GameStart Programming Workshops at AAHOM

Earlier this month my daughter attended a Minecraft Workshop at AADL taught by GameStart School. She loved the class and wanted to attend more of their workshops. Unfortunately, the ongoing elevator repairs have resulted in the temporary closure of the Downtown Branch and the cancellation of a number of the workshops.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will be hosting a number of GameStart workshops on Thursday evenings starting tonight and running through the end of September (no classes September 4). The workshops are split by age with workshops for ages 6-8 running from 5:45-6:45p and workshops for ages 8-14 running from 7-8p. At age 8, my daughter could attend either set of workshops. However, the workshops for older kids require strong keyboarding skills. She doesn’t have good typing skills yet, so that is something for us to work on for the future. Children under the age of 12 must have a parent remain in the building.

Many of the Minecraft workshops are sold out already although the September 25 Minecraft Modding class for ages 8-14 does still have a few slots. Other classes include: Video Game Design, Web Page Design and Programming classes.

The workshops at AAHOM are $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Registration is available on the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s website. Sign up now before the remaining workshops reach capacity.

In addition to the workshops at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, GameStart School offers Saturday classes and they will be offering after-school classes through Rec & Ed this fall. The Fall Rec & Ed catalog has not yet been released, but I will be sure to share with you when it is available.


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