Robotics and Computer Science Program

The Préville Fine Arts Centre is expanding! Not only do we offer the best in music and art instruction but we are now able to offer you robotics and coding courses as well.

Robot in a Can is a unique program designed to teach the basics of computer science and electronics. Classes are available for kids and adults alike. We are proud to be the first and only program of this kind offered on the South Shore.

2020 Fall Classes

In this workshop series, students build their own robots and bring them to life using the programs they write. Each week, our facilitators lead fun and exciting activities that teach the basics of design thinking, computer science, and electronics.

Challenge any learner with coding fundamentals. Our visual drag-and-drop interface is a serious introduction to computer science. When paired with our robotics kit, feedback is immediate, allowing students to see their code in action and iterate quickly.

We introduce the basics of circuitry and attach various sensors to their robots. They measure real word data such as soil humidity, distance, and temperature. Students get to combine their new skills and pursue their own projects of interest using easy to find household materials. Each student will be supplied with a laptop computer and workshop materials. All materials are included, and the series includes your very own ‘Robot in a Can’ kit that you can use at home too!

*Due to pandemic-related health and safety considerations, Préville is planning to offer hybrid group activities: those who wish can participate in person (up to our class size limit) and others may participate online.  As per usual, Préville reserves the right to make changes to class availability.

Level 1 & 2 
AGE GROUP: 7 to 11 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturday 10am-11am
PLACE: Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Level 2 & 3
AGE GROUP: 7 to 11 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturday 11am-12pm
PLACE: Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes 

Teens and Adults
AGE GROUP: 12 years + 
DAY & TIME: Saturday 1pm-2pm 
PLACE: Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes