Hello and Welcome to Day 3 of Google CS First Scratch Art!
Today, you will create a project in which a famous painting comes to life. To do this,you’ll learn about an important computer science concept: events!
In computer science, an event is something that causes an action to happen.
An event can be pressing a key on your keyboard, clicking a sprite, or many other things.
You’ve actually used events before. Last club day, when you made the animation startby clicking the green flag, you used an event! Artists use events to allow viewers to domore than just look at art - they invite the audience to become a part of it.
When people step on the circles in this art piece, for example, they change the colorsof the circles. When a hand moves over this canvas, the programgenerates lines. You react to events, too.
When your alarm clock rings, you wake up. When your friend calls your name, you lookup and pay attention. In today’s project, you will create eventsthat make the characters in paintings talk when someone clicks on them. You will usecomputer science to make well-known paintings come to life and help people see art in awhole new way. In this video, you’ll learn how to signinto Scratch and remix a starter project. This video will walk you through the steps,then you’ll try them on your own.
To start, choose which painting to make interactive: American Gothic, The Scream, a Kuniyoshi woodcutwhere the faces can be looked at in any direction, or Dido Elizabeth Belle. Click the link forthe painting you chose to open the starter project. This example will use American Gothic,but you can choose any painting you like.
Then, click the “Remix” button in the upper right. Sign in to Scratch using theinformation from your CS First club passport. You have now created a copy of the starterproject that you can work with! Now, it’s your turn:Choose a starter project to remix, then click on its link next to the video to open it.
Remix the starter project, and finally, Sign in to Scratch using the information inyour CS First club passport.
After you finish these three steps, switch back to this CS First tab and click the greenarrow to move on to the next video. Remember, if you have a question, you canalways look back in the video, hint sheet, or ask a neighbor.