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1. Introduction to Greeting Card Project

Transcript

(light cheerful music)

Hi, and welcome to day 8 of Scratch Art.

In today's activity, you will create a card to give a friend or family member that tells them about CS First.

You could even create a Thank You card for your teacher host and gurus in this club.

When creating a new project, artists often think about the best way to communicate their ideas and messages to different people.

That's called considering your audience.

An audience is a group of people who will see or use a product or a piece of art.

In this project, the audience in the card's recipient.

The card should have a special message for its audience.

Take some time to think about what you found interesting and exciting in CS First, and create a message for your audience based on those experiences.

Take a look at this example card that someone might send to people who helped them learn computer science.

How you say the message is just as important as what you say. Think back on all the different projects you created over the last seven days.

Like the animation, street art, and pixilated art.

Reflect on which types of art you can use in creating your card to share your message effectively.

You might even find ways to incorporate multiple types of art into the card. This example was created for an audience that loves computer science so it uses the change pixelate effect by 25 block to make the laptop dissolve into a heart.

Here is another example card.

This one is for an audience who loves horses.

The horse sprite tells the audience about Scratch and computer science by flying onto the screen and using motion blocks.

To get started today, you'll create a new project.

Click on the scratch link next to this video, or go to scratch.mit.edu.

Sign in.

Then click create.

Now it's your turn to turn this empty canvas into a card. Name your project Day 8 Card.

Then choose a recipient for your card.

Craft and code a message for that person about CS First.

Create art to enhance your card and show off what you've learned in this club.

If you run out of ideas, move to the add-on section for some inspiration.

Remember to use your creativity.

This project will be entirely made up from your ideas, so put your own style into it and have fun coding.

Choose an Add-On

Party Time!

Make sprites spin and change colors.

Now You See Me...

Using "show" and "hide" make the sprites in your project appear and disappear.

Stage Lights

Change the background based on user input.

Random Appearances

Make art elements appear randomly.

Triangles All the Way Down

Create a fractal with many little triangles.

Spirals

Learn how to create spirals.

Instructions
  1. Choose a recipient for your card, such as a parent, friend, Guru, or Host.
  2. Craft and code a message for that person about CS First.
  3. Create art to enhance your card and show off what you've learned in this club.
Attributions
  • "Crowd down the street" by Guillaume (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guiguibu91/2889883615) -- Licensed by CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) -- Image scaled up, cropping edges
  • "Greetingcards" by Sotakeit (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greetingscards.jpg) -- Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Image scaled up, cropping edges