Over the next eight weeks, art will be created using a computer at Elkhart Public Library.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the downtown library, kids taking part in Coding Art will begin learning how to use a computer to make animations, photo filters, interactive artwork and more . Coding Art also will show kids how computer programming is used in creating art and architecture.
Coding Art will take place every Thursday until the final afternoon on March 1.
Kids will build eight complete projects while they learn vital computer science concepts and techniques. Registration is expected to ensure enough computers are available for everyone. Participants are encouraged to commit to all eight weeks, otherwise they won’t be able to get the full experience.
“We hope kids will be excited about this opportunity to learn about coding,” said Allison McLean, head of the library’s Young People’s Services.
In addition to learning coding and exploring computer science, students will be able to learn more about how technology is used to make art in other mediums such as film or online.
Those signing up do not need any prior computer experience.