the class content and he said Mr. Aoki was an awesome teacher! We are hoping to continue more classes with Mr. Aoki in the fall!
3D Animation with Blender for Beginners ★★★★★
My son was interested in learning 3d animation and so we found this online class, and my son loved it! He loved all of the things he learned during the week and thought his teacher, Mr. Aoki, was wonderful! My son was so excited to show us what he was learning each day!
The student commented as such: Mr. Aoki really helped me learn how to make animations in blender! When there was a problem, he would work hard to help me fix it! He instructed me with clear details and made sure I knew how to do the things he was teaching me!
My son really LOVED the Intro to Unity class! Mr Aoki explained the material really well and got my son motivated to keep working on his labyrinth game in between classes. A summary of the material covered was emailed to us after each class which we found helpful as well. We wished there was a next level available for the Unity class! Highly recommend!
My son enjoys learning how to code. The virtual setting is perfect. I can hear the enthusiasm in his voice when he talks to me about this course. His instructor is very polite. He listens and offers to help if and when my son has questions. I think it's important to make a learning environment a fun environment and this is definitely fun. I also love the fact there are only.2 students in this course, so that if they need a one on one assistance, the assistance is there. My son will continue with this course if there's an advanced level of it.
This is an excellent class. We are always hoping to find something that can draw the interest from a kid to serious things and this is it! My kid plays more usually but now he studies more on how to write something he was playing.
What a creative class. My daughter is hooked on 3D now . The lessons were very thorough, and the finished product was an animated video of a dog running through a snowy woods. Wow!
My son made me promise to review this class to make sure that everyone knows how great it is. This is the first class that I've ever seen him be ready for on his own with no extra reminders. He got to learn some 3D animation and he got to work with a teacher who was able to challenge him and keep him focused. Between what he accomplished with the knowledge and how engaged he was, plus his sheer enjoyment of it, I would definitely recommend this class and instructor!
My son started this class with no knowledge of Unity and now can create games. He loved it!
Really good class ! The teacher was very helpful and through, my son really enjoyed learning from him !!
Steam for Teens is awesome. Period! The instructor is very knowledgeable and passionate about his craft. He is patient and care about my son's progress. After the second class, my son could already model a very cute French bulldog with movable legs! Thanks Aoki! Btw he was the artist behind some very popular games at Nintendo! What else is better than learning from a professional?
My 11 year old daughter LOVED this class. I was a little worried signing her up because she hates Zoom classes and can sometimes have a limited attention span. However, she eagerly went to each 2 hour class & was so excited afterwards to show me everything she did. She was engaged & learned so much. We'll definitely be signing up for more classes!
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.
Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.
3600 136th Pl SE
Bellevue, King County 98006