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Barrie: Girls Learning Code: Photo Editing with Pixlr - Halloween Edition for 9-12 year old girls (Parent/Child)

Ladies Learning Code

Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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This is a pay-what-you-can ticket to register a 9-12 year old female identified youth. Suggested donation is $30.
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This is a beginner level workshop for girls 9-12 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.   

Bring a special girl in your life to this workshop and learn to create digital art together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own lunch. 

Photos are a way for graphic designers to tell stories, and using digital tools designers can create new worlds through editing!

Join us to learn the basic fundamentals of photo editing using Pixlr - with a twist! Through this hands-on learning experience, kids will learn how to use Pixlr, a free to use browser based image editing software similar to Photoshop. Kids will learn all about retouching and superimposing objects into photos, and then ‘zombify’ a picture of themselves to create a scary Halloween-esque scene. As a group, we’ll also learn about design theory and composition, and go through how to crop and resize photos, how to use the magic wand to remove objects, and how to put two photos together using layers. Pixlr’s easy-to-use interface will also encourage kids to continue playing and experimenting outside of the workshop!

** Bring your own computer or use a PC in the Georgian Computer Lab!

What is Girls Learning Code? 
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology.

What Makes Girls Learning Code Different?
Girls Learning Code has been designed specifically with girls in mind, by the team who founded Ladies Learning Code. When developing plans and curriculum for the camp, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, the theme of each week will be “Changing the World” and technology will be used as the means, not the end.

What parents say about Girls Learning Code:
“My daughter went to the camp without a clear understanding of what a tech camp for girls was but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. She enjoyed every single day at the camp and showed great enthusiasm about the topic she and her group chose to present. I would not hesitate to send her to another tech camp with LLC whenever the opportunity arises.”

“My daughter wasn’t sold on the idea of attending a “technology camp” for March Break. By the second day she was raving about how much fun she was having AND how much she was learning. What a great combination!”

“I learned about Girls Learning Code from the Toronto Star. I looked into it and I thought it was such a great opportunity for my daughter to be exposed in the field of technology. I was really happy that she went to Girls Learning Code because she was introduced to different programming languages, exposed to companies like Google and Mozilla and had to work with different girls she’s never met before. I wish my older daughter who is now in first year university had the same opportunity as her sister.”

“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”

“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”

Have questions about Barrie: Girls Learning Code: Photo Editing with Pixlr - Halloween Edition for 9-12 year old girls (Parent/Child)? Contact Ladies Learning Code

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Georgian College
1 Georgian Drive
Room B230
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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