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

Finishing touches

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 info@signals.org.uk posing your interest to join. Those under the age of 18 will need to apply via their parent’s consent. 

These workshops are completely free!