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Art + Code Teacher Camp 2024

Goal:
a hybrid teacher training program for art teachers focused on making visual art via open-source coding tools to deepen the technical work in their classroom with their students. Participant teachers will receive stipends, in-depth mentorship, travel support, and supplies. They will be asked to generate a lesson plan based on their training to be shared publicly via Processing Foundation publications. Applications from public school art teachers based in California will receive priority.

Program:
During a two-month fall program, a selected group of art teachers will be invited to learn how to make digital media with code via platforms such as p5.js or Processing. The program will be offered virtually via Zoom from September to December 2024. There will be an in-person kick-off event at UCLA in September and a potential closing event in San Francisco in December.

Stipend:
$3,000 is provided to each teacher for their time, travel, and classroom expenses related this program.

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Important Details

Timeline: 30 hours total
Initiation (in-person): an in-person day program to welcome the art teachers into the community via participating in a CC Fest at UCLA (6 hours in a single day in September 2024)

Deepening (virtual): teachers will receive training in using code to make art. They will complete artistic projects, which they can use in their classroom. The work from the teachers and students will be collected and shared at an exhibition at the end of the program. (20 hours over two months, from September - November)

Exhibition (in-person): an in-person exhibition to share the work of the art teachers and their students in San Francisco. The participant teachers will be asked to share a short presentation on an original lesson plan to an audience of community members (4 hours in a single day, in December)

Sponsors and partners: This program is partially funded via a National Endowment for the Arts grant. We are also excited to partner with UCLA Social Software.

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Information Session

Join us for an engaging information session about the Art + Code Teacher Camp, a transformative program for art teachers. Learn to integrate open-source coding tools like p5.js and Processing into your classroom to create stunning digital art.

📅 Date: June 13
⏰ Time: 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET
📍 Location: Zoom, register here