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    Learn to Code This Summer From the Comfort of Your Own Home

    May 6th, 2020  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Do you want to sharpen your technical skills? Gain a new job skill? A little worried about leaving your house to do so? It's okay. We've got you covered. Because the uncertainty surrounding in-person meetings this summer, we're taking Hello Code on-line for both the June and July cohorts and you can apply now! Hello Code is for adults interested in exploring career options in the tech...
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    Special Guests at Junior Makers-Yash and Rohan Fichadia

    May 5th, 2020  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    Anyone can be a maker at any age. Our Junior Makers program at Do Space helps encourage youth makers explore several different ways of making. From learning about circuits to create light up cards or sewn hearts to creating ziplines and strong and sturdy paper towers to help learn about design and engineering. One can never be too young to start learning to make. And we have some makers who...
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    Free Comic Book Day, Stay at Home Edition

    May 4th, 2020  |   Elizabeth Brown

    If you (like me) love comic books, you’re probably aware that the first Saturday in May is usually Free Comic Book Day. However, this year, that has changed, like so many other things.  An official announcement went out on Free Comic Book Day’s website on March 19, stating that this year’s event is postponed, but not cancelled, and will hopefully be able to take place later this summer....
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    Digital Art Webinars in May

    May 1st, 2020  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    It’s kind of hard to plan things right now. By the end of May we may be well on our way to something close to normal, or we may still be doing our part to help control the spread of the virus by staying home. But whether you’re at home or getting out and about a bit more, we have some fantastic digital art webinars in May that you don’t want to miss. From Tinkercad, to Photoshop, to Clip...
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    Alternatives to Photoshop

    April 30th, 2020  |   Nick Schnitzer

    Creative software can sometimes cost you an arm and a leg, but does it have to? My name is Nick, and I’ve spent the last few years learning and practicing various forms of digital art on a thin budget. I actively avoid products released by Adobe due to their outrageous prices. As a result, I’ve found oodles of useful programs that can be used to replace the titan’s pricey product...
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    Social Distancing Without Socially Isolating

    April 27th, 2020  |   Elizabeth Brown

    I am currently a Membership Clerk at Do Space, and my favorite part of the job is interacting with people (both coworkers and patrons). I love having conversations with patrons, hearing their stories, telling anecdotes that make them laugh, complimenting their outfits. I am, by nature, a very social person, and I love being around and engaging with others. (This is also true outside of work. I...
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    Low Tech Maker Projects You Can Do While Staying Home

    April 23rd, 2020  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    The kids have been out of school for a month now. You’ve probably been home from work just as long. The risk of being perpetually bored looms. Why not try some of these low-tech maker activities? I’ve focused on two types of supplies that makers usually have floating around the house or can easily be ordered without having to go into a store--yarn and fabric and paper and cardboard. Yarn and...
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    Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

    April 21st, 2020  |   Nick Schnitzer

    Making digital art can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. My name is Nick, and for a few years now I’ve been learning the art of digital design on a tight budget. After aggressively avoiding Adobe products due to their high prices, I’ve discovered a collection of different programs that are good stand-ins for Adobe’s expensive line-up.  AI(Adobe Illustrator) is a powerful...
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    Putting the ‘A’ in STEAM

    April 15th, 2020  |   Elizabeth Brown

    While STEM education is definitely important (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), I prefer the model that promotes STEAM education (that’s all of the above, plus an “A” for “Art”). While your kids are at home and schools are closed, it will definitely be tricky to try to fit in everything they need to learn. However, I strongly encourage making some time for art at...
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    You Should Try Canva

    April 13th, 2020  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you a graphic designer? Then this blog is probably not for you. You probably have both the design skills and the software knowledge to create sharp, modern looking marketing materials. No, this post is for the rest of us -- for the people who need basic, but sharp looking marketing material. For everyone who may not have quick access to a great graphic designer there's Canva. What is...
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