Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

Technology & Web Design

Video Game Design (ages 11-16)
July 7-11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore the world of 3D video game design, digital video production and web design with animation through the creation of a class project. Game design is part of a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to expand, constantly seeking new creative talent. Perfect for youth interested in gaming.
Instructor: Dalip Singh
Cost: $259

Advanced Video Game Design (ages 11-16)
August 11-15
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
An in-depth continuation of 3D video game design, digital video production and web design with animation through the creation of a class project. More advanced and sophisticated concepts of 3D animation and game making will be taught with students completing more professional products and with greater features.
Instructor: Dalip Singh
Cost: $259

SCRATCH! (ages 8-12)
July 14-18
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Using this popular "kid friendly" programming language, students will create easy to use interactive stories, games, animations - and share their creations with others around the world! Scratch was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, with the financial support from the National Science Foundation, Intel Foundation, Microsoft, MacArthur Foundation, LEGO Foundation, Code-to-Learn Foundation, Google, and Dell. Don't forget to bring a Flash drive!
Instructor: Dino Diaz
Cost:$259

Beginning Web Design (ages 8-12)
July 21-25
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Knowing how to create web sites is a critical skill...that is quickly becoming a necessity for savvy, future professionals. Class will be developing an easy to use website for kids. We'll cover the components of a basic website, learn about the tools needed to get started, set up the basic home page and more. They'll also learn how to make a web site they can use from home to share with their friends. Explore blogs, videos, as well as use of fonts, colors, background, images, animations, links, tables, style sheets, mouse-over buttons, keywords for search engines, embedding videos and sound and more. Don't forget to bring a Flash drive!
Instructor: Dino Diaz
Cost: $259

Graphic Design Using Adobe Photoshop® (ages 8-12)
August 4-8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At an early age, youth can demonstrate talent in art and graphic design can encourage your kids to pursue their interest in art. This is a terrific opportunity to encourage your youth to pursue their interests in a fashion that can provide career opportunities in the future through discovering the power of Photoshop CS6! They'll learn tools and basic image manipulation techniques, including image formats, filter effects, retouching digital photos, color correction, layers, and painting tools. Participants will be designing logos or a cartoon characters beginning with sketching and coloring using Graphics Design for Kids. Other projects include posters, invitation cards, books, and much more. Don't forget to bring a Flash drive! Instructor: Dino Diaz
Cost:$259

Digital Color Photography (ages 8-12)
August 11-15
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Youth-friendly technical concepts like how a digital camera actually works, artistic creativity and techniques for capturing exciting images - are explained in a way that is easy to understand. Discover how lighting, angles and composition can bring the world into focus. Software that alters and enhances images will be covered as well as adding text, adjusting color and brightness, and changing backgrounds. We'll create puzzles, unique CD covers, photo magnets, and digital scrapbooks, and more. Don't forget to bring a Flash drive! Instructor: Dino Diaz
Cost: $259

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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000