Intro to Processing: Parent-Child Workshop

Taught by Kate Hollenbach + Lauren McCarthy

3 Saturdays
July 17th, 24th & 31st, 2010
11am – 1:30pm
(with a break for lunch)

Enrollment limited to 6 parent-child teams. No previous programming experience is necessary for parents or children. Machine Project Members receive a discount on tuition. Register today!

Member tuition: $120 per team

Non-Member tuition: $155 per team

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work.

Today, tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of Processing. Through a mixture of instruction and hands on activities, children and parents will work together to create their own sketches that incorporate animation, images, and interactivity.

More information on Processing can be found at

– Parent-child teams only (no parents without kids, no kids without parents)
– Appropriate for kids 8 and up

What you’ll need: computer (laptops are nice), Windows or OSX

Refund policy:

Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

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