Inkscape Class Day 3

Yesterday I taught the third session of an 8-session (40 minutes per session) course on Inkscape at a Boston-area middle school. (For more general details about the class check out my blog post on day 1.) Yesterday’s Class Yesterday’s class was jam-packed with information, and it proved to be too much material to allow the students enough time to really play around with and try out the techniques in the lesson! We covered: Using the pen tool to create Bezier curves The different types of nodes Working with node handles Converting nodes between types Adding & Removing nodes Scaling and rotating nodes The pencil tool Simplifying Paths The tweak tool The fill tool Converting type to paths The general approach I wanted to take was to show how to manipulate the nodes on a path in an advanced way, then show additional ways to create paths and form paths (pencil, tweak, fill, type) and show that the node manipulation skills could be applied to any path created using any of those techniques or the shapes from lesson 2. I think it was a little too ambitious for only 40 minutes of classtime, though – I’m feeling the crunch of having …