Workshops 7th-9th
3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games
July 9th – July 20th OR July 23rd – August 3rd
Interested in Art, Design, 3D, and Animation? This workshop is for you! Learn how to model and texture 3D assets and how to animate them. Explore 3D simulations that include cloth and rigid bodies, as well as, particle effects. Learn to use Autodesk Maya, the industry standard 3D animation software used for nearly all major video games and 3D animated films like Frozen, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon. Students with prior experience in Maya will be introduced to advanced topics such as lighting, rigging and preparing models for 3D printing. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: 3D Medical Modeling, Creating Computer Animations Using Alice Programming, Basic Digital Arts, Delve into Design, Digital Medical Art, 2D Environment Creation.
3D Medical Modeling
July 30th – August 3rd
This introductory course is a gateway to the world of 3D medical illustration. In this workshop you will use Autodesk Maya and Cinema 4D to create brief 3D animations of the body. You will learn animation software, and create short videos. You will work digitally and learn how to animate internal structures of the body. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games, Basic Digital Arts, Delve into Design, Digital Medical Art.
Creating Computer Animation Using Alice Programming (C-CORE)
July 23rd – August 3rd
Would you like to be able to create your own computer animation? While being introduced to the world of computing, you will use Alice Programming, an easy-to-use system for programming in a 3D virtual world, to create numerous movie-style computing animations. Through Alice you will learn how to use various object-oriented programming concepts such as objects, classes, methods, loops, functions, and many more. By the end of camp, you will be entering your very own Java code to fine tune your animation objects. Campers get an early exposure to real world programming practices such as pair-programming. Peer-review helps them understand the approaches of others to solving the problem and compare and contrast the different approaches. They take home a flash drive with the programs they create in camp. A feedback on the child’s camp work, and suggested further resources, are available to parent on request. 2-Week workshop. Offered in collaboration with RIT’s Center for Computing, Outreach, Research and Education (C-CORE). Additional suggested workshops: 3D Digital Graphics-Modeling for Games, 3D Medical Modeling, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls, Girls Who Code: Intro to Computer Science for Girls.
Basic Digital Arts
July 9th – July 13th
In this introductory workshop you will create original works of art using mixed media techniques. You will learn basic elements, and principles, and apply those to traditional pieces, afterwards you will scan your artwork and be able to create original digital paintings. You will use Adobe Photoshop and traditional drawing techniques. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to create digital art. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Delve into Design, Digital Medical Art, 3D Medical Modeling, 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games, Fun with Fabrics.
Delve into Design
July 16th – July 20th
Do you love to design and work hands-on? Then Delve into Design is the workshop for you! Come and learn about graphic (2D) design from professors at RIT. You will be introduced to design thinking and problem-solving. Learn how thoughtful design positively impacts our daily lives. Includes $25 supply fee. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: 3D Digital Graphics: Modeling for Games, Basic Digital Arts, Digital Medical Art, 3D Medical Modeling, and Portrait Drawing.
Digital Medical Art
July 23rd – July 27th
Since DaVinci, Medical Illustrators have been a valuable resource for doctors and physicians. In this workshop you will utilize Adobe Photoshop and traditional drawing techniques to learn basic human anatomy and create your own scientific illustrations. You will work digitally, drawing several organs and anatomical landmarks. This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in medicine and the arts. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Basic Digital Arts, 3D Medical Modeling, 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games, Delve into Design, Portrait Drawing, Experiments in Science!, Energy in Engineering for Girls.
Dungeons & Dragons
July 9th – July 13th OR July 30th – August 3rd
Where can you learn team-building, storytelling, probability, research, improvisation, critical analysis and be challenged to flex your creativity? Around the table in the world of Dungeons and Dragons! In this workshop, you will be taught how to play and lead this wildly popular and complex tabletop roleplaying game. Each decision you makes requires consultation of charts and mathematical estimation to determine success of the dice roll. More than a math game, you must work together to unravel the game master’s puzzles. The possibilities are infinite you figure out how to work with (and around) the rules, and gain confidence as you take on the role of a wizard, paladin, warrior or a rogue. 1-Week Workshop.
Energy in Engineering for Girls (WE@RIT)
July 23rd – July 27th
An introduction to the engineering design process – just for girls! Designed and taught by the women of RIT’s Women in Engineering Program (WE@RIT), this workshop uses a series of hands-on activities to explore real-world energy problems and a variety of engineering disciplines. You’ll build a solar oven, investigate amusement park physics, explore ergonomic design, and so much more. Through it all you will get a better understanding of what engineering is and how engineers make a difference in the world. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Experiments in Science!, Girls Who Code: Intro to Computer Science for Girls, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls, Intro to Electronics.

