Hi, and welcome to Day 8 of Scratch Art! In today’s activity, you will create a cardto give to a friend or family member that tells them about CS First. You could evencreate 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 theirideas and messages to different people. That’s called “considering your audience.” Anaudience is a group of people who will see or use a product or piece of art. In thisproject, the audience is the card’s recipient. The card should have a special message forits audience. Take some time to think about what you found interesting and exciting inCS First, and create a message for your audience based on those experiences. Take a look atthis example card that someone might send to the people who helped them learn computerscience. How you say the message is just as importantas what you say. Think back on all the different projects you created over the last 7 days,like the Animation,Street Art,and Pixelated Art.
Reflect on which types of art you can use in creating your card to share your messageeffectively. You might even find ways to incorporate multiple types of art into the card! Thisexample was created for an audience that loves computer science, so it uses the “ChangePixelate 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 horsesprite tells the audience about Scratch and computer science by flying onto the screenusing “motion” blocks. To get started today, you’ll create a newproject. Click the Scratch link next to this video, or go to www.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, such asa parent, friend, Guru, or Host. Craft and code a message for that person aboutCS First. Create art to enhance your card and show offwhat you’ve learned in this club. If you run out of ideas, move to the Add-Onssection for some inspiration. Remember to use your creativity. This projectwill be entirely made up from your ideas, so put your own style into it and have fun coding!
Choose an Add-On
Make sprites spin and change colors.
Now You See Me...
Using "show" and "hide" make the sprites in your project appear and disappear.