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4611 Canada Way

Burnaby, BC V5G 4X8


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Girls Learning Code. Graphic Design with Canva & Scratch. Beginner workshop for girls 9-12

Whether it’s in books, on billboards, or even on our food labels, graphic design is everywhere!

In this hands-on learning experience, learners will be introduced to application called Canva, an online graphic design application that helps designers create beautiful work. Learners with an artistic and creative passion will love exploring their skills in a technological way, and will get to discuss how their favourite logos and images were designed and created!

Learners will also have the opportunity to animate their design of choice using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment. They will be introduced to Scratch's amazing online community, sloganed: "Imagine, Program, Share," where they’ll have the opportunity to upload their projects to share with others.

By the end of the workshop, learners will have discovered how to compose elements in visually engaging ways, and experiment with typography and colour theory. Canva’s easy-to-use interface will also encourage them to continue designing outside of the workshop.

Each Graphic Design with Canva & Scratch workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create new projects every time!

What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?

  • Create algorithms in Scratch

  • Use colour to communicate an emotion or idea

  • Use symmetry to create balance in my design

  • Use events to control when things happen in my project

  • Use loops to make things happen more than once

  • Use Canva to keep designing, and Scratch to KEEP CODING!

Who is this for?

This workshop is for girls ages 9-12. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.


None! Our workshops are designed for absolute beginners!

What's Included:

4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor. Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment.


You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permission. Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too! You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions. Learners must bring their own nut-free snacks, plus a waterbottle!

Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.

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4611 Canada Way

Burnaby, BC V5G 4X8


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