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PixelTech Kids: Exploring Creativity with Digital Arts

PixelTech Kids: Exploring Creativity with Digital Arts

Explore digital creativity with PixelTech Kids! Master Tux Paint, learn art techniques, and understand digital art literacy. Unleash imagination and innovate in the digital realm.

Jumpstart your art journey with Tux Paint, travel the globe in Our World creating culturally inspired artworks, and dive into Games and Characters, designing your own game elements. From mastering basic digital painting to expressing global awareness and crafting engaging narratives, this course fuels young digital artists' imagination and technical skills.

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  • About PixelTech Kids: Exploring Creativity with Digital Arts

    Aligned with the National Core Art Standards, PixelTech Kids is an exhilarating journey into the world of digital art, where students master Tux Paint, learn essential art techniques, and develop digital art literacy. This course blends technical skills with boundless creativity, allowing young minds to explore and innovate in the digital realm.

    From crafting unique digital masterpieces to gaining the ability to critique and appreciate modern art, students will enhance their artistic talents and imaginative thinking. Equip your students with the skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world and watch their creativity soar with PixelTech Kids! Join us and transform your school's art program into a hub of digital innovation and excitement.

  • Focus Areas

    Jumpstart: Embark on an exciting journey with Tux Paint, where students will master digital painting techniques and create vibrant, imaginative artworks.

    Our World: Explore global cultures and environments by crafting digital masterpieces inspired by the rich diversity and stunning landscapes of our planet.

    Games and Characters: Dive into the thrilling world of game design, where students will create dynamic characters and captivating backgrounds, bringing their storytelling visions to life.

  • Explore Digital Painting

    Students will gain proficiency in using Tux Paint, mastering a variety of digital painting techniques and tools. They'll learn how to navigate the software, utilizing brushes, colors, and effects to bring their creative visions to life.

  • Develop Creative Expression

    Students will enhance their creative expression through digital arts, exploring different artistic styles and themes. This outcome focuses on encouraging students to experiment with their ideas, fostering a personal artistic voice and the ability to convey emotions and messages through digital artwork.

  • Increase Digital Art Literacy

    Students will develop digital art literacy, learning to critically analyze and appreciate digital artwork. They'll understand the elements that contribute to impactful digital art, including composition, color theory, and thematic depth, equipping them with the skills to both create and critique digital art in the modern era.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the dynamic and innovative world of PixelTech Kids, where students can transform their creativity through digital painting, global art exploration, and game design into an enriching and educational adventure.

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Class 1 - Unleash Your Creativity with Tux Paint!

Dive into the world of creativity in our first class! Students will explore a fun and easy-to-use painting program, discovering its basic tools and features like brushes, colors, and special effects. They will experiment with different painting techniques and styles to express their creativity and develop their artistic skills. By the end of the class, students will have created their very own self-portrait, showcasing their unique artistic vision.

Class 5 - Adding Texture and Pattern Pizzazz!

Get ready to add some pizzazz to your digital artwork with Tux Paint! Today, students will dive into the colorful world of textures and patterns, discovering how these elements can make their art pop. They'll experiment with different textures and patterns, adding depth and visual interest to their creations, and incorporate these techniques into their own unique masterpieces.

Class 9 - Landscape Creation

Explore the vast beauty of landscapes and master the art of perspective with Tux Paint! Students will review how to use layers and shapes to create stunning landscapes that transport them to distant horizons. They'll dive into the art of landscape creation, experimenting with different elements and perspectives to bring their scenes to life. By the end of the class, students will have created a beautiful landscape in Tux Paint.

Class 16 - Investigating a World of Beauty

In this lesson, students will create art inspired by the great cultures, architectures, and environments of the world. Guided by the words of Dwight Fitzgerald, "Culture are the things, colors, and places that bring communities closer together," students will explore what culture means and how it is expressed through art and architecture.

Class 22 - Exploring Games & Characters

In this exciting lesson, students will embark on a journey to understand the art of character design. They will learn the basics of creating a character and explore how to bring their unique ideas to life using Tux Paint. By the end of the class, students will have the skills to translate their character concepts into vibrant digital creations.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.