Eyad Alwan is a Grade 6 student at Under the GUI Academy currently working on puzzle platforming app where you play as a ball and you have to try to collect yellow orbs.
#3265 – 3rd Floor, 4000 No.3 Rd
Richmond BC V6X 0J8
513 – 4500 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 2B1
Summer Camp Registration
Richmond Open hours:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sat. and Sun.
Under The GUI
We are an authorized training center for Under the GUI. We teach Kids to learn Python, C#, and Java by making games
We understand that having flexibility is key to success for busy families. That’s why we offer 2 different types of camps featuring all types of technology! (Coding & Animation / Engineering Olympics)
Check out our summer camp schedules and choose the type that’s right for you!
Early drop-off and extended hours for after-camp care are also provided for busy parents that need that extra time! Drop off as early as 8:00 am and pick-up as late as 5:30 pm. Please indicate to us that you will require the extended day-camp program!
What We Offer
The Under the GUI curriculum is created for students to enjoy the feedback of creating video games with the intent of teaching computer programming fundamentals and abstract computer science concepts. The youngest students start out making 2D games with Pixelpad.io, GML and Drag & Drop (D&D) coding. As they progress, students learn about the Unity engine and C#, creating applications for Windows, Apple and Android devices.
Each camp will be separated into different age groups and each group work on age-appropriate projects. This way we can accommodate families with a variety of ages within the same camp. We offer Coding & Animation and Engineering Olympics in Summer 2019
- Group 1 – ages 5 – 9
- Group 2 – ages 10 – 14
Sandbox Academy offers unique Digital Art Class after school hours from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Mon. to Fri.
The Digital Art class contains eight levels. Each level contains eight fun and inspirational drawing and painting projects that teach a wide range of drawing, painting, and mixed-media art skills. Each project requires two 50-mins sessions that are fun, easy, and use simple supplies like the digital tablet so any kids who meet the prerequisites can engage and participate! Students will learn the skills to create a theme-based digital painting from their imagination after the course is complete.
Level 1 (age: 7 – 9) Simple shapes, lines, and small animals.
Level 2 (age: 9 – 11) Further familiar with painting software, painting pens, and painting more subjects.
Level 3 (age: 11 – 12) Coloring, shadowing and developing good painting styles and habits.
Level 4 (age: 12 – 14) Converts from 2D space to 3D to understand different perspective structures and compositions.
Level 5 (age: 14 – 15) Complex face painting.
Level 6 (age: 15 – 16) The whole character, including the body, limbs, expressions, etc., began to learn character design.
Level 7 (age: 16 – 17) Stop motion animation and 2D character animation.
Level 8 (age: 17+) 3D model and 3D animation.
Although we are a high-tech training centre, as the Under the GUI program students, you will recieve one textbook per level for free ($60 Market value)
The textbook will help you to review what you learned in class and also give you an idea of developing your own skills beyound the class.
The Sandbox Academy will sponsor you to create your own coding club. If you would love to take a free programming course or become our ambassador to promote our programs, please sumbit your proposal to email@example.com. We will also host Game Jam or Hackthon at our centre depends on our calendar. Feel free to let us know more about you and share your ideas and suggestion to you if you are interested.
What Our Classroom Looks Like
We provide laptop to each student; Each class no more than 6 students; We have a dedicated play-zone for students to research new technologies
What About Computational Thinking ?
Computational thinking complements creative thinking and critical thinking. It allows students to solve complex problems. It involves looking at problems from different perspectives to develop potential solutions.
What Parents Say
My son absolutely loves going to the coding classes at Under the GUI! He gets excited every Friday night when I tell him that’s what he is doing on Saturday morning. Classes are fun and educational and Cooper has designed some really cool games. The staff is great and very accommodating if classes are missed!
[My son] very much enjoys his GUI classes and looks forward to them each week. He enjoys learning “a new language” and working with his friends in class. I like that my son is learning an important skill in a supportive environment. Jamie, the instructor, is great with the kids. He is learning new skills and building confidence with programming. He’s stretching himself in terms of logical and linear thinking. If a child is interested in programming, it’s a great environment to develop new skills.
Sophia’s experience at UTG has been fantastic. She started a year ago and is still eager to come to class every week, proud of the programming skills that she’s learned. She’s had a great time creating her own games and watching other people play them. It’s great encouragement seeing others play what you’ve created yourself. She’s enjoyed the supportive, friendly atmosphere that the teachers provide, and the instruction seems to move at a perfect pace for her. I have been impressed with the welcoming and positive atmosphere at the school. Jamie and the instructors have been friendly, informative and always approachable.