Creative Production is an introduction program and workspace. (The code CREA T0118 is a code we use for internal course planning, it helps us stay organized). Make a video, practice digital art or compose electronic music alongside facilitators, mentors on the spectrum, and industry guests. Participants become familiar with the fundamental tools and practices to design and develop digital objects, art, animations and videos. This program is great for beginners and for people who want to practice using the software in a low-anxiety learning environment. No experience necessary.
- Ages 12 – 25
- 12 Weeks, Saturdays: February 3rd to April 21st
- 10am to 3pm
- Split payments can be made.
- When you register, we confirm the registration and then email you an invoice.
- You can mail e-mail payments to James McAthey, our awesome Accounts Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also work with you to make a payment plan.
- You can also mail a cheque, bring a cheque to program or pay with credit card or debit online via the invoice.
What software will we practice?
- Adobe CS; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Flash Animation and sound software at the facilitators discretion depending on student project goals and interests.
Below is information about where we are, what to bring, and what you need to do to prepare for program at Every1Games. Email email@example.com at anytime if you have questions or if you’d like to register manually. (You may see the code CREA T0118) when registering for this program. It is a code for internal course planning only.)
Lead Instructors of Creative Production
Damian Laxton; Damian is a graduate of the Humber College Radio and Television Broadcasting Program and started Every1Games as a client in 2013. He is a talented artist and musician who has released multiple albums and is passionate about helping his peers succeed through emotional and technical trials.
Sean Browning; Artist and Game Developer, Sean Browning is a graduate of the George Brown College Game Design program and post – grad program. He is the Art Director and Game Designer at Bitr Blok Games and is passionate about Pixel art and animation.
Where and When will it be?
The Every1Games 12 Week Program will take place at the George Brown College School of Art and Design, at 341 King Street East, Toronto from Saturday February 3rd to April 21st from 10AM to 3PM.
The program itself will take place in various computer labs Room 506, 515, and 603. A detailed schedule will be provided on the first day of program. A map of the location of the building can be found below.
TRAVEL TO PROGRAM
If you are being dropped off/picked up
Participants can be dropped off/picked up at the front entrance of 341 King Street East. On all twelve days, one of our staff members will be present in the lobby to meet all participants. Participants under 18 will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian unless arranged before. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm independent sign in/ sign out. For parents or guardians who need to park temporarily, there is meter parking on King directly in front of the building and on the surrounding streets. If there are no spots available, there is a Staples on the corner of Berkely and King St E (just at the end of the block). From 341 King St E (going East) turn right on Berkley, their parking lot is immediately on the left. Though it posts for customers only, its a great space to park for a few minutes.
If you are taking the bus
Participants taking public transit; from King Station, take the 506 Street Car on King to Ontario Street. The bus will stop in front of a bus shelter just after the doors of 341 King Street East, beside the Rooster Coffee House. For transit routes and times please visit the websites for Toronto Transit.
Toronto Transit Commission
How to get to the room
We meet in the lobby. Walk into the double doors at 341 King. Elevators are straight ahead, chairs and tables are located to the right. We will be hanging out in the chairs until 10am. If you are late and you can go directly to the computer labs. Take the elevators to Floor 5 and head to the appropriate room. If you can’t find us for any reason or are going to be late for any reason please call or text Sarah Saucier at (416) 697-8625 and a facilitator will come to the main entrance to meet you.
Meals and Breaks
There are breaks in the schedule but E1G promotes a low-anxiety environment. If you need to take a break between scheduled break times that is totally cool, please just let the facilitator know that you are in need of a break. We will cover safe breaks on the first day of program so that you know where to go for alone time. Participants will have two 15 minute break and an hour for lunch in the schedule. Please bring enough snacks and a lunch for the day.
- We encourage a packed lunch. We eat together. Sometimes people wish to walk to the Tim Hortons or neighbouring shops. A facilitator will be with participants who want to go for lunch.
Environment and Accessibility
Every1Games strives to produce a low anxiety learning environment for everyone. All Every1Games programs primarily take place in computer labs. There is an air system that hums. The lights are mostly turned down or off. The room gets very warm from the computers and heating. You are welcome to use your own headphones while on the computers.
Weather and Emergency Cancellation Procedure
In case of an emergency we ask that all participants and parents/guardians pay attention to the weather forecasts on and before program days. In the event that our program is cancelled for the day due to severe weather like Snow Storms during the Winter Months or closure of roads in the GTA or campus, all registered participants will be phoned the morning the program is scheduled to take place. In the event of a cancellation, please contact Sarah Saucier at (416) 697-8625 or at email@example.com for possible rescheduling details. No refunds will be issued if this happens.
12 week program Checklist for Participants and/or Gaurdians
- I have created an account at every1games.ca (for participants) and completed the profile. Please note this is important as it will be the phone number we contact for emergencies.
- I have paid the invoice sent to me by firstname.lastname@example.org or made payment arrangements.
- I have notified Sarah of any allergies, accommodations or learning goals not mentioned in the online profile.
- I have read the information package and planned my travel route.
What Should I Bring?
Please note that we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. We will do our best to make sure that we help participants leave with everything they’ve brought! Mobile gaming devices like tablets or 3DS etc. are certainly allowed during break times.
- Lunch and Snacks
- Water Bottle
- USB Key or TeraByte drive to save work and take home
- Comfort / Stim items ike Fidget Cubes or Spinner because ya!
- Cell Phone (give number to facilitator)
- Mobile Gaming Device (not required but totally cool)