Junior Worldbuilding (New in 2017!)

What do Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson have in common? They are live in complete worlds filled with rich detail about their respective geographies, cultures, economies, and bestiaries. Building these worlds is an essential element of game design, art, writing, and filmmaking. In Junior Worldbuilding, your student will create a complete setting that could be the basis of a future novel, film, or game. We will look at real-world and fantasy worlds that your student can use to create a unique setting of their own.

Your student will learn:

  • How to design fantasy maps that create a wealth of narrative opportunities
  • To create fictional cultures based on real-world examples
  • How to build fantastic, but believable, villages, cities, and whole nations

Prerequisites

This course is open to students entering Grades 4 through 7.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Junior Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 1 hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Junior Workshops

Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Junior Worldbuilding n/a n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

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