Saturdays: Intro to Designing a Video Game [Ages 9-13]

09/17/2022 10:15 AM - 12/03/2022 11:15 AM ET


Youth Classes + Workshops


West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08540
United States of America


In this introduction class, students will learn the beginning steps to creating a video game concept by designing characters, a storyline, using sprites, and animation.. (click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Ryan Gilleece
Ages 9 - 13: Saturdays, 10:15 am-11:15 am: 10 sessions
September 17 - December 3 (No class November 12 & 26)
$140 Member* | $155 Non-Member
*Household member or higher
$25 material fee due on the first day of class


Join us in this introductionary class to learn about creating your own video game concept! Become the spriter for your own video game level! Using basic animation techniques and pixel-by-pixel illustration, students will create their own suite of actors, assets, and environments for a side-scrolling adventure! Students will work on creating a storyline and characters, all while learning about the history of video games. *This class is a part of our Certificate in Fine Arts Program and will give each student one point towards their CiFA certification.

$25 material fee due on the first day of class

Covid Protocols: At this time, mask wearing is optional. If COVID cases increase at any point and we are recommended by local health organizations, we may return to mandatory mask wearing. Classes and workshops held in all spaces at the art center utilize an HVAC system supplemented with portable HEPA filtration systems. Fresh air is introduced whenever possible. Classes are spaced appropriately to allow 3 - 6 ft. of social distancing. All our staff and Teaching Artists have been vaccinated. High-touch surfaces are wiped down regularly using certified cleaning agents. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. 

 About the Teaching Artist

Ryan Gilleece is a 2015 graduate of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts currently working on the webcomic, Artificial Tears. He specializes in sequential art and character design, and both traditional and digital media. He is an aftercare counselor and a summer enrichment instructor for the Piscataway School system.