Artists excel at finding innovative ways to use available materials and tools. Traditional materials – like paint, stone, clay and film – all have unique properties and processes to which the artist adds their own stamp to express ideas. Coding is a tool of the digital age. Like traditional art tools it has its own and characteristics and can be used to understand, to communicate and to create new things. The language of code is a language of logic, mathematics, problem solving and computational thinking, but also a language that invites creativity in its application.
In NGV’s Art/Code/Create workshops students learn the basics of Scratch – a free visual programming language – through projects inspired by works of art from the NGV Collection.
For details, download the Digital Creatives brochure.