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YCT 100-F18 | Maine Kids Code, Ages 11-14

YCT 100-F18 | Maine Kids Code, Ages 11-14

Tues, 9/11-12/11, 3:30-5:30PM, Room: Mechanics Hall 519 Congress St

Maximum Enrollment: 7 LBS

Course Description

Design and code your own game! Harness your creativity and become a game designer! Using Scratch, a free creative coding platform from MIT, learn basic concepts of programming while building simple yet ridiculously fun computer games. Use your art skills to create backgrounds, characters, and the other ‰"sprites‰" that comprise a game. Then, using the visual ‰"blocks" language, you'll learn to build game mechanics like jumping, moving platforms, and special abilities.

You'll be able to:

  • Design backgrounds, sprites, and 2D game levels
  • Add movement, action, and score-keeping
  • Practice collaborative coding
  • Test and debug your code
  • Playtest and iterate on your level designs to create better gaming experiences

This class is for students who are new to coding or would like to expand their abilities with Scratch. Previous programming experience is not required. 

TUITION: $245 + fees: $n/a
CEUs: n/a
DURATION: 14 weeks

*Please note that this class takes place at Mechanics Hall, right across the street from Maine College of Art, at 519 Congress St.

Dwight Thorne teaches Math at King Middle school and has been involved in STEM robotics and coding programs.


All supplies are provided.

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