Track P-1 Descriptions

Hermione Granger, Miles Morales, and Matilda: Creating Captivating Characters

Ever wish you could be best friends with a character in a book? Writers work hard to make the people in their stories feel every bit as interesting as the people you meet in real life. This class will introduce you to some amazing stories and the characters within them. And it will give you the tools to create captivating characters of your own. Each student will leave class with a character profile and image, a perfomance-worthy dialogue, and at least one scene from a new story.

Think Like a Scientist 

Description coming soon 

Experience Architecture: Designing Tabletop Games

When we play Apples to Apples, Ticket to Ride, or Settlers of Catan our thoughts and emotions are tied up in the game experience. But how do designers create those magical game moments that make us want to play again and again? In this class you will learn about the design thinking process as well as try out user research. Each student will leave class with a design thinking poster and a game prototype.