Anime & Creative Writing & Scratch Camp

In the Tinker Garage Anime & Creative Writing & Scratch camp, kids spend all their time creating and coding animated and interactive stories in Scratch.

In this course, students will learn about the basics of drawing in Scratch, animating in Scratch, creative story telling, and creating interactive stories in Scratch.  The primary focus of the course is coding, so students will learn new coding techniques and continue to hone their coding skills, but they will do this all while learning about animation and creative writing and creating their own stories.

Class Outline

  • Getting Started Lesson
    • Short Scratch refresher
    • Introduction to Animation, Anime, and Creative Writing
  • Drawing
    • How to use the drawing tools in Scratch.
    • Tips and tricks for drawing in Scratch.
    • Create Scratch projects with custom sprites and characters.
  • Animation
    • What is animation?
    • Using story boards.
    • How to animate sprites in Scratch.
    • Create Scratch projects using basic animation.
  • What’s a Story?
    • What makes an interesting story?
    • Beginning, Middle, and End
    • How to use Scratch to tell stories.
    • Create story based Scratch projects
  • Anime
    • Create animated stories in Scratch.
  • Interactive Stories
    • How do you make stories come to life
    • Choose your own adventures
    • Create interactive stories in Scratch
  • Final Project Lesson
    • Putting it all together!
    • Create your own Scratch anime or interactive story

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 6-12 & 12-17 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • No experience with animation required
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to create anime and interactive stories.
  • Learn the basics of creative writing, story telling, and animation
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 10 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum
Upcoming Anime & Creative Writing & Scratch Camps