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Learn to Code: Intro to p5.js

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Using Javascript to animate for the web

Sundays, March 24 + 31, 2-5pm

What  is code, and how do we write it?  Writing code and software is all too often shrouded in mystery, as if only the highly educated or super nerdy can do it. This class is intended to help move away from that mindset and empower you to learn this highly relevant skill.

This class will use p5.js, a programming language derived from Javascript (the second most used programming language in the world) and an excellent tool to learn real life programming skills. We will work on coding animations and audio/visual experiences for the web, creating simple and beautiful sketches. 

Instructor: Matt Mena-Landry.  Matt is a musician and digital artist. He has won several awards for his video production, teaching, and program development. His main interests are; ensuring that media and technology have a significant place in the core of education and how we relate to the world, instructional technology, supporting youth media production, and developing collaborative pedagogy using digital media tools. He is very excited to be able to share his approach to learning how to code creatively with the AS220 community.

Location and Parking
The AS220 Media Arts lab is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); enter through the Printshop or Labs double doors at the northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, so bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies 
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and be on time. If you arrive more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking.
To cancel your reservation must email industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES 
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

 


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