Hennepin County Library has trained teen volunteers so that they are now able to teach the classes. Other teens feel comfortable coming up to them and asking questions, while younger kids look up to them.
The main program they teach is Scratch which is a fun and easy animation program. We learned to use it in 30 minutes. Here is my project.
Other recommended free software for workshops:
- Sam animation--stop motion animation
- Artrage (not technically free, but can have an endless free trial with some features disabled)--drawing
- Audacity--audio editing
- Picasa--photo albums
- Gimp--photo editing
- Pivot--stick figure animation
- Kodu--video game creation
- Drawing tablet
- Digital camera
Handouts for the pressentation are available here.