Pixel Academy 2018-2019 Catalog
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Pixel Academy 2018-19 After-School Catalog

Pixel Academy’s after-school Tracks are designed to use your child’s interests to guide them through learning advanced STEM skills and cutting-edge technology.

Instead of disconnected, duplicate topic offerings, we’ve created six consistent Tracks that last the full year. These focused Tracks feature our innovative new curriculum and are geared to specific age groups so we can best match your child’s learning speed and style.

Join a full, year-long track to get an expansive exploration of, and an opportunity to master, a specific topic that includes a variety of important skills. Or, join for just a season (Fall, Winter or Spring) and still get an incredible experience with fresh projects.

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FALL SEASON
New Project
WINTER SEASON
New Project
SPRING SEASON
New Project
R
Roblox Coding & Game Design
Mostly on-screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Roblox Coding & Game Design
This track takes kids’ love (and obsession) with Roblox and uses it to teach the fundamentals of game design, coding, and digital art. Over the course of 3 seasons, participants will create three different games in Roblox Studio, and along the way learn about 3D modeling and even how to sell their games! This track also starts off with an important segment to teach kids how to be safe and courteous when playing Roblox with other kids online.
Skills covered in this track
3D Modeling
Game Design
LUA
Roblox Studio
Online Safety
ages 7 – 9
ages 9 – 11
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
FULL YEAR (September – June)
*Online Safety and
Anti-Bullying
3D Modeling
for Roblox
Build Obstacle Courses
in Roblox Studio
Roblox
Monetization
Build Survival Games
in Roblox Studio
Game Design
Patterns
Build A.I. Characters
in Roblox Studio
F
Fortnite-Inspired Game Design
Mostly on-screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Fortnite-Inspired Game Design
Is Fortnite all your kid talks about? We designed this track to use their love of Fortnite to build advanced video games in Unity! The seasons in this track focus on designing, 3D modeling and building Unity games that replicate elements of Fortnite– and sprinkle in some advanced technology like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality apps! This track also starts off with a segment on how to recognize and stand up to bullies when playing multi-player games online.
Skills covered in this track
3D Modeling
C#
Unity
Virtual Reality
Augmented Reality
Online Safety
ages 9 – 11
ages 12 – 14
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
*Online Safety and
Anti-Bullying
Game Design &
Fortnite Strategy
Build a Virtual Reality
Fortnite-Style World
Build a Fortnite-
Style Video Game
Fortnite-Style
3D Modeling
Build a Battlebus
AR Mobile Game
C
Advanced Coding
Mostly on-screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Advanced Coding
We designed this track for kids that are passionate about learning to code! These seasons have specific, super-fun, games that participants will code in Java (Android Studio) or in C# using (Unity). With a focus on the future, we cover everything from Alexa skill coding to augmented reality apps and facial recognition! No prior coding knowledge is required.
Skills covered in this track
Java
Python
Android Studio
Machine Learning
Alexa Skills
Encryption
Online Safety
ages 9 – 11
ages 12 – 14
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Code a mobile game using
Java and Android Studio
Code an Alexa Skill
Quiz Game
Code an AR Game
using C# and Unity
Code a Cryptocurrency
in Ethereum
Code an Encryption Program
in Python
Code a Facial
Recognition Program
M
Minecraft Coding & Game Design
Mix on/off-screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Minecraft Coding & Game Design
Minecraft has been one of our staple tools in introducing kids to technology. This track is the culmination of our years of experience and curriculum perfection around a variety of Minecraft topics. The seasons in this track cover an introduction to coding in LUA and Java, 3D modeling and printing, building electronic circuits, and creating logic-based puzzles using redstone in Minecraft! This track also starts off with an important segment to teach kids how to be safe and courteous when playing Minecraft with other kids online.
Skills covered in this track
3D Modeling
Javascript
LUA
Java
Digital Art
3D Printing
Electronics
Online Safety
ages 7 – 9
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
*Online Safety and
Anti-Bullying
Level Design
& Adventure Maps
3D Modeling
& 3D Printing
Pixel Art Skins
& Texture Packs
Basic electronics
and circuit design
Boolean logic, redstone
circuits and puzzles
LUA scripting
in Minecraft
Minecraft Modding
using Java
X
Hardware Hacking & Electrical Engineering
Little screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Hardware Hacking & Electrical Engineering
This advanced track is designed to introduce our older kids to the art and science of electrical engineering. Each season offers a new perspective on designing and coding circuits, starting with our highly anticipated project to build, code, and solder an accessory that hacks an Xbox controller! No prior soldering knowledge is required.
Skills covered in this track
Electronics
Soldering
Engineering
PC Upgrading
ages 12 – 14
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Learn to solder and use
a multi-meter
Solder a micro
game controller
Hack an Xbox controller
to add mods and macros
Build a Remote-Control
Tank Toy that shoots
Mod and Upgrade
a Gaming PC
Build a giant multi-
player arcade game
V
Video Production & YouTube
Mix on/off-screen time
Fall Project
Winter Project
Spring Project
Video Production & YouTube
This track focuses exclusively on the digital arts with each season covering new elements and techniques for creating videos. Instead of just watching YouTube videos, kids in this track will learn how to make their own! Kids will learn how to record and edit live video, create motion graphics, effects, and music, and create stop-motion animations! This track also starts off with an important segment to teach kids how to be safe and courteous when online.
