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CreativeJS Training with Seb Lee-Delisle

  • “You’d expect something a little special from a JavaScript workshop run by a BAFTA-winning game developer. What you might not expect is how accessible and fun Seb makes it all. A truly unique class.”

    Aral Balkan

  • “ I had the pleasure of attending [Seb's workshop] and even as someone who classes themselves as an expert JavaScripter (I hope!), I still learnt tons. ”

    Remy Sharp

  • “ Seb’s workshop was a delight… it is a must-attend: you’ll need these skills as a developer, but also you learn that it’s not nearly as hard as it looks.”

    Paul Irish

  • “I’d always had bit of a mental block about JavaScript, but that’s well and truly gone after Seb’s course. And it was great fun too. ”

    Bruce Lawson, Author “Introducing HTML5

  • “Seb’s course is not only a great JS workshop for beginners, intermediates and experts, but it’s also a brilliant general workshop on interaction itself. I can’t recommend it enough.”

    Joel Gethin Lewis

  • “Seb is an expert at explaining something complex in an entertaining and easy to understand way. The workshop was heaps of fun and I learnt how to make lots of cool stuff! ”

    Anna Debenham

  • “Seb helped me to realise that you could create beautiful things in JavaScript, which led us on the path to making WebGL Racer and Lights. ”

    Carlos Ulloa

  • “Seb’s CreativeJS workshops are a great reminder and refresher that programming can be playful… After the course, I found myself approaching issues more creatively and found more beautiful solutions. ”

    Christian Heilmann, Mozilla

CreativeJS Fun and Games

A brand new course, CreativeJS Fun and Games is perfect for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make HTML5 games or just add an extra sense of delight to your web projects.

“Seb’s CreativeJS workshops are a great reminder and refresher that programming can be playful… After the course, I found myself approaching issues more creatively and found more beautiful solutions. ” – Christian Heilmann, Mozilla

CreativeJS Fun and Games

Asteroids

With super fast JavaScript and the canvas element at our disposal today, it’s absolutely possible to make HTML5 games that work across all modern browsers. Giants like the BBC are converting their old Flash content into HTML, and starting to create new content exclusively with web standards. CreativeJS Games is the perfect way to level up your coding to be a truly inspired casual games programmer.

This two day workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making browser based fun projects. We’ll cover key elements like animation, control mechanisms, playability, and collision detection. Of course there’ll be some necessary maths, all explained simply and clearly.

Later on in the course we’ll look at mobile specific optimisations and simple 3D to round out your knowledge. At the end of this course you’ll be fully prepared to bring your own casual games to life with JavaScript.

Pre-requisites

These courses work equally well for programmers and designers. Whether you’re a coder who is excited about working with visual interactivity, or a designer who’s worked with basic JavaScript you’ll love learning creative code techniques.

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CreativeJS for Designers

Workshops taught by Val Head

Designers and artists make the best creative coders! But coding can seem scary, and experienced programmers often make it look harder than it is which can make it tough to get started.

This course is aimed at creative people with no programming experience who are interested in experimenting with JavaScript and HTML5 canvas to create visual effects, interactions, and data visualizations. It’s a hands-on, visual way to learn JavaScript. So much more interesting than form validation!

What wil be covered?


This workshop is different – every concept and principle we learn about is visual. We learn about variables by changing the position of rectangles. We learn about loops by making multiple shapes on the screen. Arrays and animation with particle systems, and logic and objects with a simple game engine and displaying data.

Most of the examples will be using canvas, but we’ll also take a quick look on how to manipulate DOM objects with JavaScript controlled CSS. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be amazed at your experiments and be well on your way to become an accomplished creative coder.

Pre-requisites

No programming experience is required. None! If you’ve done a bit of HTML or CSS that’ll probably be helpful, but it’s not necessary. It’s going to be a relaxed, friendly environment where you are free to learn and experiment. We keep class sizes small so that everyone can get personal attention and share their work as we go along.

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Creative CSS: Animations, Transitions & UX

Workshop taught by Val Head

Start thinking of CSS in a whole new light using animations, transitions, and transforms. Plus learn how to make great UI animations while you’re at it! This Creative CSS workshop is all about creating creative interactions based in CSS.

In this workshop we’ll cover the basics of CSS animations, transitions and transforms; techniques for writing them efficiently; and specifically look at where they can best be used in our work — both as classy details and quality UI animations.

We’ll add a little JavaScript into the mix for more control over our interactions and cover working with animation and transition events. It’s going to be a fun day full of CSS animation goodness!

What we’ll cover:

Animating with CSS animations and transitions
Writing efficient animation & transition code (Including optional Sass tips if that’s your style.)
Communicating with easing (What are you transitions saying anyways?)
Where and how animation can improve UX
Capturing CSS animation events with JavaScript
Performance considerations, fallbacks and progressive enrichment
Who should attend:
This workshop is for front-end developers and web designers who want to add more sophisticated interactions and motion to their work.

What you should know:

Experience with HTML and CSS is needed to take full advantage of the workshop’s content. Some familiarity with JavaScript or jQuery is helpful, but not required.

What to bring:

A laptop with your favourite text editor and modern browser(s) is all you need.

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The Workshops

CreativeJS Training is a series of workshops focused on teaching visual effects and JavaScript in a creative way to both hardcore coders and designers with no programming experience. Running since early 2010 world-wide, these workshops sell out fast and have proved to be hugely popular.

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Your Instructors

The CreativeJS Training workshops were developed by Seb Lee-Delisle, creative coder extraordinaire. Seb makes cool stuff with a wide range of platforms and technology. More about Seb.

Seb Lee-DelislePhoto by John Davey

Val Head is a Designer and Consultant who loves to combine code and design whenever possible. She has been teaching designers and artists creative coding with Processing for the past two years.More about Val.

Val Head

Past Courses

2014 courses

  • Brighton, 13-14 Mar 2014 SOLD OUT

2013 courses

  • Manchester, UK 27-28 Jun 2013
  • Manchester, UK 25-26 Jun 2013
  • NYC, US 16-17 May 2013 SOLD OUT
  • Brighton, UK 25-26 Apr 2013 SOLD OUT

2012 courses

  • Tokyo, Japan 15-16 Jul 2012 SOLD OUT
  • Minneapolis, US 5 Jun 2012 SOLD OUT
  • Köln, DE 27 Apr 2012 SOLD OUT
  • Köln, DE 24 Apr 2012
  • Manchester, 17-18 January SOLD OUT

USA Tour 2011

  • New York, NY 11-12 Oct SOLD OUT
  • New York, NY 13-14 Oct SOLD OUT
  • Washington, DC 17-18 Oct SOLD OUT
  • Pittsburgh, PA 20 Oct SOLD OUT
  • Philadelphia, PA 24-25 Oct SOLD OUT

2011 Courses

  • Leeds, 28-29 November SOLD OUT
  • Malmö, Sweden 7-8 Nov (Part of Øredev)
  • Düsseldorf, Germany 20 Nov Intro to Creative JS (Part of Beyond Tellerand)
  • Brighton 29-30 September SOLD OUT
  • San Francisco 28-29 April SOLD OUT
  • New York City 26-27 May SOLD OUT
  • New York City 16-17 June SOLD OUT
  • Kansas City 13-14 July (as part of D2W conference) SOLD OUT
  • Brighton, UK 17-18 August SOLD OUT
  • Brighton, UK 11 Sept (as part of Flash on the Beach) SOLD OUT

Private Courses

Private courses can be arranged for your conference or organisation. If you'd like to book this training please mail [email protected]