While the children’s Summer Reading Program is coming up very soon (don’t miss the kickoff with our annual Turtle Race on June 3rd!), don’t think that all the fun is for the young folks! We have some fantastic new adult classes coming up: known as the Summer Photo Series, the first two classes will help participants learn how to make remarkable digital images, and how to use special effects to make those images extraordinary. The third class takes creativity to a new level: a hands-on class that teaches participants how to prepare old and abandoned books so they can become repurposed into new, personalized creations. All materials will be provided (but don’t forget to bring your pictures!) and of course, all classes are free and open to the public.
Uploading, Scanning, and Saving Photos is the first class in the Summer Photo Series. In this course, participants will learn how to take their photos – from print or digital form – and upload them onto a computer. Then, participants will learn some basic editing techniques to polish their photos into high quality images. We do ask that patrons remember to bring in their photos, cameras, memory cards, adapters – any equipment needed to upload the pictures. Participants will be given a free flash drive on which to save their images.
Pic Monkey Photo Editing is the second class in the series, and will show patrons how to take their save digital images and edit them on the Pic Monkey photo editing website. The site helps users make their photos outstanding through modifications, filters, and beautification tools. The result: incredible photos that really pop! We kindly ask that patrons remember to bring in their digitally saved photos on a flash drive or disk.
Be sure to bring your creative spark to the third class of the series, Altered Books 101. This class will largely be hands-on, and entirely fun! Participants will learn how to take old or unwanted books and convert them into works of art. What you make is entirely up to you – whether it’s a scrapbook, memory book, journal, travel log, guest book, or gift book, it will have your stamp of awesomeness. (You can explore some altered book ideas on Pinterest.) Explaining the cool factor doesn’t quite illustrate just how great these books are, so we’d though we’d include a short video:
Materials and tools will be supplied by the library; however, you’re encouraged to bring any photos, embellishments or scrapbooking supplies you wish to personalize your altered book.
We are all pretty excited about these classes, and are looking forward to seeing all the spectacular creations participants come up with. Hope to see you there!