Creative Coding Summer Workshops

Make computational art and learn to code this summer at The School of Emerging Media and Technology's Creative Coding Workshop.

High school students and returning Kent State students with little or no background in coding and computer graphics are invited to a two-afternoon, hands-on workshop hosted at the Kent State University campus. Led by faculty in the School of Emerging Media and Technology, attendees will learn the basics of JavaScript and leave with a distinctive digital artifact and the tools to create generative art. This workshop is perfect for students exploring their expressive side and curious about coding.

This workshop was offered June 14-15 and June 28-29, 2022. Please stay tuned for future workshops and email emat@kent.edu if you would like to be notified about future offerings.


Creative Coding Workshop Agenda

 Workshop attendees will learn the basics of JavaScript and leave with a distinctive digital artifact and the tools to create generative art. 

Day One
  • Introduction to Computational Art
  • Basics of P5 and JavaScript
  • Find Your Canvas
  • Simple Shapes for Computer Graphics
  • Colors!
  • Beauty in Randomness
  • The Chaos Dancer Sketch
Day Two
  • Chaos Dancer Algorithm
  • Particles in Motion
  • Testing Parameters
  • Guided Creative Coding
  • More in EMAT