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Video Game Design (ages 9-12)

MakersFactory’s popular Video Game Design Club is back, re-imagined! If your student has a passion for playing and designing video games, check out the Video Game Design Club! The club includes a self-led curriculum: students decide what to work on each week and have free creative reign over the game.

Students gain valuable skills using GameMaker Studios, one of the most popular game design software suites. We will publish the student’s games to a website so that they can show their family and friends!

Students will work from a “template” game that changes and updates every few months so that students can design games in a variety of genres.

Three Fall Sessions:

4 Mon., Sept. 14 - Oct. 5
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Mon., Oct. 12 - Nov. 2
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Mon., Nov. 16 - Dec. 7
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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MakersFactory Team - see bios below

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Video Game Design 1.0 (ages 14-17)

This class is a unique journey to help students make the transition from being a video game consumer to a video game developer. Students will learn different skills and theories to conceptualize, develop prototypes, create, and tune a single level in one particular genre. To ensure accessiblilty to all levels of programming expertise, we will be sticking to the Platformer genre, and helping students to focus on creating at their own level of development.

Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.

Please bring a thumb drive to class to store files between classes.

5 Sat., Sept. 26 - Oct. 24
10 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 14: $190
Register after Sept. 14: $200

 

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AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj is a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. He is a long-time "gamer" and has tutored adults and kids. Intrigued by the science and art behind video games he has studied psychology, engineering, computer programming and game design to understand the psyche of the players. He uses game mechanics as metaphors and video games as the most interactive storytelling medium.

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Minecraft Hacking Club (ages 10-13)

 

Ever wanted to create your own in-game items for Minecraft, like blocks, tools, or armor? At the Minecraft Hacking Club, you’ll be able to invent all these things and more, coding your own customized version of Minecraft! By creating a Minecraft mod (short for “modification”) you can forge your own powerful, never-before-seen tools and armor; cook up your own food creations; and even shape your own Minecraft world generation! Minecraft mods are made through Java coding, but don’t worry, you don’t need to have any coding experience to join.


Please note: Students we receive their complete .jar file by request at the end of the club. They can upload this to their Minecraft game at home to use their custom items.


Each month-long course repeats a four-session curriculum; therefore, repeat students will be revisiting familiar material.

Three Sessions:

4 Thu., Sept. 17 - Oct. 8
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Thu., Oct. 15 - Nov. 5
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Thu., Nov. 12 - Dec. 10 (No Class Nov. 26)
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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MakersFactory Team - see bios below

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Jr. Minecraft Coding Club (ages 6-9)

Want to learn the secret to creating the biggest and best super-construction in Minecraft? It’s all about teamwork! In this club, you’ll join a team of Junior Builders to learn about creating a blueprint, keeping track of tasks, and working in a shared space towards a shared goal. Are you used to the tablet version of Minecraft, or new to Minecraft entirely? No problem! Our friendly Minecraft teachers are ready to help you learn the ropes, so your mouse and keyboard skills can grow as fast as your buildings do! Each month-long session is designed to stand alone, tackling different projects every course, with no prior attendance required.

Three sessions:

4 Tue., Sept. 15 - Oct. 6
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Tue., Oct. 13 - Nov. 3
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Tue., Nov. 10 - Dec. 1
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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MakersFactory Team - see bios below

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Minecraft Free Play Camp (ages 9-12)

Learn to make your own Minecraft adventures! This is our “just for fun” Minecraft club, where the kids are in control of their own projects and adventures. Our instructors will coordinate and offer group activities such as boat races, treasure hunts, and build challenges, but if the kids have adventurous ideas of their own, they’re free to pursue their own projects. Build, explore, make new friends, and craft your own adventure at the Minecraft Free Play Camp!

Space is limited so register early!

Three sessions

4 Fri., Sept. 18 - Oct. 9
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Fri., Oct. 16 - Nov. 6
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Fri., Nov. 13 - Dec. 11 (No Class Nov. 27)
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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MakersFactory Team - see bios below

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Robotics! (ages 9-12)

Using the highly popular LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits, students learn engineering concepts as they customize the robot’s structure, as well as coding concepts to program the robot’s behavior. Build and program these awesome robots and more, then send them on missions! Build all these cool robots:

  • Self-guiding “Explorer Bot”
  • Color-sensing “Speedster Bot”
  • Motion-detecting “Guard Bot”
  • Remote-controlled “R/C Bot”

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 6 students each week.

Three sessions

4 Wed., Sept. 16 - Oct. 7
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Wed., Oct. 14 - Nov. 4
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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4 Wed., Nov. 11 - Dec. 9 (No Class Nov. 25)
3:30- 5:00 pm
Room: 1603
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $150

register online

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MakersFactory Team - see bios below

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MakersFactory Team:

Joe Allington, BA in Computer Science: Game Design, gets to try something different every day, with core roles including designer, teacher, optimist, and technician. Joe specializes in two-dimensional design with Adobe Illustrator, three-dimensional design with Blender/Rhinoceros, and alternate-dimensional design with Pathfinder. In his spare time, Joe finds answers!

