Elementary School course

Art Studio

  • IPAD
  • Voiceovers

Answer Key

Module 1: Wild Tracks

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS.Math: MP.1
  • CSTA: 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-11, 1A-CS-01
  • CS CA: K-2.AP.13, K-2.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1c, 2b, 5c

U.K. Standards

Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

Lesson 1: Wild Tracks

Course: | iPad


Recommended for students who have completed at least three pre-reader courses, Art Studio offers a set of creative sandbox environments where students generate their own art using code. To use Art Studio in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. The Tynker Junior app offers a collection of coding art courses specifically designed for young children (ages 5-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Art Studio, students explore four art-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. Puff Paint allows them to create modern art by programming special effects and pen motion.

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 the art of coding 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 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.


  • Wild Tracks
  • Seabed Scribbler
  • Starfish Spirals
  • Puff Paint

What Students Learn

  • Explore a variety of ways to create art using code
  • Create animal trails with direction blocks
  • Explore how complex shapes can be generated using math
  • Create geometric shapes and patterns using angles and loops
  • Create modern art and add special effects using collision events

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

Lesson 1 : Wild Tracks
Pre-Reader Course Collection

Time: 45+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (30 minutes)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)