Adventure Quest
Intro to Generative Art

A course to help ages 8-18 and adults learn real world coding and generative art in a creative and fun environment.
10 projects over 10 weeks that take students on an adventure quest

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Course Summary

The course is a 10 week, 10 project adventure quest for kids and adults:

(no coding experience necessary - we start from the very beginning)

You start at the beginning (week 1). You then make a house for yourself (week 2), leaving to travel along a road (week 3) looking for adventure. You then find a map (week 4), which leads you to a river (week 5), a forest (week 6), and a pond where you look at yourself in the water (week 7, hero project).

This brings you the mountains (week 8) where you enter to find a creature (week 9) which is the last step before earning the treasure at the end of your adventure (Final project, week 10).

Along the way, you will:

  • Have fun and inspire a lifelong appreciation for the power of code.
  • Build technical and creative skills where you build a product, in this case generative art.
  • Learn how generative art can be turned into digital goods (NFTs).

Note: Hatch Coding thanks our mystery generative art content advisor.

FOR KIDS:

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FOR ADULTS:

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Dates and Times

Start & End Dates, Class Size, Ratios and Course Length:

The course starts the week of April 4 and runs for 10 weeks until the week of June 6. There are 10 weeks of classes. Each class is 60 minutes.

There is an 8:1 student to teacher ratio with up to 32 students and 4 teachers per class, with breakout rooms in each class.

We have multiple classes running each day to help fit your kids schedule.

Starting Dates:

Monday, April 11th - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 13th

Thursday, April 14th

Saturday, April 16th

Sunday, April 17th

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Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 Info

Starting Times (each class goes for 1 hour):

Morning EST / Afternoon Europe:

9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am Eastern

Morning PST / Early Afternoon EST / Evening Europe:

12:45 pm, 2 pm Eastern

Early Afternoon PST / After School Eastern:

4 pm , 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm Eastern

After School Pacific / Evening Eastern:

7:45 pm, 9 pm, 10:15 pm Eastern

Cost

Hatch Coding Community Members Discount
Cost:  $150 (reduced from $250)
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FOR KIDS:

Click the link and register parent and student accounts.

FOR ADULTS:

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What's in each class

Warmup & Project Lesson: Get everyone online and engaged with a fun activity and then dive into the project of the week.

Self-Directed Coding + Support from Mentors: Using our platform, students will code & extend projects at their level while our instructors address questions by individual students to help everyone improve.

Fun activities, challenges, sharing and wrap up: Bringing the group together, students learn even more code, share their best work, take breaks and wrap up with things to work on in between classes... plus a small celebration.

Topics / Curriculum

Week 1: Genesis Art - How to get started with Hatch Coding and finish your Genesis Art project.
Week 2: The House - How to add variety with colours to your generative art. The hero has a house.
Week 3: The Road - How to add variety with shapes to your generative art. Also, colour palettes. The hero travels on a road.
Week 4: The Map - How to use math to create gradients and cool effects. Also, how to break up your project into paragraphs so it is easier to read, and easier to edit. The hero finds a map and sees where X marks the spot for Treasure.
Week 5: The River - How to use a grid and logic to keep track of patterns on the screen. The hero leaves the road and follows a river to get closer to the treasure.
Week 6: The Forest - How to use loops to create interesting visual effects on screen. The hero leaves the river and travels through a forest on the way to find the treasure.
Week 7: The Hero - How to bring everything you have learned so far to create a generative profile collection. Are you a fighting princess? A curious cat? A talking turtle? We give you tools. You decide. The hero finds a pond inside the forest and sees his / her reflection.
Week 8: The Mountains - How to create pleasing visual effects with math using triangles. You will learn a triangle subdivision algorithm. The hero has found the mountains where the treasure is.
Week 9: The Creature - Once again, you are able to bring everything together to build something creative and generative. We will give you tools to bring together your creativity. The hero meets the guardian of the treasure.
Week 10: The Treasure Final Week Competition - Take everything you have learned and build something amazing. The hero finds the treasure: Is it a rainbow, an actual treasure chest, jewels, necklaces, hearts and love, a beautiful abstract painting, another map to another adventure?
Weeks 11+: Continual Improvement
You can keep going, learning with our free software and entering contests every week or taking advantage of 1:1 lessons. It takes years to get good at coding, so keep iterating, keep improving and soon you might be winning our open competitions with cash prizes, visibility for your NFT collections and lots of personal growth!

About Hatch Coding

Since 2014, Hatch Coding has helped over 50,000 students learn computer science skills. The Hatch platform is a robust and trusted platform with 600+ projects to choose from, 2,000+ engaging challenges, and 400+ hours of content. Our platform helps students learn Python, JavaScript, and Web Development coding languages. Plus we enable students to learn 5 additional skills that help them prepare for a career in computer science. All Hatch Coding instructors are skilled in Computer Science, working with kids and have vulnerable sector checks to make sure that kids are safe when taking classes with us.

Hatch Coding is proud to offer excellent coding courses. Our mission is to educate and help students learn how to market so that they can release their own web3 products.

FOR KIDS:

Click the link and register parent and student accounts.

FOR ADULTS:

Click the link and register BOTH accounts with your info. We will automatically put you into an adults-only class.

Register Now