Youth Studio

After School Program
for Ages 7 – 12

Mondays

5.30pm So You Want To Be a Youtuber!

Kids will learn all about what it takes to create great gaming videos and film, edit and manage their own YouTube channel.

There will be a showcase in May where you can checkout your child’s creations!

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6.30pm Coding/Capture the Flag/Cyber Security/Hacking for Good

Ages 11+

Step into our world and start (good) hacking. Defend your servers, and launch attacks on others, all using the exact same techniques that work in the real world.

Kids will learn CyberSecurity, internet safety and hacking for good. Kids and teens will gain mastery of ethical hacking and will learn how to use their skills for good and to make the world better.

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Tuesdays

5.30pm Make A Movie

Students break into film crews producing short movies. New challenges & techniques inspire our youth filmmakers!

This class is great for new students and our “veteran movie makers” as we change curriculum each year!

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5.30pm Stop Motion

Build your backdrops, introduce your characters and bring your stop motion film to life!

This class is a great choice for all levels of stop motion filmmakers! Kids LOVE bringing in their legos and other materials from home for this class.

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5.30pm Kids Game Design & Coding

Ages 7-13

Learn storyline development, character creation, coding, design, emerging technology and how to run a game studio! Students learn the fundamentals of coding and design by making games and create a virtual world through Pixel Art and digital animation.

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6.00pm Art Studio

This “master class” style experience allows students to explore different mediums each month in this project based course.

Challenges like producing “wearable art” to oil on canvas, to body paint, street art and tons of other mediums will be covered in this class. All levels welcome!

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6.30pm iLAB Master Class

Ages 7-12

Kids will work with Arduino, sensors, wearables, 3d printing & Raspberry PI a pocket sized computer with incredible extensibility that kids can build themselves. This exciting class focuses on developing strong maker and inventor skills, and on working with inventions, robots, devices and sensors that connect to and are controlled by a computer.

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Wednesdays

4.30pm Make A Movie

Students break into film crews producing short movies. New challenges & techniques inspire our youth filmmakers!

This class is a great choice for new students and our “veteran movie makers” as we change curriculum each year!

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5.30pm Master Class

Every month students explore and “master” a new technique in media and filmmaking. Students are then challenged to use these skills in short films across the year!

This class is a great choice for new students and our “veteran movie makers” as we change curriculum each year!

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6.30pm Filmmaker - Ages 12 & 13 only

This film class is for ages 12 & 13 only. Students experience new challenges each month while learning to film, edit and produce original films.

Great for beginner & intermediate filmmakers!

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6.30pm iLAB/Steam

Ages 7+

Kids will work on maker projects & emerging technology with Arduino, sensors, wearables, 3d printing, science & engineering projects & Raspberry PI. Raspberry pi is a pocket sized computer with incredible extensibility that kids can build themselves. This exciting class focuses on developing strong maker and inventor skills, and on working with inventions, robots, devices and sensors that connect to and are controlled by a computer.

6.30pm Movie Make Up & FX

In this specialty class, students learn a variety of make up techniques while using special effects make up to create their characters.

All materials and supplies are included with tuition. Thursday’s session is currently sold out, so please email your interest for our Wednesday session

Thursdays

5.30pm Creative Photography

Join us as we learn the elements of creative photography! This class is now available to our young photographers. Students work on a variety of real world projects, from producing photo books to submitting photos for newspaper articles.

*This is the only class where students are encouraged to provide their own camera whether it’s a smart phone, point and shoot or DSLR.

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5.30pm Journalism X - Ages 10 and up

Ages 10+

In partnership with the West Orange Times & Observer, this class merges all aspects of modern journalism and students work to be published writers. See your work in the local paper & at www.journalismx.com

Journalism X may also include field trips to off site venues for stories & news gathering. An adventurous spirt it recommended!

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5.30pm Stop Motion

Build your backdrops, introduce your characters and bring your stop motion film to life!

This class is a great choice for all levels of stop motion filmmakers! Kids LOVE bringing in their legos and other materials from home for this class.

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6.30pm Movie Make Up & FX - Ages 8 and up

In this specialty class, students learn a variety of make up techniques while using special effects make up to create their characters.

All materials and supplies are included with tuition. This is a very popular class at FFA, so be sure to grab your child’s spot quick!

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6.30pm Kids Game Design & Coding - Make a Game!

Ages 7-13

Learn storyline development, character creation, coding, design, emerging technology and how to run a game studio! Students learn the fundamentals of coding and design by making games and create a virtual world through  Pixel Art and digital animation.

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Saturdays

10.00am Make A Movie

Students break into film crews producing short movies. New challenges & techniques inspire our youth filmmakers!

This class is a great choice for new students and our “veteran movie makers” as we change curriculum each year!

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11.00am Character Design & Digital Animation

Ages 7+

Kids will learn to design and animate characters. Kids will learn the principles of Design as well as the tools to use to bring amazing designs to life. We’ll create a hands-on projects to help build skills. Designers are inventors! Design skills provide the ability to create anything you can dream of.

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11.00am Acting for the Camera

Coaching in acting for the camera, voice, audition techniques, learning how to perform on camera through monologues, scenes, improv and more!   

Recommended for ages 7 and up

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11.00am iLAB Makers & STEAM

Ages 7+

Kids will work on maker projects & emerging technology with Arduino, sensors, wearables, 3d printing, science & engineering projects & Raspberry PI. Raspberry pi is a pocket sized computer with incredible extensibility that kids can build themselves. This exciting class focuses on developing strong maker and inventor skills, and on working with inventions, robots, devices and sensors that connect to and are controlled by a computer.

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Make A Movie!

Creative Photography!

Movie Make Up & FX

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