Welcome to All Ages Creative Academy

Launched in May 2024, All Ages Creative Academy is your go-to resource for creatively strategic tech learning for all ages. Starting with the flagship course designed for 6-12 year olds Kids Get Creative with Canva. 

 

Canva for kids, learning art and technology skills through fun, child-friendly lessons

 

MAKE DEVICE TIME TECH-POSITIVE

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Not all technology time is created equal

Child-friendly course for 6-12 year old kids! 

 

We know kids are amazing at picking up new skills with technology, but as a parent, it can be tough to know the best way to guide them.

With our understandable concerns that kids are spending too much time on devices, many of us make the mistake of underestimating children’s ability to engage with tech tools in positive ways.

But if you don’t introduce kids to beneficial online learning now, it’s a missed opportunity to help them:

  • identify and utilise¬†productive options¬†on devices
  • increase confidence in visual creativity and expression
  • get a head start at school with¬†super valuable¬†foundational tech skills.

That’s why I’ve created Kids Get Creative with Canva a step-by-step online course designed to build essential tech skills through engaging projects.

This sounds perfect, we're in!
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Imagine your child not just playing with technology, but actually learning from it, becoming tech-savvy while creating fun and colourful projects at home.

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Child-friendly online content for home

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Giving your kids a head start in the classroom

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Using the worlds' most popular design platform

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Structured lessons that don't feel like schoolwork

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What is Canva?

 

Canva is the world's most popular design platform, with over 170 million users! This statistic alone shows just how valuable learning Canva can be for you and your kids.

And Canva is much more than just graphic design. It's used to create everything from documents and business presentations to websites, birthday invitations, printable and digital planners, social media marketing content and a lot more. The possibilities with Canva are immense.

Canva: Easy to Use?

You might hear people say Canva is "easy to use." While it's less complex than tools like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, which need special training, Canva has its own challenges. Many users struggle because they assume it "should be easy" and because there are so many confusing video tutorials on YouTube.

Learning Foundational Skills

After teaching Canva to young kids through to adults, I've been able to identify the key elements that make using Canva easier and way more efficient. This is what my signature teaching approach is based on, and the only thing that changes for the different ages of students is the material we are working with. It always comes back to a solid understanding of basic tools and functions, once you have those covered everything else makes a lot more sense.

Canva in the Classroom

Due to its capabilities, popularity and accessibility to many, Canva is also widely used in primary and secondary school classes around the world. By learning Canva's foundational skills now, your kids will get a head start that will help them as new technologies are introduced to school curriculums, and also for creative opportunities at home.

Accessible for Everyone

We use the free subscription of Canva for this course, and you can access it on computers, laptops, or tablets/iPads. This makes it easy for everyone to join in and start creating!

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10-year-old Kids Get Creative With Canva student

When asked what they think of this course, 'Yeah, we do use Canva at school but they don't show you how to do things like this. This is good.'

Kids Get Creative With Canva
 

Online Canva course for kids!

Engaging in fun, structured online projects is the best way for kids to develop essential technical skills and confidence.

Give your kids a head start at school and beyond.

The monthly subscription gives you full access to the course and all updates released during that time.

Just $16.00 USD/month

 

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Meet Sarah: Your Course Creator

 

Hello!

I’m Sarah, and I’m here to help make technology fun and accessible for your kids.

Canva is an amazing tool that, when taught clearly from the start, opens up endless creative possibilities. The free version alone is powerful enough for students and adults alike, and it’s used by over 170 million people worldwide!

With over 20 years of experience using design tools like Photoshop and Illustrator in my work as a photographer and graphic designer, I discovered Canva and was immediately impressed.

For the past 11+ years, I’ve been a tutor at a Sydney Community College, where I teach design and editing classes. I also offer personalised lessons for individuals and corporate teams.

I’ve had the benefit of teaching students from ages 8 to 90, from all different backgrounds.

This diversity has taught me how to best make complex software easier to understand for everyone. My approach focuses on clear explanations and foundational skills. Once you understand those, everything else gets a whole lot easier. 

Join me in the Kids Get Creative with Canva course, building their creative confidence and giving your child skills to thrive in a digital world!

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What's in the Kids Get Creative With Canva course?

 

In Lesson Module 1 there are 7 guided lessons ready to go, covering important Canva skills your young creator needs to get started.

Each lesson project includes a link to the template I'm demonstrating in the video, so you can work along easily.

The videos can be paused as needed, or sped up if you're a fast learner!

Everything is designed to be done at your own pace, and you are welcome to modify the designs to create your own vision as well!

 

Lesson Module¬†2¬†will be added to the course¬†21 June 2024 ūü•≥.

New content always brings a burst of energy to our course, and we can't wait for you to explore these exciting new projects:

  • Combine Physical Artworks with Digital Design: Learn how to blend traditional art with digital creativity.
  • Start Projects from Scratch: Creating from a blank canvas.
  • Modify Canva Templates: Discover how to customise Canva's templates to enhance your creative process.
  • Import and Use Your Own Photos and Videos: Incorporate personal photos and videos into your projects.

These additions are designed to be fun, creative, and inspiring, helping your child develop their tech and creative skills even further.

Inside the course

GETTING SET UP

Walks you through setting up your Kajabi course and signing up for a new Canva account. There's also a guide for using the Canva templates.

LESSON PROJECTS

There are currently 7 lesson projects, with a new project module (4 new lessons!) due for release on 21 June 2024!

The lesson videos range from 4 - 13 minutes in duration. In most cases you'll be pausing to play with tools and ideas, and spending extra time in the 'Get Creative' projects at the end of the lessons.

