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Creative Coding.

mumok Scratch Lab

mumok Scratch Lab

Learn to programme with Creative Coding
now with Scratch, Processing (Java based), C++, GLSL

Wanna learn how to programme? Do you also want to create your own digital artworks, develop games, build simulations and create and animate your own characters? Are you interested in finding out how computers and artificial intelligence work and how you can acquire and expand your programming skills in a fun way with creative coding?

Whether you want to programme block-based or text-based or deepen your programming knowledge, we offer creative programming courses for all levels. We welcome beginners and advanced students aged 8 to 19 and adults.

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Photo: Niko Havranek © mumok

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two open laptops, code and a graphic can be seen on one screen
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Photo: Niko Havranek © mumok

Children sit on the floor in the museum and work on laptops, in the background a large blue sculpture of a plush spider
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Photo: Niko Havranek © mumok

Children sit on the floor with laptops open; an animated spider can be seen on one laptop
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Photo: Niko Havranek © mumok

A fun way to learn: mumok Scratch Lab

The mumok Scratch Lab is a special and contemporary way of engaging with art digitally. In our creative coding courses, you will learn programming, discover new technologies as an artistic tool without pressure, create your own digital artworks, develop important media skills and immerse yourself in art and cultural history through programming. As a tool for creative expression and as a logical language, computer programming builds a bridge between many different disciplines. We combine STEM subjects with art and culture and work with you to build your own individual knowledge network. Each semester is based on a new topic - e.g. The Origin of Life, Signs and Symbols, Artificial Intelligence - and the knowledge we acquire together is implemented in a programming project. Our collection is the ideal playground for this: By unlocking your creative potential through exposure to our collection, we hope to inspire you to actively engage with modern and contemporary art and experience it as part of your everyday life.


We want to explore the digital world with you as a positive creative space, awaken your curiosity and have fun learning. And we will show you what programming and art have in common and how they to your digital empowerment. We are all learners in a constantly changing world.

 

Together we learn more! We offer two types of programming courses: The mumok Scratch Lab, where you take your first programming steps with Scratch and the Advanced Lab is all about text-based programming.

 

Scratch

To help you get started in the world of code, we work with the visual open-resource programming language Scratch, which was developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) by the Life Long Kindergarten Group and is taught at universities such as Harvard and Berkeley. Scratch offers almost limitless creative possibilities: Images, music and text are easily combined using the computer language. We have Scratch courses for beginners and advanced students in our programme.
 

Text-based programming in the Advanced Lab

For all those who have already taken their first steps in programming, our Advanced Lab introduces text-based programming with the open source computer language Processing (Java-based). And advanced users will learn about and use other programming languages such as Java, C++ and GLSL in their own projects. There are also courses for beginners and advanced students in the Advanced Lab.

 

Please note: All courses take place in German.

Artificial Intelligence: our new semester focus

All Creative Coding courses take an in-depth look at various forms of A.I., its cultural significance and the programming behind it. From autonomous agents and perceptron’s to object-orientated artificial neurons, not only are artistic codes developed, but the concept of intelligence itself is also explored and examined with different positions in the collection.

Dates in Spring and Summer 2024
 

Advanced Lab for Beginners | Course for teenagers age 15 to 19

Wednesdays
Dates: 7.2. (4 to 8 pm), 14.2. (4 to 8 pm) , 21.02. (4 to 6 pm) and 28.2. (4 to 6 pm)
Course costs: 144 €
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Beginners | Wednesday Course in Spring

six-week course, Wednesdays 4.30 to 6.30 pm
Dates: 6.3., 13.3., 20.3., 3.4., 10.4. and 17.4.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Beginners | Wednesday Course in Summer

six-week course, Wednesdays 4.30 to 6.30 pm
Dates: 24.4., 8.5., 15.5., 22.5., 29.5. and 5.6.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Advanced Lab for Advanced Students | Thursday Course

twelve-week course, Thursdays, 5 pm
Dates: 7.3., 14.3., 21.3., 4.4., 11.4., 18.4., 25.4., 2.5., 23.5., 6.6., 20.6. and 27.6.
Course already fully booked.

 

Scratch Lab for Beginners | Friday Course in Spring

six-week course, Fridays 4 to 6 pm
Dates: 8.3., 15.3., 22.3., 5.4., 12.4. and 19.4.
For children and teenagers ag 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Advanced Students | Friday Course in Summer

six-week course, Fridays 4 to 6 pm
Dates: 26.4., 3.5., 17.5., 24.5., 7.6. and 14.6.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Beginners | Saturday Course in Spring

six-week course, Saturdays 2 to 4 pm.
Dates: 9.3., 16.3., 6.4., 13.4., 20.4. and 27.4.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Beginners | Saturday Course in Summer
six-week course, Saturdays 2 to 4 pm.
Dates: 4.5., 25.5., 1.6., 8.6., 15.6. and 22.6.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Advanced Students | Saturday Course in Spring
six-week course, Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm.
Dates: 9.3., 16.3., 6.4., 13.4., 20.4. and 27.4.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Scratch Lab for Advanced Students | Saturday Course in Summer
six-week course, Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm.
Dates: 4.5., 25.5., 1.6., 8.6., 15.6. and 22.6.
For children and teenagers age 8 to 14
Course costs: 6 course units 2 hours each: 120 € regular / 96 € reduced with mumok children's club card
Register here

 

Advanced Lab for Beginners | Saturday Course
twelve-week course, Saturdays, 12 pm
Dates: 9.3., 16.3., 6.4., 13.4., 20.4. , 27.4., 4.5., 25.5., 1.6., 8.6., 15.6. and 22.6.
Course already fully booked.

 

Advanced Lab for Advanced Students | Saturday Course
twelve-week course, Saturdays, 4 pm
Dates: 9.3., 16.3., 6.4., 13.4., 20.4. , 27.4., 4.5., 25.5., 1.6., 8.6., 15.6. and 22.6.
Course already fully booked.

 

Advanced Lab for Beginners | Course for Adults
Fridays
Dates: 2.2. (4 to 8 pm), 9.2. (4 to 8 pm), 23.2. (4 to 6 pm) and 1.3. (4 to 6 pm)
Course costs: 144 €
Register here

 

 

All courses take place in the museum and are a mixture of group and individual lessons. We always draw inspiration for our own programming projects from our semester topic Artificial Intelligence, which we illuminate and explore extensively and from multiple perspectives with our collection works. In each course unit, we explore an aspect of A.I. and teach important programming principles. Course participants are also given sufficient time to work on their own digital projects and receive the best possible individual support from us at all times. Speaking of individual work in the museum: we provide a laptop for each course participant free of charge for the duration of the workshop.

For the mumok Scratch Labs and the Advanced Lab for Beginners, no programming knowledge or art experience is necessary! The programming languages Scratch and Processing are free and visual open-source computer languages.

 

Contact
 

For questions or if the course of your choice is already fully booked, please contact our curator for creative learning, Benedikt Hochwartner: 0699 10013691 and benedikt.hochwartner@mumok.at.