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Hands-On for Kids: Learn to Code Amazing Mazes in Scratch!

  • Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 USA (map)
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Ages 9-12

Everyone wants to learn how to code! Don’t know where to start?

Join us at MODA to learn the basics of computer coding in our newest workshop series, Building from Scratch, where we’ll be making amazing mazes and learning skills essential to game and animation design. We’ll create a sprite (a character) and program it to navigate obstacles and patrollers without getting sent back to its original starting point!

About Scratch

The tool we’ll use to learn coding basics and building amazing mazes is Scratch, an online block-based coding language that allows young designers to learn how to code in an easy and unique way.

In this introductory workshop, participants will explore how to use two basic command block categories in Scratch - motion and control. These foundational blocks give young coders the ability to make things move and set parameters to their programs or scripts. We’ll also explore how using the X and Y axes is essential in creating new programs, and how lines of code cause our sprites (characters) to move around.

Young designers will also learn how to use the broadcasting tool. In Scratch, a broadcast block can act as a trigger, causing a chain of events to occur as a new line of code runs. By mastering these tools, young designers will not only learn the basics of coding movement and control, but we’ll also learn how these tools can serve as the foundation of game and animation design. Using all of our new found skills, we’ll make our own interactive maze. We’ll create a sprite that has to navigate various obstacles and patrollers without getting sent back to its original starting point!

Skills learned:

  • Basic computer programming using Blockly based visual programming language

  • Specific coding techniques within Scratch

  • Creative confidence

  • Resilience


Cost:

$35 for MODA Members/ $40 for Non-Members

Please note member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.


Meet Your Instructor

Adriana Quispe, Design Educator

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Adriana has a passion for incorporating design thinking into classrooms. At MODA, you can find Adriana innovating and managing the museum's free membership program for kids, Design Club, or supporting year-round campMODA initiatives from ideation to execution. With expertise in LEGO robotics, Adriana loves teaching user centered design to young budding designers.  



Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.