Thanks to a grant from the California State Library we are happy to present Art-i-tech, a series of programs focusing on art and technology. This summer we will be highlighting 3D printing, video editing, and photoshop. The workshops are open to beginners of all ages who want to learn new 21st century skills.

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3D Printing Workshop

Have you ever wondered how 3D printing works? 3D printing can be used to make toys, parts for tools and even homes! Learn more about the library’s 3D pens and how to design using them with our virtual workshop

Then, join us on Friday, June 11th at the Watsonville Farmer's Market to play with doodle pens in person.

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Intro to Video Editing

Have you ever wondered how Chroma keys work? Chroma-what? Learn how to change the background of your videos by recording in front of a green screen. 

Watch the tutorial, then join us Wednesday, July 14th from 1-3pm at the Main Library for some hands-on practice. Bring your own video footage or we will be providing some vacation spots that you can use to mix with Green Screen footage.

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Intro to Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to edit your photos. Adobe Photoshop offers a lot of tools to edit, enhance, or correct photos that mobile apps might not have the ability to do. Learning how to use this software can guide you into the path of graphic design or remove someone that is photobombing from the background. We will build on our skills throughout the year. 

Start your Adobe Photoshop journey by watching our introductory tutorials, and then join us for some hands-on practice at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 28 from 1-3pm. 

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Podcasting & General Drop In Tech Day

Want to use Adobe Photoshop but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you want to learn how to use Adobe Premiere to edit videos? Dream of starting your own podcast? 

Watsonville Public Library will be having a drop-in Tech Day where you will get hands-on experience with Adobe software and podcast equipment on

 Wednesday, August 25th from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Upcoming Art-i-Tech Programs

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.