May 18, 2017

Why do we love Pixel Art? Probably the nostalgia. Seeing those serrated edges takes us back to time and place in the past, before video games got all 3D and rounded and...."shooty." The limited medium, of taking images and re-appraising them as chunky, colorful squares...

May 11, 2017

We’re through the dark days when we thought video games were harmful to young minds. Hindsight is 20/20 (or 8-bit?) and with a few more decades under our belt, it's much easier to recognize video games for the multifaceted art form they really are. They're unique vesse...

April 11, 2017

Virtual Reality is here and it's no secret! With apps porting VR capabilities to our smartphones (Visit YouTube, search "your friend's Mom does roller coaster VR," and voila! Hilarity!) and more and more not-so-novel services popping up sporting virtual reality as thei...

March 30, 2017

STEAMPunks EDU works in a variety of teaching modes. We do after school programs, breakout school day sessions, day camps and even Saturday Morning Maker Camps! However, a term you may have heard us use before is "Pop-Up" classes. What are these things and why are they...

March 22, 2017

Why do we love Stop Motion animation? If we had to choose one reason, we'd chalk it up to the the illusory magic that brings life to the inanimate. Yes, all animation possesses that necessary dose of wonder, butwe'd like to think that Stop Motion is an even more unique...

March 17, 2017

The Green Mushroom

It's one of the most coveted items in the Mario Brothers world and it's super handy because it gives you an extra life! Imagine if these things existed in the real world... As STEAMPunks, we offer classes in both pixel art and animation AND Video Game...