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Courses for General Interest, in the fall for children at the Shenkman Arts Centre

Virtually build LEGO® engineering, architecture and vehicle projects on your home computer. Learn the LEGO Studio 2.0 application through a succession of building activities. Then build a variety of LEGO projects from instructions. Render your projects for display. After class, you can use your new skills to create your own virtual LEGO projects with the software. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education (www.orangestem.ca). No LEGO is needed. You will require a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom. You will need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration.
  • Sun, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm, Oct 17, $27.25 1601447
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Wed, 4 pm-5:30 pm, Nov 17-Dec 1, $61.25 1601458
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 3 classes,   Register >
Learn about electronic circuits as you use a web-based tool on your home computer or device. Learn about power sources, wiring and how to identify and use electrical components including resistors, capacitors, LEDs and switches. Learn breadboarding as you safely assemble and test virtual circuits with a variety of components in series and in parallel. Work on successively more difficult circuit building challenges. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education (www.orangestem.ca). You will require a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom and other web-based applications. This course will help you learn to use any electronics kit including Snap Circuits®, micro:bit or Arduino, but you do not need one for the course.
  • Sun, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm, Dec 5, $27.25 1601389
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Learn to code, and simulate the movement of, a virtual robot using web-based software on your home computer or device. Work with a virtual robot that uses distance, rotation and colour sensors to navigate. Learn to program the robot starting with calculating distances and turns. Then learn to use various coding blocks including sensor blocks, loop blocks, wait blocks and move blocks as you work on successively more difficult coding challenges. In collaboration with 'the LEGO ® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education (www.orangestem.ca). You will require a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom and other web-based applications. The web app is LEGO ® Mindstorms ® EV3 and NXT compatible, but you do not need any LEGO or robotics products for this course
  • Sun, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm, Nov 14-Nov 21, $54.50 1601445
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 2 classes,   Register >
Virtually build cool Minecraft LEGO® projects on your home computer. Learn the LEGO Studio 2.0 application through a succession of building activities. Then build virtual Minecraft LEGO projects and render them for display. After class, you can use your new skills to create your own virtual LEGO projects with the software. In collaboration with 'the LEGO ® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education (www.orangestem.ca). You will need a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom. You will need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration.
  • Wed, 4 pm-5:30 pm, Oct 20-Nov 10, $81.50 1601457
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm, Nov 28, $27.25 1601391
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Virtually build a variety of space-themed and Star Wars® mini projects on your home computer. Learn LEGO ® Studio 2.0 and build micro-scale fighters, rockets and other spacecraft from instructions. Create scenes and render them as realistic images to display. After class, you can use your new skills to create your own virtual LEGO projects with the software. In collaboration with 'the LEGO ® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education (www.orangestem.ca). You will need a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom. You will need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration.
  • Sun, 12:45 pm-2:45 pm, Oct 24, $27.25 1601446
    7 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Shenkman Arts Centre
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum BLVD
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2787