Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Photoshop & Photography Day 3

Today was the last day of Photoshop & Photography and the kids are definitely Photoshop masters now!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Photoshop & Photography Day 2

Day 2 of Photoshop and Photography is in the can and wow did we make some cool stuff!

We learned how to use the Lasso tool in Photoshop to cut the subjects out of our photos and plop them into crazy backgrounds.  There's definitely an art to this stuff!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photoshop & Photography

Today we started Photoshop & Photography by learning how to take cool pictures, taking cool pictures and then editing our cool pictures!

We'll be doing this class for the next week or so and we'll have lots of cool pics to post on this blog so stay tuned!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Teen Tech Week Day 5 - Open Lab

Today was our Open lab day and we spent the whole time playing with Makey Makey's!

Matt hooked his Makey Makey up to Minecraft and used it to successfully control his character!

Ahren hooked his Makey Makey up to Mixcraft and used it to play all of the virtual instruments!

Can't wait until next time!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Teen Tech Week Day 4 - Photoshop Facepaint

Today we did a tried and true PNG staple: Photoshop Facepaint!

The kids started out with selfies (or grabbing images off the web) and printed them out, then traced over them and scanned the tracing.  Once the scans were digitized they pulled them into Photoshop and re-colorized them.  The results are pretty cool!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Teen Tech Week Day 3 - BristleNOTs

Well, today we were supposed to put together our own Bristlebots. But that didn't pan out because we don't have any motors!

We decided to do Tinkercad instead and had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Teen Tech Week Day 2: Hour of Code

It may sound boring, but Code.org's Hour of Code activities are a lot of fun!

Today we spent the second day of Teen Tech Week learning some basic coding!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Teen Tech Week Day 1: MaKey MaKey

Today is the first day of Teen Tech Week!  We started things off easily enough with an introduction to MaKey MaKey.  You may have read about us using MaKey MaKey's in our last class, but this is a new group (mostly) so we wanted to let people see what they missed.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We Made a Beat

Behold our finished songs!  Be gentle with your criticism, these were valiant attempts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Let's Continue to Make a Beat

Once again our recording artists picked up today where we left off.  After today there is only 1 day left and we'd like to use most of Thursday's class to get the songs uploaded to our SoundCloud page.

The anticipation builds along with the tracks!