What – and who – is necessary to make a good video game? In this new monthly series, learn all about the principles of game design. Then, bring those ideas to digital life through a variety of illustration, coding and storytelling activities. This month, bring your very own action platformer to life with the basics of coding.
Celebrate an emerging art form! In the style of a book club, we’ll play, explore and discuss new and classic games. We’ll also enjoy fierce – but friendly – competition with a variety of multiplayer games. Then, we’ll design the month’s game for Video Games IRL.
Video game streaming has become a popular way for gamers to share – and potentially monetize – their hobby. But what does it take to become a streaming star in an increasingly crowded social media landscape? Learn how to design, setup, and operate a Twitch or Youtube channel that will put you on the path to streaming stardom.
Do you want to learn a new language? Do you already speak a second – or third –language and want some practice by sharing it with others? Join Anythinkers for a friendly afternoon of polyglot pleasures as we explore the cultural and linguistic traditions that make our neighborhood distinctive. This month, learn the basics of writing and speaking Japanese.
Sponsored by Anythink Brighton and Braveheart, Inc., this all-day training course is an interactive, hands-on learning experience that will provide vital health and safety information for babysitting. Additionally, attendees will learn leadership skills, the business of babysitting, common first aid situations, and how to recognize emergencies. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate, as well as take home reference materials. Appropriate for ages 11-15. Space is limited; registration required. A $15 materials fee is due upon arrival. Scholarships available. Please see an Anythink staff member for more details. Lunch is not provided; participants should plan on bringing their own.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a Super Bot! Join us as each participant will make their own superhero-inspired robot, and test them out in the Battle Royale Arena - a shrinking play field. Test your engineering skills, battle it out, learn new skills and make new friends! This multi-player showdown will make for nothing short of a great time. Appropriate for elementary, tweens and teens. No registration required.
Bring your creativity to explore art that challenges tradition. Learn about the Pop Art Movement and create our own pieces inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many others. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; registration encouraged.
Grab your best denim shirt and join us for a Bob Ross painting class. Paint, canvas and brushes will be provided and happy accidents will be aplenty! Best for elementary and tweens. Space is limited; registration encouraged.
In this workshop, join professional comic artists and discover how comics go from thumbnails to sketches, from inks to colors, and all the way to final production. Learn drawing skills specific to comics and prepare yourself for a future career as a comic creator. Appropriate for ages 8-12.
Gather to enjoy snacks and watch a documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today. Then learn about how to use our streaming movie service, Kanopy, free with your library card. Refreshments will be served. Appropriate for tweens & teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.