Oscar Baechler wrote: Hello! I am an art director at the Seattle, WA game company Prophetic Sky Inc. Last March, I taught a class on Blender fundamentals to kids in cooperation with SDK Bridge LLC and the Yesler Community Center. It was a great experience, and I wanted to share it with the Blender community, especially since we'll hopefully be having the class again this Summer.
SDK Bridge, in cooperation with the Yesler Community Center, provided a community-oriented Blender education class for youths this March. The class focuses on teaching the basic concepts of 3D to the students, who then used Blender to create architectural additions to their communities. The kids' ideas were wildly imaginative, ranging from skate parks to bookstores to manga schools, which they then incorporated into the landscape of Seattle. The class also incorporates Augmented Reality technology into the curriculum. It was taught by Marcus Goodsell, an instructor and mentor at the Yesler Community Center, and Oscar Baecher, art director at Prophetic Sky Inc., who uses Blender in his everyday work week.
If any Seattleites know children ages 9 through 13 who would be interested in taking this class, it will be taught again this Summer. For more information about the curriculum and enrollment, contact Marcus Goodsell at [email protected].
Additional examples of the SDK Bridge's youth projects can be viewed at http://sdkbridge.com/youth.html