This is a beginner level workshop for kids 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.
Bring a special kid in your life to this workshop and learn to create a website 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 nut-free snack.
Why learn about Photo-Editing?
Photos are a great way to tell stories, and using digital tools designers can create new worlds through photo editing!
Join us to learn the basic fundamentals of photo editing! Through this hands-on learning experience, kids will learn how to use Pixlr, a free browser based image editing software similar to Photoshop. Kids will learn all about retouching and superimposing objects into photos, by putting costumes onto animals (digitally, of course!), and creating new worlds through editing different scenes (and selfies)! Each Photo Editing with Pixlr workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create new images every time!
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!
Is this workshop right for you?
This is a beginner workshop for Kids ages 8-13 who are new to Pixlr.
What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?
- Create digital drawings using the Brush tool
- Form objects using basic shapes
- Change colours and transparency in my project
- Use layers to create depth in my project
- Tell a new story by editing an image
- Use the account I created to KEEP EDITING!
What is Kids Learning Code?
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code in 2012, Kids Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology, while leveraging team diversity.
What Makes Kids Learning Code Different?
Kids Learning Code has been designed specifically with gender diversity in mind. Like Girls Learning Code, these workshops are beginner-friendly, hands-on and fun. Our 3:1 ratio of kids to mentors will be maintained with balanced numbers of male and female mentors. We believe that if we want to encourage more girls to enter the field of technology, we need to help boys and girls learn to work in technical environments together effectively.
When developing plans and curriculum for our workshops, 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, technology is used as the means, not the end. 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 Ottawa: Kids Learning Code Photo Editing with Pixlr (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13 on April 29th?
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