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Girls Learning Code: Generative Art with Processing (For Ages 9 - 12)

Why learn about generative art?

Is the child in your life a visual learner? Do they enjoy creating digital art or playing with interactive visual technology?

Girls Learning Code is excited to host this generative art programming workshop with Processing! This workshop will focus on teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and highlight how simple mathematical equations can create beautiful and engaging outcomes.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
WHERE: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Campus, 75 Chancellors Cir, Engineering & Information Technology Complex

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Processing builds upon the Java language, and is often used in electronic arts, new media art, and visual design. The application itself allows anyone to code in something called a Sketchbook, where programs can be saved and previewed instantly. Learners will use geometrical shapes and lines to create interactivity with their mouse and keyboard, and use colours to create visually intricate designs!

They will also be introduced to openprocessing.org, where they can share their sketches with others and view other amazing, experimental creations. Each Generative Art with Processing workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create new artwork every time!

What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?

I can create algorithms in Processing
I can draw shapes using x,y coordinates
I can use conditionals to make my project interactive
I can use variables to track and change things in my project
I can use Open Processing to KEEP CODING!

Who is this for?
This workshop is for girls ages 9 - 12 year olds. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

Prerequisites:
None! This workshop is designed for beginners.