QUICK TIPS

These are short videos covering some of the most frequently asked questions I get from students!

RESOURCES 

Here you'll find some extra blank templates in popular sizes, so you can create new projects from scratch! This is also where I keep you updated with new releases.

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Kids Get Creative With Canva
 

Online Canva course for kids!

Engaging in fun, structured online projects is the best way for kids to develop essential technical skills and confidence.

Give your kids a head start at school and beyond.

The monthly subscription gives you full access to the course and all updates released during that time.

Just $16.00 USD/month

 

Sign Up for Tech-Positive Screen Time

Sample lesson:

Pineapples

 

Inside the course, lessons all build on each other, introducing new skills and ways to use Canva.

In this lesson we look at how to rotate elements on a page.

This follows an earlier lesson about moving, flipping, duplicating and resizing elements, which we also use in this project.

In 'Pineapples' we first get to practice the concept of rotating, then in our 'Get Creative' project at the end of the lesson, we use this skill to have some fun! 

Inside the course, students download the template used in the video to work along.

 

'Kids Get Creative with Canva' has been developed specifically for kids. Through teaching a wide range of ages, I’ve seen how differently kids learn and process the possibilities of new technology.

 

This generation is tech-savvy, and they can fly with this tool if given the chance.

 

Sarah Lorien

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How do we access the course?

You can view the course on one screen and use Canva on another, or do both on one device.

 

Kids Get Creative with Canva is hosted on the online course platform Kajabi, and can be viewed on:

  • desktop computer
  • laptop
  • via an app on your iPad/tablet or phone.

If you only have access to one computer or iPad then you can certainly watch the course on your phone, and play with Canva on the larger device.

 

Canva can be used on:

  • desktop computer
  • laptop
  • iPad/tablet.

There is a phone app as well for Canva, but the whole layout looks different because it's a smaller area, so I don’t recommend it for learning.

I've provided instructions for you inside the course for how to sign up and access both Kajabi and Canva.

Both the course and Canva require connection to the internet. 

Child Safety Online

 

Whenever any of us subscribe to an online platform or app we have to agree to their terms and conditions. (You know, those boxes we usually tick without reading that long, long agreement document...)

And when we hand devices over to kids for technology time, especially when they're under the age of 13, these agreements apply to them under our supervision.

As the course creator I'm required to remind you of this.

 

Both Canva and Kajabi (the platform this course is on) comply with government regulations for online child safety and privacy protection. 

Their Terms and Conditions include the requirement of you as the parent or guardian to be bound to their terms of use, on behalf of your child. This includes the supervision of your child using the platforms.

Please sign up to Canva and this course using your own email and details, and supervise your child's participation. 

 


 

There will be no online membership communities, forums or social media groups for this course. Parents are welcome to contact me with feedback or questions, but at no time will children be asked to do so.

There will be social media accounts on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and maybe even Facebook (when I have a minute to do them!). To help keep our online space safe and private for all children, please avoid sharing specific details like locations, names or ages of your children if you comment on any posts, or contact All Ages Creative Academy via email.

We appreciate your help in protecting kids' privacy.

Kids Get Creative With Canva
 

Online Canva course for kids!

Engaging in fun, structured online projects is the best way for kids to develop essential technical skills and confidence.

Give your kids a head start at school and beyond.

The monthly subscription gives you full access to the course and all updates released during that time.

Just $16.00 USD/month

 

Sign Up for Tech-Positive Screen Time

Tech Literacy for the Future

 

Beyond the fun, Canva is a key player in boosting your kid's tech literacy.

In our increasingly digital world, these skills are as vital as traditional literacy.

As they immerse themselves in creating, kids are gearing up for the possibilities and challenges of their tech-driven futures.

 

Tech Literacy for the Future

 

Beyond the fun, Canva is a key player in boosting your kid's tech literacy.

In our increasingly digital world, these skills are as vital as traditional literacy.

As they immerse themselves in creating, kids are gearing up for the possibilities and challenges of their tech-driven futures.

 

Learn in a way that makes Canva easier to use

 

Over the past 11 years I've been teaching students who range from 8 years old to 90! 

When I was learning design software - from Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator through to more recent platforms like Canva - I wasted so. much. time. by not learning the necessary foundational skills first.

That's why I'm so passionate about developing this unique approach to teaching that is fun, and it works!

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Learn from an expert

With over 20 years in design and 11+ years teaching kids and adults alike, I've crafted lessons that make complex ideas simple and enjoyable.

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Gain valuable skills

This course helps kids develop essential tech and design skills that will give them a head start in school and beyond.

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Have fun learning 

The engaging, step-by-step lessons make learning fun, building confidence and creativity.

Creative Expression at Home

 

Help your child flourish creatively with Canva! No drawing or painting skills are needed which is a huge plus for a lot of kids who say they don't like doing creative projects, only because they don't feel confident in how they draw!

But for those crafty and artistic kids, we do have ways of incorporating physical artwork into digital creations on Canva! Canva lets kids express their unique ideas through digital projects. (There is a project specifically for this in the 21 June release of Lesson Module 2!)

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Kids Get Creative With Canva
 

Online Canva course for kids!

Engaging in fun, structured online projects is the best way for kids to develop essential technical skills and confidence.

Give your kids a head start at school and beyond.

The monthly subscription gives you full access to the course and all updates released during that time.

Just $16.00 USD/month

 

Sign Up for Tech-Positive Screen Time

This course is not associated with nor representative of Canva. I've created it myself, using over 11 years of teaching Adobe and Canva to students, and seeing the ways I can help you best when you're learning.