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SETTING A GIMP WORKSPACE

Thursday, 6/24/2021
RECORDED SESSIONSETTING A GIMP WORKSPACE
Sometimes the best way to learn something new is to go about it, step-by-step. This is especially true when learning how to use new software. GIMP (GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, graphic design, and text effects. It is available for download to MAC, Windows, and Linux operating systems. There are a lot of tutorials available in video format. This is the best way to learn GIMP.

It is hard to learn everything you need to know in a live workshop. Much less frustrating is a step-by-step video that allows the viewer/budding artist to follow the steps at their own pace.

There are so many features in GIMP, that we decided to provide four unique projects that focus on different aspects of the program. The learning curve is enhanced through the use of video, allowing the viewer to pause, replicate each step, and learn to navigate around the GIMP workspace.

Yonkers Community Quilt

During the entire Yonkers Community Quilt art series, the instructors used each art workshop as an introduction to the art elements such as line, texture, shape value, tint, and color. Participants practiced not only the painting techniques, but they also incorporated drawings and collages into their artworks. Many of the art workshops focused on design, as the main objective of this project was to connect all created pieces, into one huge composition “Yonkers Community Quilt”.

Nowodworski Foundation is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by the Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

 

Animation & Programming | Intro to Python | Zoom 6/20/2021

This course is designed for children ages 8-11.  Students will learn how to create their own animations using Scratch, a visual programming language.   They will learn more about coding while expressing their creativity.   Laptop, desktop or tablet is required. 

Week 5:

Sundays: 5/16,  5/23,  6/6, 6/13, 6/20
11:00 am–12:00 pm

 

This course is designed for adults and children ages 12-18.  Python is currently one of the most popular programming languages. This course will teach the basics of python and how to build your own projects using it. No prior coding experience required.  Laptop or desktop is required.  Each workshop will be recorded and posted online. 

Week 5:

Sundays: 5/16,  5/23,  6/6, 6/13, 6/20
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Image Editing – GIMP. Thursday 6/17 at 4pm & 5:15pm

GIMP Art Workshops – June 2021
ZOOM  Virtual Classes + Recorded Videos

INTRODUCTION. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

PREREQUISITES:

  • For adults and children ages 11 and up
  • Download GIMP for windows, Linux or Mac OS at gimp.org
  • Recommended video: Learn GIMP in 25 minutes/Ten things GIMP beginners need to know:  https://youtu.be/1MLnP0OiEkw


Previous Project 1 (video below)
: Use brushes and patterns to create a stained-glass window.  Click HERE to download the outlined file.

 

https://youtu.be/PvH0ovN38JQ


Thursday, 6/17/2021
4:00–5:00 PM
PROJECT 2: Create a Postcard Using Text fonts, filters and images. Click HERE to download the image.

 


Thursday, 6/17/2021
5:15–6:15 PM
PROJECT 3: Use Brushes to create a painting from a provided file for this workshop. Reference photo download – click the link.

 

 


PROJECT 4
: Create a simple animation using elements from an image. Click the link provided for this workshop.