New for 2020 Signals has launched an exciting new FREE online digital creative club for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition.
We’re excited to offer 10 creative digital workshops for children and young people with autism spectrum condition to get creative with technology.
Throughout the workshops, you’ll learn a range of new digital skills and develop existing ones, such as games design, creative coding, sound design, filming, animation and more! Lead by digital artist Dave Norton, you’ll be learning how to make short animations using online cloud-based software, mobile phone filmmaking and using the online game engine Construct to develop an arcade game to be displayed in an actual arcade cabinet.
In order for the members to get the most out of the sessions, we recommend they are available to join all of the live streams.
|Skill Session 1: Mon April 20th, 2-4pm
Learn how to make a Space Invaders game using Construct
|Skill Session 2: Tues April 21st, 2-4pm
Learn how to make a short film using a smartphone
|Skill Session 3: Wed April 22nd, 2-4pm
Learn how to make a stop motion animation using Cloud Stop Motion
|Skill Session 4: Mon April 27th, 2-4pm
Create a Platformer race against the clock game using Construct
|Skill Session 5: Tues April 28th, 2-4pm
Learn how to make a film in a day using a smartphone
|Arcade Game Group Project Session 1: Mon May 4th, 2-4pm
Create a Prototype of your game
|Arcade Game Group Project Session 2: Tues May 5th, 2-4pm
Creating artwork/adding art assets
|Arcade Game Group Project Session 3: Wed May 6th, 2 -4pm
Adding art assets
|Arcade Game Group Project Session 4: Thurs May 7th, 2-4pm
|Arcade Game Group Project Session 5: Fri May 8th, 2 -4pm
Publishing and testing each other’s games
What you’ll need:
- Laptop/PC/Mac (Essential)
- Google Chrome (Essential)
- A SmartPhone
- Microphone (if you want to speak during the workshop) you can also just use text chat if you prefer.
- Earphones/headset (if you are using a microphone, helps to reduce feedback)
Workshops will be live-streamed via google hangouts and club members will be invited to a google classroom where summaries of what they have learnt will be uploaded.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org posing your interest to join. Those under the age of 18 will need to apply via their parent’s consent.