Cancelled due to low enrollment July 9th – 13th & July 30th - Aug 3rd

Experiments in Science!
July 23rd – July 27th OR July 30th – August 3rd
Science is fun! In this hands-on workshop you will learn the science behind everyday life phenomena through experiments in physics, chemistry, and biology. 1-Week workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Energy and Engineering for Girls, Intro to Electronics.
Makers Camp: Intro to Textile Arts (Fun with Fabrics)
July 9th – 13th & July 23rd - 27th
Do you want to learn how to work with fabric in unique and surprising ways? In this hands-on introduction to textile arts, you will create your own fabric patterns using classic printmaking techniques, paint and natural materials. Once your fabric is complete, you will construct a project using a variety of hand-sewing, embroidery and applique techniques. Additional projects include creating your own stuffed creature or character using a variety of colored felt. Use a variety of materials, including glow-in-the-dark and metallic inks and colored felts. Includes $25 supply fee. 1- Week Workshop.
Computing Gamified with Clickteam Fusion (C-CORE)
July 23rd – August 3rd
Learn the basics of computing as we journey together through the development process beginning with the initial step of having an idea for a program all the way to designing and building it. We will begin by going through the basics of computing. What is a program? How does a computer work? What are loops, logic gates and algorithms? Then we will create programs using Clickteam Fusion’s own visual programming environment, so need to understand programming syntax. This camp has been gamified to guide you through the fundamental concepts of coding by following the program development process to create your very own game. Do you want to make the next Angry Birds? No problem, we are just few clicks away. Campers get an early exposure to real world programming practices such as pair-programming. Peer-review helps them understand the approaches of others to solving the problem and compare and contrast the different approaches. They take home a flash drive with the programs they create in camp. A feedback on the child’s camp work, and suggested further resources, are available to parent on request. 2-Week workshop. Offered in collaboration with RIT’s Center for Computing, Outreach, Research and Education (C-CORE). Additional suggested workshops: Girls Who Code - Intro to Computer Science, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls.
Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls (WiC)
July 9th – July 13th
Experiment with an Arduino micro-controller and physical hardware to create an assortment of projects. With the Arduino, a small computer, you can create everything from robots, to hand-held games, to digital burglar alarms. Take control of a computer, make motors move, and put an Arduino into action. Students keep the Arduino exploration kit. Offered in collaboration with RIT Women in Computing (WiC). 1-Week Workshop. Workshop will enroll 12 girls, grades 7-12. Includes $25 supply fee. Additional suggested workshops: Energy in Engineering for Girls, Girls Who Code: Intro to Computer Science for Girls, Making Music with Computers, Computing Gamified with Clickteam Fusion.
Girls Who Code: Intro to Computer Science for Girls (WiC)
July 9th – July 20th OR July 23rd – August 3rd
In this all girls course​ ​you will use​ ​Scratch,​ ​a​ ​drag-and-drop​ ​programming​ ​language,​ ​and​ ​Makey​ ​Makey​ ​to​ ​learn the​ ​fundamentals​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​power​ ​of​ ​computer​ ​science​ ​and​ ​physical​ ​computing.​ ​Week One: ​Spend​ ​the​ ​morning​ ​working​ ​on​ ​projects​ ​​designed​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​the​ ​Girls​ ​Who​ ​Code​ ​Core4​ ​Programming Concepts​ ​(loops,​ ​variables,​ ​conditionals,​ ​and​ ​functions)​ ​which​ ​are​ ​used​ ​to​ ​build​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​websites​ ​to​ ​apps and​ ​robots.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​afternoons, dive​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​computing​ ​with​ ​Makey​ ​Makey,​ ​learning​ ​about circuits​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​design​ ​devices​ ​that​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​the​ ​programs​ ​they​ ​code.​ ​Week Two:​ ​Use​ ​your new knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​to​ ​design,​ ​build,​ ​and​ ​present​ ​a​ ​team​ ​project​ ​about​ ​a​ ​topic​ ​or​ ​issue​ ​that matters​ ​to​ ​you! ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program, your Scratch​ ​projects​ ​and​ ​Makey​ ​Makey​ ​invention​ ​kit is yours to keep! This workshop is offered in collaboration with RIT Women in Computing (WiC). Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week workshop. Workshop will enroll 24 girls, grades 5-9. Additional suggested workshops: Energy in Engineering for Girls, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls, Computing Gamified with Clickteam Fusion, Making Music with Computers.
