Center for Evolving Technologies
Where Creativity & Science Connect
Sharpen your skills in industry standards like Dreamweaver and Adobe, or stay on the cutting edge with lessons in 3D printing and the latest in video game design. If film, animation, or graphic design is more your thing, we’ve got that covered, too. Our Tech Camp offers training, application, and 1-on-1 feedback on a project of your choice, while leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Utah’s landscape.
Dates for summer of 2019 TBD by November 1st.
Check-in: Sunday between 4pm-5pm
Check-out: Saturday at 11:30 am. Check-out immediately following.
Age Group: 8-12 grade
Cost: $ 2,000
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.
what to bring
- Camp registration documents.
- BED AND BATH: Towels, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap.
- MEDICAL: Emergency contact info, information about medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions
- RECOMMENDED: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, pyjamas, jacket, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, spending money, camera
More About this camp
- Design process
- Digital Photography
- Digital Audio
- Digital Video
- HTML & CSS
- Portfolio Design
- Illustrator - Posters & Logos
- 3D Printing
- Digital Animation
- 3D with Maya
- After Effects - Video Design
Instructor kurt Quackenbush
Kurt graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001 with a degree in industrial design. Afterwards, he worked in Detroit at General Motors in the Pontiac Design Studio, designing automobiles. He went on to work in the video game industry as a 3D artist at a number of studios such as EA, Sony, Kodiak, and PolyStew. Kurt has several AAA published game titles that he has worked on, and he immensely enjoys the creative environment of gaming. In 2011 Kurt began teaching both 2D and 3D technology at Wasatch Academy. He is currently the head for the Center of Evolving Technology and instructs 3D animation, video game design, and design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver.
Kurt enjoys spending free time with his son and two daughters as often as possible. He can also be found zooming across the beautiful landscape of Utah on his motorcycle.
instructor matt duncan
Matt has taught web design, pedagogy, print design, Photoshop, first year composition, ESL, and creative writing at the college level. At Wasatch academy, he has taught ESL, English 1 & 2, AP Language & Composition, digital audio, and film. Matt earned a BFA in creative writing with a poetry focus from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. After working in eastern North Carolina in the college textbook industry for five years, he returned to the Midwest to complete an MA in English Literature and an MA in Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University.
His wife Chiho has served the Wasatch Community as a Japanese tutor and translator, and as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Their young son is a favorite among the students.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
|8:00 AM||Wake-up, Breakfast|
|9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Training session with instructor|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Progress Reports and 1-on-1 discussions of projects|
|3:30 PM - 5:30 PM||Afternoon activity. Swimpool, paddleboat, visit mountain cabin, hike maple canyon, etc.|
|5:30 PM - 6:30 PM||Dinner|
|7:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Lab Time: Work with teachers on various projects; Apply what you learned today|
|9:30 PM||Dorm Check in|
|11:00 PM||Lights Out|