[Event]ChatShaala on turtleArt starting 23 June

ChatShaala on turtleArt

HBCSE MakerSpace is inviting registration for teachers and students on "Exploring turtleArt ".

  • Its short ChatShaala (conversational learning space).
  • 6 sessions of 45 mins each spaced across 3 weeks.
  • The sessions will be driven by participant’s interest and curiosity.
  • The participants will also document their work online in the turtleChat category during the engagement.
  • Those who already know about the turtleArt or Logo language can also join as mentors.

Imp Links

To Register Fill this form

Explore turtleChat: Here

turtleArt is a great way to explore mathemats and programming by making beautiful patterns. It is inspired by LOGO programming languages designed and developed by Seymour Papert et al. as a constructionist learning environment.

Here is the tentative outline and schedule:

Week 1

  • understanding turtleBlock platform

  • Exploring polygons I - variables, loops, conditional statements etc

Week 2

  • Exploring polygons II - nested loops

  • art-related coding challenges

Week 3

  • Recursion

  • Generative Art

The module will be done in a blended mode in which we will have two 45 min -long live sessions every week followed up by challenges to attempt asynchronously.


  • Week 1 Tu | 23 June 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm
  • Week 1 Th | 25 June 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm
  • Week 2 Tu | 30 June 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm
  • Week 2 Th | 02 July 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm
  • Week 3 Tu | 07 July 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm
  • Week 3 Th | 09 July 2020 | 2:00pm to 2:45 pm

Link to join the session: Here
Recorded sessions will also be published at the same link.


  • Steady internet connectivity

  • Laptop/PC

There will be periodic reflection session along with discussions.


Kindly fill the form below to confirm the participation latest by 21st June 2020.

To Register Fill the form here

For further details, keep visiting this thread on metastudio


Dear participants

Thanks for showing interest in the turtleArt chatShaala. We will be meeting on 23rd June for the first session at 2:00 PM. The online session link is: here

Meanwhile, we will send you an invitation to join our platform through email. Please register on the metaStudio.org platform. We will be chatting about the course topics, sharing other resources and important announcements through the platform. Follow this thread and ask any questions or even answer questions of others at this link: turtleChat

You can use the turtleChat section on metastudio to share/showcase your work as well as seek help any time of the day.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow (23 June) at 2:00 PM.



Those who couldn’t join yesterday’s session, have a look at the the below thread to get started.

I will keep posting the key concepts we cover in the session there.

Also, once you are familiar with the interface, do share your work in the thread below.

The next session is tomorrow (25 June 2020) | 2:00-2:45 PM | Thursday
The link to join tomorrow session is this


Here is brief summary of W1

We covered the basics of the turtleArt platform - both sugarlabs and python interface.
The summary can be found below:

After the first session, we explored the python interface and how can one do documentation on the metastudio platform.

The participants shared the progress of making a polygon in the thread below

In the second session, we explored the sugarlab interface and how to use loops to make a shape.
We also explored some of the puzzles and the participants were encouraged to attempt the challenges at their own pace and share the progress in the thread below,

The 3rd session is on (30th June 2020) | 2:00 - 2:45 PM | Tuesday

The link to join the session remains the same - link



Here is a brief update about last week. We explored random and repeat block on sugarlab platform. Sharing the picture of the session for reference.

Screenshot 2020-07-03 at 12.46.32 PM

The 4th session is on (7th July 2020) | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Tuesday

The link to join the session remains the same - link


Today we discussed the “Action” and Nested loops (repeat block)
Here is the documentation regarding the same
Screenshot 2020-07-07 at 2.34.31 PM

The Week3 Session2 is on (9th July 2020) | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Thursday

The link to join the session remains the same - link