Intro to Electronics
July 16th – July 20th
A perfect introduction to hands-on electronics. This workshop, based on the best-selling workbook "Make: Electronics, 2nd Edition" by Charles Pratt, is all about experiments. Working at your own pace, you will start with the basics and build up to more complicated projects. Every student will receive their own copy of the book to continue the learning at home. Includes $25 supply fee. 1-Week workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Energy in Engineering for Girls, Experiments in Science, Arduinos in Action.
Making Music with Computers (C-CORE)
July 23rd – 27th
This musical computing workshop will provide an introduction to creative software development and music making using the Python programming language. Python, with its clear readable code style is a great programming language for us to learn the basics of computers and programming as we intersect computing with the arts. Campers will be introduced to JythonMusic, a library of Python modules for creative programming and music making, and will be making their own music artifacts a short time later. Campers get an early exposure to real world programming practices such as pair-programming. Peer-review helps them understand the approaches of others to solving the problem and compare and contrast the different approaches. They take home a flash drive with the programs they create in camp. A feedback on the child’s camp work, and suggested further resources, are available to parent on request. 1-Week workshop. Offered in collaboration with RIT’s Center for Computing, Outreach, Research and Education (C-CORE). Additional suggested workshops: Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls, Girls Who Code: Intro to Computer Science for Girls, Sound Design for Video Games.
Portrait Drawing
July 9th – July 13th
The workshop is a study in realistic drawing. Learn how to draw the human face with correct proportions and attention to detail. Explore the various features of the face individually, as well as how they influence overall appearance. Be introduced to contemporary artists currently working in portraiture. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Delve Into Design, Fun with Fabrics, Digital Medical Art, 2D Environment Creation, 3D Medical Modeling, 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games.
Sound Design for Video Games
July 9th – July 20th
Ever wondered how interesting sound effects and music are created for video games? This in-depth workshop, offered in collaboration with RIT Performing Arts, will explore the the ins and outs of designing sounds for video games. You will learn how to: use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) on Mac or PC; layer and mix audio sound effects; design original sounds from synthesizer presets; create evolving pads and atmospheres; apply effects such as EQ, reverb, and delay to sounds; create looped sound files that could be programmed into a game engine; create percussion rhythms and melodic content for game soundtracks; and create sound effects and music for game trailers. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games, Making Music with Computers, Computing Gamified with Clickteam Fusion.
2D Environment Creation
July 9th – 20th
In this workshop you will learn how to create captivating environments in two dimensional space. Topics include perspective, depth, composition, and basic digital/ traditional skills. Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Portrait Drawing, Delve into Design, 3D Digital Graphics – Modeling for Games, Basic Digital Arts.

Cancelled July 23rd – August 3rd

Fantastic Fibers
July 16th – 20th
Do you enjoy hands on crafts activities? In this fun workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery, hand sewing, crocheting, weaving and more! You will be able to complete projects such as fun embroidered quotes on pillows, cool woven tapestries, hand crocheted mini creatures and more! Includes $25 supply fee. 1- Week Workshop.

Cancelled July 30th – August 3rd