Digital Art Projects in Scratch 4 hour middle-to-high school details
Remember to take good pictures. Examples can be found here: http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/2242.
Ages: 6th to 12th grade
Equipment: laptop for each student
Modern artist Piet Mondrian http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=modern+art+mondrian&FORM=AWIR#
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Before each workshop
During each workshop
15 minutes: do pre-surveys
Explain that Scratch is free software created at MIT that lets you create 2D animations, interactive art, and games. Show the Scratch website http://scratch.mit.edu. Show the students the support page at http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/ and the video page at http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Videos. Show them how to open the Examples folder and look at the Interactive Art folder and pick 6-WHEEE and show them how to start it by clicking the green flag and how to use the sliders to control the art. Show them how to stop a Scratch project using the stop sign. Show them where to find the documentation on a Scratch project (in the File menu). Give them about 10-15 minutes to just open and play with Scratch projects in the Interactive Art folder.
Show them how to create a simple 2D interactive art project in Scratch. See slides.
Challenge students to create their own interactive art projects in Scratch. Have a couple of students show what they created and explain it.
Show them how to draw shapes with the pen: squares and how to make a flower out of many squares. See slides.
Challenge them to create a triangle and a triangle flower.
Work on their own art project in Scratch using the pen blocks: stamp, pen down, etc. Show them Piet Mondrian http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=modern+art+mondrian&FORM=AWIR# arts as an example.
Have them share what they have created.
Last 15 minutes:
Do the post-surveys! We must have a post-survey for each pre-survey!
For more advanced students try to create a simple game in Scratch. See http://home.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/19
After each workshop
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