Fall 2019 Workshops

Waterloo

Jr Robotics Saturday Mornings, starting  Sept. 21, 28, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2 , 16 (6weeks) 10:00 am-12:00 (No class on Thanksgiving weekend in October)
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. W. Waterloo, ON
Price: $180 plus HST
Ages: 6 to 8
Register online click here

Video Game Design Saturday Mornings, starting  Sept. 21, 28, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2 , 16 (6weeks) 10:00 am-12:00 (No class on Thanksgiving weekend in October)
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. W. Waterloo, ON
Price: $180 plus HST
Ages: 9 to 13
Register online click here

Minecraft Saturday Afternoons, starting  Sept. 21, 28, Oct 19, 26, Nov 2 , 16 (6weeks) 1:00 pm-3:00pm (No class on Thanksgiving weekend in October)
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. W. Waterloo, ON
Price: $180 plus HST
Ages: 6 to 13
Register online click here


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What happens? 

Jr Lego Robotics: Calling all young lego robot designers! This is the best way to get started. Together, we’ll learn how to build cool robots and other machines. We’ll show you how to use gears, belts, motors, and computers to bring your robot to life by learning some programing. Students will engage in a mix of building activities including the lego robotic system WeDo 1.0 and 2.0, Lego Creator sets, crafts, board games and video games. Students requiring 1:1 support can bring a support person with a valid police background check performed this year.


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Video Game Designer Do you live, breathe, and sleep gaming? Do you have the creativity and technical prowess to not just play the game but to design the game? Every pixel, every sound wave, every interaction at your control. Can you handle this much power? Join us for an introduction to game design where everyone will have the opportunity to learn the basics of game design, including image manipulation and basic interaction design as we work on video games in the classic platform gaming style.


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Minecraft Club will consist of two hours of exploring and building in minecraft worlds and experimenting with a few Mods. Some weeks students will take on art projects inside Minecraft, other weeks students will explore prebuilt worlds, and some weeks we will introduce Mods that bring new features to the game. Mods bring a new dimension to the game that can't be experienced on a console or mobile device.  Exploring Minecraft as part of a group brings an entirely different dimension to Minecraft as students make new friends and tackle new challenges. ages 6 to 13. To sign up visit our registration page.  Students with special needs who need a smaller class size way wish to explore our options at Kidsability. Students must stay with the group in the classroom and follow teachers instructions to stay in the class. Students requiring 1:1 support can bring a support person with a valid police background check performed this year.


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 “A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.” 

― Albert Einstein

 

 

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy:  4 weeks notice to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund minus a 25% processing fee will be given. Cancellation requests with less than 4 weeks notice will be charged a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations given with less than 48 hours notice of first session regardless of cause. 

Safety

For the safety of all participants disruptive behaviour or bullying will not be permitted at Brick Works Academy. Staff reserves the right to ask parents of disruptive students to withdraw from the programme. Refunds are not available to those who have disrupted the programme and been asked to leave. Disruptive behaviour includes but is not limited to: not following instructions, not staying with the group, not putting equipment away, disrespecting instructors or other students, violence, inappropriate language.