The Creative Coding Studio aims to introduce programming to those who want to combine imagination with computers. This summer, create an app or two, learn some fundamentals of computer science along the way, and build habits of problem solving to launch endless coding projects. You’ll dive right into full-fledged, real programming so that you’ll gain the skills to take on real projects that involve sound, video, gaming, data, art, and beyond.
For girls, grades 7th-9th, without coding experience (or with just a little). You’ll need your own laptop, but we will supply the coding knowledge. You’ll be supported by a small team with plenty of experience in helping newbies become capable coders.
The studio environment offers an open and collaborative, hands-on, immersive approach where you’ll learn by doing, and do what you find fun, interesting, and rewarding. We'll sprinkle in a little bit of outdoor time too.
Figure out what coding is and how it works. Learn how to tinker with visuals and experiment with sound/video/interactivity/data/etc. Write some simple programs to do fun, silly, interesting, & artistic things. Imagine what you might make tomorrow and take first steps.
Make analog art with paint, ink, wood, and so forth. Then, write programs to create algorithmic versions of that art, exploring coding tricks that you might use for a larger project. Consult and get feedback along the way, and then push that code further to do something fun/interesting/useful/etc.
Explore offshoots and unbeaten paths, find opportunities to innovate and remix, and expand your code with added layers of sophistication. Make more analog art for inspiration and cycle back to code with more ideas.
Finalize your projects, build a gallery, take a look at other projects, share your own, celebrate your accomplishments, and get some last tips on going further.
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103 Pilgrim Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States
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