In our November meeting we explored at how we could use the visual programming language Scratch to create interactive art. One of the key approaches to computing is to remix and reuse, rather than always start from scratch, so to speak, and so there is much to be gained from modifying existing computing projects.
Helen shared this collection of coding and art Scratch projects that we explored in the session.
We also looked at resources from Barefoot Computing on drawing crystal flowers and thought about how these might link with analysing Rangoli, Islamic or Celtic patterns, as well as with aspects of the maths curriculum.
Thank you to Helen, Rebecca, Jean and Sorrell for a great INSPIRE network meeting on 26/11, where we examined Art and visual coding. I thought I’d share my first attempt at Coding, using Scratch. There is also an app version for younger coders, ScratchJnr. I would like to take this further now by taking inspiration from islamic art, and having a go at recreating patterns by programming in Scratch. Well, we’ll see…. Many thanks to Chris, for his very kind help, Here’s my first attempt!Scratch – first attempt.