August 3 - August 7 Makers (grades 4-8)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER CODER: (morning)
HTML Storytelling + Design
This class will include a mix of digital storytelling, creative coding, and graphic design based on the interests and styles of individual students. We will use the application Twine, “a tool for interactive storytelling” to create web experiences without coding before moving into HTML coding in Sublime Text 2 and general graphic design. We will mix drawings on paper with photographs and digitally manipulated images, eventually bringing them into our own web-sites and experiences. We will create individual and group pages based on themes and student interest. Throughout the class, we will look at examples of interactive websites and digital art to draw inspiration and have fun! We will aim to make the internet a more fun and creative place outside of its dominant social media platforms.
MAKER ART/DESIGN: (afternoon)
Comics, Zines & Altered Books
Boom! Pow! Bam! Ever wanted to make your own comic book, design a zine, or use old books to craft new stories? Then this is the class for you! The class will consist of three units; comic and character creation, zine making and technique, and altered books (a project which involves recycling old volumes and turning them into new art). Throughout these three units, students will use a variety of materials including collage, drawing, painting, sewing, paper crafting, image transfer, and more. We will explore everything from different comic styles, how to draw and develop characters and a storyline, and the history behind these art forms. Students can expect to come away from this class with several finished products of their own creation.
**Due to the pandemic - if courses need to get canceled in order to keep everyone safe, you will receive a credit for future classes.