Have you ever wished you could add sounds or animations to a drawing you’ve made?

Join MakerJawn team members Sari Widman, Goda Trakumaite, Coco Shin, and artist and educator Sebastien Derenoncourt to make your drawings come to life!

Participants will be drawing characters, and using the conductive powers of graphite (pencil), a Makey Makey, and Scratch to add interactive elements. We will be discussing storytelling, character design, circuits, and how you can use Scratch to create sound and animation.

Pirates, aliens, zombies, cats, superheroes/heroines, and anything else you can think of are highly encouraged!


The University of Pennsylvania team is running an awesome workshop as well.

Participants will remix a multi-player, side scrolling video game in Scratch. Together the group will decide on the theme, game environment (change stage), add sound effects/ voiceovers, and add another new game feature that did not previously exist. Each individual participant will create a their own sprite and learn how to export their work to the group project using the backpack feature. The session will culminate in beta testing the group game with everyone’s avatars.

Scratch Day is this Saturday May 17th from 1:30- 5 pm.

Walnut Street West Free Library Branch

201 South 40th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104

Please RSVP to [email protected] with how many children/ families will be joining you. If you have access to a laptop, please bring it. If not, come anyway! The MakerJawn team will have some extra laptops on hand and we can all work together to learn some fun new skills.

If you can’t make it to the event, but want to play with Scratch, go here:

Check it out, he’s one cool cat!

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