Tech Programs

Visit our YouTube channel Watch Ashley's Wired Wednesday video tutorials on YouTube.
Watch The Blue Mountains Creator Space e-learning tutorials on YouTube. 

Visit Computers in our Virtual Branch for more links to tech training, including Lynda.com.

Wired Wednesdays Live: Online Shopping How to Stay Safe (Video)

Wednesday March 10, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Want to try online shopping but you aren't sure how safe it is? In this video, Ashley walks you through how to shop online with your security in mind. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1PM to answer your tech help questions!

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Illustration: Lighting

Thursday March 11, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn how to define lighting sources to add highlights and shadows in your digital drawings with illustrator and animator Jeff Wilson. No experience required.

Recommended Age: All Ages

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended.

Software used: Procreate for iPad/Tablet.

REGISTER HERE

How to Get Started with Procreate for iPad

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Digital Arts Equipment: Intro to Equipment Loans

Thursday March 11, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Webinar.

An overview of all the Digital Arts equipment that is available for loans through our library partners. With Instructor and Filmmaker Tom Strnad. Featuring digital arts equipment such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Canon DSLR, Sound Equipment, GoPro Fusion 360 Video Camera, LED lighting and more! No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Digital Sound: Audio Podcast Recording

Thursday March 11, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Explore the craft and techniques behind the recording sound for audio podcasts using portable sound recorders with microphones and personal devices such as smart phones or tablets.

Recommended for ages 16+, suitable for beginners

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab (www.tbmcreatorspace.com), in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library (www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca), Collingwood Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Digital Video: iPad Video Production

Saturday March 13, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn how to utilize the video camera mode on an iPad to create stunning cinematography with filmmaker Tom Strnad. Topics include manual control of the image, lighting, depth of field and iPad settings. 

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Wired Wednesdays: Google Arts & Culture (Video)

Wednesday March 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Miss traveling, taking in museums, and art? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use the Google Arts & Culture app. You can travel the world and see the sights right from the comfort of your couch. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1PM to answer your tech help questions!

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Video: Documentary Cinematography

Thursday March 18, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn about documentary cinematography concepts and techniques with filmmaker Tom Strnad using the same equipment available for public access through our library partners. Topics include settings and manual control of the Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera, lighting interviews, using available light, and lens choices. No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Mixed Media: Digital Painting with Photographs

Thursday March 18, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Learn about how to capture photos and create digital paintings or manipulations using Affinity Designer software with digital artist Tom Strnad. This workshop will focus on iPad use of the software to capture, paint and manipulate the image and how mixed media projects can evolve with digital tools. No experience required.

Equipment and Software: Affinity Designer software will be featured with demos. It can be accessed at the partner library digital arts computers. It is low cost and available for desktops and iPads.

Recommended Age: Adult and Teen 13+

REGISTER HERE

How to Install and Get Started with Affinity Creative Software

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Digital Illustration: Backgrounds

Saturday March 20, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn how to design and illustrate backgrounds for your digital drawings with illustrator and animator Jeff Wilson using ProCreate software. No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adult and Teen 13+

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Apple Devices and Operating System (Video)

Wednesday March 24, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Apple Devices and the overall operating system.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1PM to answer your tech help questions!

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Photography: Post-Processing Techniques

Thursday March 25, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn about the concepts and techniques behind post-processing photographs with Collingwood based photographer Tjalling Halbertsma. This workshop will explore topics that include manipulation of colours, tone, image blending and how it can be achieved through the Affinity Photo software on an iPad or computer workstation. No experience required.

No equipment required to watch the live Webinar.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcs.ca Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/bG4MAe6NFTQ2b/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Android Devices and Operating System (Video)

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Android Devices and the overall operating system.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1PM to answer your tech help questions!

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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