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Coding Explorations in Art

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.

Syllabus

Units: 2
Contact Hours: 15

By the Numbers


Contact Hours 15
Lessons 10
Videos 10
Challenges 9
Offline Handouts 2

Units

Unit Description
Introduction to Generating Art with Code: Students are introduced to the JavaScript block coding environment. They learn how to create a computer program that places images and text on a canvas to create their own meme.
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.

Demos

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Homage to Jackson Pollock

Cityscape

Square Spiral

Resources

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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