Schedule/Classes

Course Scheduling

We offer various courses at two different locations.   Courses run during the day and  another available course for after-school.  Students meet at our facilities once a week with instructors at  designated times for the appointed course or twice a week for after-school students.  Students are highly encouraged to begin at the start of an eight week course.

Courses require a student to come with only their passions for making.  We provide the materials, tools and computers as well as teach the fundamentals and basics needed to accomplish the course goal.  The necessary basic computer skills, hand-on skills and safety will be taught alongside the course content.

For exact dates of terms and observed holidays please click here.

Sacramento Area Courses –

sacmakers_arcade_games_unreal_engine_class

Create Arcade-Style Games with UNREAL Engine

Learn how to start and work with the game engine.  Become familiar with Blueprint coding, a visual language that has become increasingly popular in various industries.  Functions, variables and events will be learned and used to create  games.

Students will end the course with their Unreal Project files containing their own Arcade style game.

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO

Wed 8:30 – 2:30pm, Sept. 5th – Oct. 24th

Mon/Tues 3:30 – 5:30pm, Sept. 3rd – Oct. 23rd

Labor Day (Sept. 3rd) class will be held Fri, Sept. 7th

Columbus Day (Oct. 8th) class will be held Fri, Oct. 12th

sacmakers_3d_character_maya

Design 3-D Characters with Autodesk Maya

Learn how to 3d model by moving, scaling and rotating objects in 3-D space.  Learn about Extrusions, Edges, Vertexes and ways to achieve the shapes you need for your characters.

Students will end the course with their 3-D Models files that are compatible with game engines, animations and 3-D print use.

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

Mondays 8:30-2:30pm: September 3rd to October 12th

sacmakers_youtube_channel_class

Make a YouTube Channel and Edit Videos with Adobe Premier

Learn to create gameplay footage, upload your own footage and use other video/audio footage to enhance your content.  Learn to edit the footage you take or find and create animated graphics.

Students will have a YouTube Channel with a variety of 5 videos to showcase new skills in editing.

Tuesdays 8:30-2:30pm

Wed/Thurs 3:30-5:30pm

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

3d_maya_design_props_class_sacmakers

Design 3-D Props with Autodesk Maya

Learn how to 3d model by moving, scaling and rotating objects in 3-D space.  Learn about Extrusions, Edges, Vertexes and ways to achieve the shapes you need for your characters.

Students will end the course with their 3-D Models files that are compatible with game engines, animations and 3-D print use.

Thursdays 8:30-2:30pm

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

sacmakers_python_pygame_code_class

Learn to Code with Python and make a 2D Pygame

Learn about python programming language.  Students will learn to use variables, functions and libraries such as Pygame to create their own game.

Students will take home their python files for their Pygame.

Wednesday 8:30-2:30pm

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

sacmakers_furniture_woodshop_class

Make your own Furniture in the Shop

Learn about shop safety and the use of saws, drills, routers in the woodshop.  Learn to weld and design simple stools, chairs, simple furniture.  Make accurate measurements and ensure joinery with wood as a material.

Students leave with their custom built furniture.

Mon/Tues 8:30-2:30pm

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

sacmakers_pixel_strategy_game_unreal_engine_class

Create your own Pixel strategy game with UNREAL engine.

Students will learn to make Pixel sprite animations.  They will learn about basic variables, functions, and events in Blueprint visual language.

Students take home UNREAL engine project files for their Pixel strategy game.

Thursdays 8:30-2:30pm

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO HACKERLAB

Rocklin area courses –

sacmakers_laser_cutter_board_games_class

Create your own Laser Cut Board Game

Learn to use a Laser Cutter and design vector/image files for cutting/engraving.  Learn about tolerances and joinery concepts for your laser cut objects to ‘fit’ together.  Learn basic CAD software for ensuring measurements on your designs.

Students take home their own laser cut board game.

Tuesdays 8:30-2:30pm

ROCKLIN HACKERLAB

sacmakers_fps_unreal_engine

Create your own First-Person Shooter Game with UNREAL Engine

Learn how to start and work with the game engine.  Become familiar with Blueprint coding, a visual language that has become increasingly popular in various industries.  Functions, variables and events will be learned and used to create  games.

Students will end the course with their Unreal Project files containing their own FPS game.

Mondays 8:30-2:30pm

Mon/Tues 3:30-5:30pm

ROCKLIN HACKERLAB