Andy Stoller, BA in Physics, working in summer camps and classroom environments focusing on high-tech, hands-on, and computer-savvy teaching and curriculum development. Andy has found in MakersFactory a place to express and combine his passions for education and design, and to educate a new generation of makers, programmers, and tinkerers.

Joshua Britton works mainly with teaching and collaborating with students in Minecraft. Josh was brought onto the team for his skills with teaching coaching and guiding students in not just sports and games but life as well.

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Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students (ages 11-17)

In today’s rapidly changing technological society, knowing how to learn is one of the most valuable skills we can have. Unfortunately, most of us were never actually taught how to learn. Because of this, many people find learning to be an unpleasant chore rather than a fun and exciting adventure. Well, no more! Learning is fun, especially when you know how to do it quickly and efficiently.

It doesn’t matter if you are a straight A student or barely passing, you can do better in less time! This interactive and entertaining funshop will teach you how to learn faster and have fun while doing it. You will learn the tools and techniques necessary to unlock the amazing potential of your brain and start achieving more than you ever thought possible.

Ages 11-14

2 Sat., Sept. 12 & 19
9 am - 12 noon
Room: Horticulture 5005

Fee: $68

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Ages 15-17

2 Sat., Sept. 12 & 19
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005

Fee: $68

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Dr. Joe McCullough is the Physics Program Chair at Cabrillo College where he has been teaching for the last 14 years. He is also a certified trainer and best-selling author of Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students.

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Baseball Camp - Pre-Season Special

 

 

Coming join us as we offer an all-new Winter Pre-Season weekend camp. Our camps are designed to address all of the areas for a great experience: skills, one on one instruction, game play and great fun. We insure that all of our campers will leave with a sound knowledge and skill level. At no time, will any camper will be in an environment either beneath or above their skill level.

These sessions will be preparing all participants for their upcoming season. It is of the utmost importance that we provide a safe and meaningful experience.

Please bring a hat, mitt, sport appropriate attire daily. We will adjust with inclement weather.

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., December 12, 13 & 19, 20
9 am - 12 noon
Baseball Field

Fee: $180

 

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Figure Drawing for Teens

 

 

This course provides an introduction to figure drawing: gesture, sighting and measuring, proportional guidelines, anatomical information and lots of practice. Students will work from clothed male and female models, with short and long poses.
Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the figure as a specific form and on building drawing vocabulary.

All skill levels welcome!

Parents of teens are welcome to register as well!

3 Sessions:

6 - 8 pm
Room: VAPA 2015

Fee: $75 per session
plus $10 materials fee per session

SESSION 1:
3 Tue., Sept. 15 - 29
CLASS CANCELLED

 

SESSION 2:
3 Tue., Oct. 13 - 27

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SESSION 3:
3 Tue., Nov. 10 - 24

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Claire Thorson teaches drawing, painting, and figure drawing at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. She is a native of California, loves the coast, and has a studio in Elkhorn, CA. Her drawings and paintings travel the territory between figuration and abstraction.

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Backyard Astronomer

 

night sky

Learn how to identify the stars and constellations seen in our local skies in this fun hands-on workshop. Using the Cabrillo planetarium and observatory you will see the wonders of the universe and learn about astronomy history, methods, equipment, and recent discoveries. Get a sense of distances to planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about Black holes, dark matter and the expanding universe.

Participants should dress warmly for outdoor observation at the observatory. In case of rain or fog, class will assemble in the planetarium.

This class is appropriate for students aged 10 to adult.

2 Fri., October 23 & 30
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: 707

Register by Sept. 14: $58
Register after Sept. 14: $65

 

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Karl von Ahnen has been an amateur astronomer and telescope user since age 12. He served as lab instructor-assistant in the Cabrillo Astronomy Department for many years, and is the Director of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, one of the largest school planetariums in the country.

 

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College Planning and Admissions:  How to Get In and How to Pay For It

Are you concerned or confused about your child’s path to college? If you are a parent with a middle or high school student, this class will show you how to help your student prepare for college while in high school, search for colleges that fit, understand what admission committees are looking for, write that dreaded essay and create an excellent resume. Paying for college is the one of the largest expenditures most parents will face in their lifetimes. In this class we will discuss strategies that can help you plan for and reduce college costs

High school students are encouraged to attend Session 1 with their parent(s) at no extra cost.

2 Tues. Sept. 22-29
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: 432

Register by Sept. 14: $54
Register after Sept 24: $62

 

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Stephen Shapiro CPA, CFP, has advised individuals on financial matters for over 20 years and has led financial workshops since 1989.

Maureen Casey, MA is a credentialed California instructor and Administrator and a principal at Casey Educational Consulting. She is a college counselor at Bellarmine Preparatory and Educational consultant specializing in middle school through college age students and families offering college preparatory academics and guidance.

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REQUIRED Forms for Youth Programs

The information gathered in the 3 forms below is required for all minors participating in Cabrillo Extension classes.

If you register your child online you DO NOT have to complete these because we gather the information during the online registration.

If you completed your registration over the phone with an Extension staff member, mailed in or walked in your registration you must print and complete and submit these forms with your registration.

  1. Youth Program Emergency Contact and Transportation Form
  2. Youth Program Code of Conduct and Behavior Agreement
  3. Youth Program Liability Release

 


 

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