Skills covered in this track
Cinematography
YouTube
Video Editing
Stop-Motion
Online Safety
ages 7 – 9
Offered in Brooklyn
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
Offered in Tribeca
ages 7 – 9
Tue
Wed
Fri
ages 9 – 11
Mon
Thu
*Online Safety and
Anti-Bullying
Make a Let’s Play Video
for YouTube
Branding and
Graphic Design
Video
Editing
Motion Graphics
for Videos
Cinematography and
Camera Skills
Sound Effects
and Music Creation
Draw with Disney’s
Principles of Animation
Create Whiteboard and
Stop-Motion Animations
Add Audio to Videos
with Voice Acting
Brooklyn
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
ages 7 – 9
Roblox Coding & Game Design
Minecraft Coding & Game Design
Video Production & YouTube
ages 9 – 11
Fortnite-Inspired Game Design
Roblox Coding & Game Design
Advanced Coding
ages 12 – 14
Fortnite-Inspired Game Design
Hardware Hacking & Electrical Engineering
Advanced Coding
Mondays
Fall
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, (off 10/8), 10/15, 10/22, 10,29, 11/5, (off 11/12), 11/19, 11/26
Winter
12/3, 12/10, 12/17, (off 12/24), (off 12/31), 1/7, 1/14, (off 1/21), 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, (off 2/18), 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Spring
3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, (off 4/22), 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, (off 5/27), 6/3, 6/10
Tuesdays
Fall
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10,30, (off 11/6), (off 11/13), 11/20, 11/27
Winter
12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, (off 2/5), 2/12, (off 2/19), 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
Spring
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, (off 4/23), 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
Wednesdays
Fall
9/12, (off 9/19), 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (off 10/31), 11/7, 11/14, (off 11/21), 11/28
Winter
12/5, 12/12, 12/19, (off 12/26), 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, (off 2/20), 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Spring
3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, (off 4/24), 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12
Thursdays
Fall
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, (off 11/22), 11/29
Winter
12/6, 12/13, 12/20, (off 12/27), 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, (off 2/21), 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Spring
3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, (off 4/25), 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, (off 6/6), 6/13
Fridays
Fall
9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, (off 11/23), 11/30
Winter
12/7, 12/14, 12/21, (off 12/28), 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, (off 2/22), 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
Spring
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, (off 4/19), (off 4/26), 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
Fall Season $55/day
Winter Season $55/day
Spring Season $55/day
Full Track only $50/day
Mondays
Weeks
9
11
11
31
Price
$495
$605
$605
$1,550
Tuesdays
Weeks
10
11
10
31
Price
$550
$605
$550
$1,550
Wednesdays
Weeks
9
13
12
34
Price
$495
$715
$600
$1,700
Thursdays
Weeks
11
13
11
35
Price
$605
$715
$605
$1,750
Fridays
Weeks
11
13
11
35
Price
$605
$715
$605
$1,750
Please note that Hardware Hackers & Electrical Engineering has an additional $50 fee each season for the parts of the projects that members get to take home!
Tribeca
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
ages 7 – 9
Roblox Coding & Game Design
Minecraft Coding & Game Design
Video Production & YouTube
ages 9 – 11
Fortnite-Inspired Game Design
Roblox Coding & Game Design
Mondays
Fall
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, (off 10/8), 10/15, 10/22, 10,29, 11/5, (off 11/12), 11/19, 11/26
Winter
12/3, 12/10, 12/17, (off 12/24), (off 12/31), 1/7, 1/14, (off 1/21), 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, (off 2/18), 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Spring
3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, (off 4/22), 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, (off 5/27), 6/3, 6/10
Tuesdays
Fall
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10,30, (off 11/6), (off 11/13), 11/20, 11/27
Winter
12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, (off 2/5), 2/12, (off 2/19), 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
Spring
3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, (off 4/23), 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
Wednesdays
Fall
9/12, (off 9/19), 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (off 10/31), 11/7, 11/14, (off 11/21), 11/28
Winter
12/5, 12/12, 12/19, (off 12/26), 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, (off 2/20), 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Spring
3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, (off 4/24), 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12
Thursdays
Fall
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, (off 11/22), 11/29
Winter
12/6, 12/13, 12/20, (off 12/27), 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, (off 2/21), 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Spring
3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, (off 4/25), 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, (off 6/6), 6/13
Fridays
Fall
9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, (off 11/23), 11/30
Winter
12/7, 12/14, 12/21, (off 12/28), 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, (off 2/22), 2/29, 3/8, 3/15
Spring
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, (off 4/19), (off 4/26), 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
Fall Season $65/day
Winter Season $65/day
Spring Season $65/day
Full Track only $60/day
Mondays
Weeks
9
11
11
31
Price
$585
$715
$715
$1,860
Tuesdays
Weeks
10
11
10
31
Price
$650
$715
$650
$1,860
Wednesdays
Weeks
9
13
12
34
Price
$585
$845
$780
$2,040
Thursdays
Weeks
11
13
11
35
Price
$715
$845
$715
$2,100
Fridays
Weeks
11
13
11
35
Price
$715
$845
$715
$2,100