Coding + Art is a mini-course that introduces students to the basics of coding through art! In this block-coding environment, students explore the digital art medium by building coding programs that create collages, imitate techniques of famous artists like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, and tell stories through a sequence of multimedia scenes.
By the Numbers
|Generating Art with Code: Students learn how to code computer-generated fractals, filters, and collages. For a final project, students develop a program that tells a story using images, text, and sound.|
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Homage to Jackson Pollock
Here are a few examples of teacher resources and materials to use in the Coding Explorations in Art course
Format of Course
The entirely web-based curriculum is made up of a series of learning items that introduce students to some fundamentals of programming. Each lesson is made up of short video tutorials, example programs, programming exercises, challenge problems, and connections. The course is designed as a creative, 10-hour long mini-unit, though schools implement it in a variety of ways.
Who is it for?
The Coding Explorations in Art course is designed for complete beginners with no previous background in computer science. The course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive amd can be used with middle or high school students.
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