STEAM Art Camps

Fall 2017 Classes


After School

  • Monday

Stop-Motion Animation

  • Ages: 8-14 (Minimum requirement: Grade 3 or higher)
  • Dates: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

One part creation, one part production, all parts fun! Using any materials on hand (e.g., Lego, clay), students will combine their power of storytelling with image-capture technology to create videos where their creations interact with each other through the power of stop-motion animation. We will help them develop short storyboards, set up the video camera, and use the animation software. At the end of class, we will email students their videos.

  • Tuesday

Minecraft Adventure Jr.

  • Ages: 7-9 yrs old (Minimum requirements: Grade 1 or higher with beginner experience in Minecraft)
  • Dates: Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

Have you ever embarked on an adventure in Minecraft, fraught with puzzles and danger? Perhaps you've wanted to design your own adventure instead, and pit players against gauntlets of monsters through winding labyrinths. In Adventurecraft, we will help students to create their own mysteries for their friends to explore, and show some tips and tricks to make any normal room contain a king's horde of secrets.

  • Wednesday

Programming Basics with Scratch

  • Ages: 8-11 yrs old (Minimum requirements: Grade 2 or higher)
  • Dates: Nov. 29 - Dec. 20 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

Using Scratch, a programming language developed by MIT, students will learn basic programming concepts and coding best practices. This class is for students new to programming. Specifically created to mirror the command structure of languages such as python and C, Scratch helps kids write their own code with a simple layout and techniques that can be easily grasped by both newcomers and veterans.

  • Thursday

Create Your Own Motion Detector with Raspberry Pi

  • Ages: 10-14 yrs old
  • Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 21 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $160 ($90 + $70 material fee)

No programming background is necessary to participate in this course. We will provide lessons that are directly related to the project. We request sign up by end of day Monday, November 20 so that materials are available in time for start of class.

Using a mini computer called Raspberry Pi that we hook up to a webcam, we will create a motion detector and alarm system. At the end of the class, your system will be capable of detecting a motion event and triggering a picture to have it pop up on your computer monitor. For more information on Raspberry Pi, you can visit www.raspberrypi.org.

The $70 materials fee for the system includes the following items:

  • CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 with 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply
  • SanDisk® microSDHC™ 8GB Memory Card
  • Docooler USB 2.0 HD Web Cam

Weekends

  • Saturday Morning

Minecraft Command Blocks

  • Ages: 9-14
  • Dates: Oct. 7 - Nov. 18 (6 weeks; No class on Nov. 11)
  • Hours: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 hrs)
  • Cost: $180

Learn to accomplish things you would never be able to do with normal Redstone! We’ll enter into the world of programming by using command blocks which can execute console commands when powered with redstone. It is a great way to begin introducing coding within Minecraft. This class is great for Minecrafters who have worked with redstone and want to extend their capabilities. It is also appropriate for those who are already familiar with Command blocks and want to expand their knowledge.

  • Saturday Afternoon

Intro to Minecraft for PC

  • Ages: 7-9 yrs old
  • Dates: Oct. 7 - Nov. 18 (6 weeks; No class on Nov. 11)
  • Hours: 1:00 - 3:00PM (2 hrs)
  • Cost: $180

This class introduces the basics of resource gathering, crafting, and building to new Minecrafters in creative mode, and show them how to play safely and responsibly. To facilitate the learning process, we will draw on inspirations from iconic architectural marvels, such as the pyramids of Egypt, and the Great Wall of China. We will also have students work on a world together like a carnival, or a fantasy neighborhood. The possibilities are endless!

New beginners, as well as iPad and gaming console experts who want to learn Minecraft on the PC (personal computer with keyboard) would especially enjoy this class.

Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All courses are subject to cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed and payment will be refunded.

Registration forms and payment (cash or check only) may be mailed or hand-delivered to The Enrichment Center (10 Groton Road, Nashua, NH 03062).

Fall 2017 Discounts

Sibling Discount: If enrolling 2 or more siblings, full price must be paid for the 1st child and a 5% discount per additional child may be applied for up to 2 siblings thereafter. This discount is not to be combined with any other discount and only applies to after school programs.

2nd Nature Academy After School Discount: If student is signed up for 2nd Nature Academy Afterschool program on the day of the corresponding class, they will receive 50% off above prices. Costs cover registration, all materials, and facility rental time. This discount is not to be combined with any other discount and only applies to after school programs.