Computing MATTERS: Graphic Design (online)
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Workshop Schedule:

This workshop will meet online for five consecutive Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:30pm EDT, from April 10 – May 8, 2021.

Workshop Description:

You've probably heard it said that a picture's worth a thousand words. This has never been truer as more and more data and artistic creativity can now be found online in the form of visualizations and graphics. In this workshop, students will explore ways to express themselves artistically and scientifically using open source graphics programs. Students will also learn to display data in creative ways through a web browser using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. By the end of the program, students will be able to present visual ideas and data in meaningful and useful ways on the Web.

Structure of Activities:

Participants will learn by doing; they will be given demonstrations on the use of graphics software and basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript and then work to complete the activities on their own computer with help from the remote instructors. Every workshop session and all communication will be held through Zoom.

Educational Objectives:

This workshop introduces students to graphical software and basic programming for the purpose of creating images and visualizing data. The primary goals for students will be to learn basic image manipulation, image creation, and ways to use the medium of code to visualize data.

Facilities and Equipment:

All activities will take place online. Participants will need access to a laptop or desktop computer with Internet access. Also, participants will need to download the following free programs and make sure they can run on their computer prior to the start of the workshop:


Participants should be rising 9th–12th graders interested in art, science, technology, and/or mathematics. No prior experience is needed. Participants should be comfortable using the computer that they will be using during the workshop.