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Young Explorers Workshops

Young Explorers Workshops teach young students the basic principles of art and technology as they create their own rudimentary video games, animations, robotics, and more. Whether your child figures out every trick in a particular video game, expresses creativity through arts and crafts, or just wants to know how things work, these workshops are sure to inspire as well as excite!

OVERVIEW

  • Duration: One week
  • Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • After-Workshop Activities: M-Th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Total Tuition: $699
  • Subjects: Video Game Programming, Art and Animation, Game Design, Engineering

Location

Young Explorer Workshops utilize classrooms across the street from DigiPen's main campus at Overlake Christian Church (9900 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052).  

We lease rooms at OCC for these workshops because the space is better suited for young children- child-friendly classrooms, grass to run on- than the collegiate classrooms at DigiPen.

Schedule and Tuition

Summer 2019

Young Explorers Workshops hours are Monday through 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.

This year, we are welcoming students who are entering Kindergarten! To help make sure students are comfortable in their classes, Young Explorers workshops are broken up into workshops or sessions aimed at students entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and 2nd grade through 4th grade.  The workshops will have the same core competencies, but K-2 will expect less reading, writing, and computer skills, and 2-4 will assume students can read, write, and type to a certain extent.   

Young Explorers Workshops

Tuition Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

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Exploring Game Design

$699

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K-2

K-2

Exploring Game Creation

$699

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Exploring Art and Animation

$699

2-4

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K-2

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2-4

Exploring Robotics

$699

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Exploring Robotics Level 2

$699

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Exploring Programming and Logic

$699

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Exploring Programming and Logic Level 2

$699

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2-4

2-4

Exploring Electronics

$699 . . . . 2-4
2-4
2-4
2-4

Exploring Engineering

$699 2-4
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Please click the blue text for workshop descriptions!

Young Explorers Workshops are offered during the following one-week periods.

Session 1

  • A: June 24 - June 28
  • B: No classes (Fourth of July)

Session 2

  • A: July 8 - July 12
  • B: No classes

Session 3

  • A: July 22 - July 26
  • B: July 29 - August 2

Session 4

  • A: August 5 - August 9
  • B: August 12 - August 16

Tuition

  • Total cost: $699 for all one-week workshops

Tuition includes $195 non-refundable deposit and registration fee, all materials, daily lunch, snacks, and optional After-Workshop Activities.

Registrations are not processed until deposit is paid. Registrations after April 30, 2019 must be accompanied by the full workshop tuition in order to secure a seat.

Click here for information about discounts, tax breaks, scholarships, and cancellation/refund policies.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.