Art & Music Studio

Requires iPad and Tynker Junior App

Students generate math art and compose music using sandbox environments that allow them to create programs with code. Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Pre-K to Grade 2
  • Beginner level
  • 5 lessons
  • Tynker Icon Blocks
    • iPad
Course Includes
  • 5 lessons
  • 5 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Answer Keys
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.

Description

Recommended for students who have completed at least three pre-reader courses, Art and Music Studio offers a set of creative sandbox environments where students generate their own geometric art and compose music. To use Art and Music Studio in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. The Tynker Junior app offers a collection of courses specifically designed for young children (ages 4-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Art and Music Studio, students explore three art-based and two music-based sandboxes. In Wild Tracks, they use directional blocks and create patterns using animal tracks. They use Seabed Scribbler to draw geometric patterns on the seabed using a Turtle graphics-style interface. In Starfish Spirals, they use a pre-built mathematical function library to draw spirographs of different shapes, sizes and colors. In Octodrum, they program a repeating drum sequence. In Pocket Band, they program musical instruments with sequences to create their own ensemble and composition.

Tynker Junior uses word-free picture-based block programming with fun characters to help kids develop animations, pursue adventures and solve puzzles and challenges. This enables young children—who have limited motor skills and are still developing hand-eye coordination—to learn to code using big blocks, pictures, voiceovers and tap-tap-tap interactions, without words or drag-and-drop or any other actions they may find too tedious or overwhelming. Tynker SmartPass enables younger students to sign in by simply scanning a code, without the need to remember any usernames or passwords.

Art and Music Studio is only available on iPads and iPhones. Students can access the course using the Tynker Junior app on their iPad devices. These courses are not available on Android or via the browser at tynker.com.

Topics Covered

  • Pattern generator
  • Geometric shape maker
  • Drumbeat generator
  • Animal trail designer
  • Music composer

What Students Learn

  • Create programs in open-ended creative coding environments
  • Seabed Scribbler – Explore how complex art shapes can be generated using math
  • Octodrum – Tap out drumbeats and sequence them using loops
  • Wildtracks – Create animal trails with code
  • Pocket Band – Program an orchestra by connecting music stems with code
  • Starfish Spirals – Create triangles, squares and spirals with code

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

1. Wildtracks
1 activity
Make patterns with tiger tracks using code.
2. Octodrum
1 activity
Use code to create a song with Ollie and his drums.
3. Seabed Scribbler
1 activity
Use code blocks to help Tracey draw while she moves and turns.
4. Pocket Band
1 activity
Code the band members to create music together.
5. Starfish Spirals
1 activity
Code Stella to create different art.