Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Photoshop Poster Design - Day 3 (Midkids)

We worked hard to continue designing our posters today using Adobe Photoshop!  Only one class left before we can show off our hard work!

Mixcraft - Day 3 (Teens)

Mixcraft class continues!  We've got our headphones thumping as we're creating sonic masterpieces.  Can't wait to showcase them after the next and final class!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Photoshop Poster Design - Day 2 (Midkids)

After getting a base background image last class, we started adding to the poster today! We got familiar with tools like the lasso cut and the magic wand selection. We will continue to work on them next week!

Mixcraft - Day 2 (Teens)

After a lonely first day, we finally dusted off the ol' Mixcraft software. Its been a while since we've done a song making class so today was mainly dedicated to relearning the ropes. Next week, we will start to compose our tunes to share!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Photoshop Poster Design - Day 1 (Midkids)

Today was the first day to our Poster designing class! It was a brief intro into the infinite possibilities of Photoshop. We started downloading pictures that we will use for our posters and started to organize them.

Thursday we will start editing them to make our unique poster designs!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Negative Space He(art) - Day 2 (Teens & MidKids)

PNG-ers battled the elements to finish their designs as our 6pm class was rescheduled to 5pm to everyone could get home safely! Both the Midkids and Teens showed up and worked hard to finish their designs. These are sure to make your hearts warm so check em out!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Negative Space He(art) - Day 1 (Midkids)

Valentine's Day is around the corner and we thought that there was no better way to say "I love you" than with awesome vinyl art! We started the brainstorming process today and began attacking the design in Silhouette Studios. Thursday we'll wrap up and have some unique art to share.

Negative Space He(art) - Day 1 (Teens)

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and what better way to show someone you love them than with awesome canvas art made with vinyl! Today we got going on the software design and Thursday we'll wrap up and put them to canvas so stay tuned

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Robot Club

Today was a great day in PNG robot history!  After struggling to read what looked like gibberish on the VEX software, we tinkered with it enough that we got it to work. We loaded our first program on it!

This now unlocks a world of infinite possibilities so tune in next class to see what we do next!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Drawn To Life - Day 2 (MidKids)


Today was all Photoshop! We had our drawings scanned to our computers and using Photoshop's paintbucket tool to color it and add backgrounds! the results turned out awesome!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drawn To Life - Day 1 (MidKids)



We are getting artsy today! We're picking pictures online to turn into Photoshopped masterpieces. After picking an image, we printed and drew them using our tracing pads and made a digital copy of them. On Thursday, we'll pull them up in Photoshop and using the paint bucket tool to color them in!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Robot Club

Today was all about fine tuning the robot now that we got it the sync up to our joystick. We calibrated its movements and even dipped our toes in the coding and programming process!

Next month, we'll get more familiar with the programming software so stay tuned

Thursday, December 14, 2017

TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing SNOWFLAKES - Day 2 (MidKids)

We wrapped up our snowflakes today! Now we play the dreaded waiting game...

Everyone should hopefully have their prints before Christmas, but in the meantime, everyone can brag about their awesome CAD skills.

TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing SNOWFLAKES - Day 2 (Teens)

We wrapped up our designs today and started to get the printing under way! We should all have our snowflakes ready in the coming days so be on the lookout

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing SNOWFLAKES - Day 1 (MidKids)

We were feeling the Christmas spirit today and stared some awesome snowflakes on TinkerCAD!

On Thursday, we'll wrap them up and have them ready  by Christmas

TinkerCAD 3D Design & Printing SNOWFLAKES - Day 1 (Teens)

PNG is getting into the holiday spirit! Internet issues didn't stop us from trying to design our snowflakes. We worked on our designs when the internet was up.When it wasn't, we were continuing the designing on good old paper!

Thursday we will (hopefully) have the internet up and running and continue!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hour of Code

Hour of Code was a lonely one today, but the students made due without an instructor and picked up what they could straight the Code.org website!

Robot Club

The first rule of Robot Club is: tell everyone about Robot Club!  With our Vex kit grabber bot nearly complete we made the finishing touches and then started figuring out how to control our creation!

Friday, December 1, 2017

PNG Winter 2018

TEENS 6th & Up Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4pm - 5pm

December


TinkerCAD Snowflakes (2-part) 12/12 - 12/14
Learn to use the computer to create 3D models of snowflakes and then print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This 2-part class will teach you some basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

January

Live Action Comic Book (4-part) 1/9 - 1/18

Convert digital photos of real people and objects into cartoons, add captions and create your own comic.


Ozobot Obstacle Course Challenge (2-part) 1/23 - 1/25

Use coding techniques you've picked up from our Hour of Code sessions to program our cute Ozobot robots to run an obstacle course (no previous coding experience necessary)!


February

Negative Space HeArt 2/6 - 2/8 (2 classes)

Combine art and technology in this fun program that utilizes vinyl cutting technology and natural artistry to create an awesome valentine!

Mixcraft (4-part) 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22
Learn how to use the digital audio creation software Mixcraft and make your own song!

Robot Club Thursdays from 4pm - 5pm
Interested in robotics?  Join our monthly robot club to learn how to use our Vex Robotics kit and form our very own Library Robotics Team!

December
Robot Club - 12/7

January
Robot Club - 1/4

February
Robot Club - 2/1

MIDKIDS 4th & Up Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm - 7pm

December


TinkerCAD Snowflakes 12/12 - 12/14 (2 classes)

Learn to use the computer to create 3D models of snowflakes and then print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This 2-part class will teach you some basics of 3D design and how to use Tinkercad.com to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

January


Drawn to Life (2-part) 1/9, 1/11

Learn Adobe Photoshop basics and combine cameras, tracing on paper, and Photoshop to produce a one-of-a-kind self portrait! 

Papercraft & Photography (4-part) 1/16, 1/18, 1/23, 1/25

Create a unique papercraft figure, print it, assemble it, photograph it and then Photoshop it!

February

Negative Space HeArt 2/6 - 2/8 (2 classes)
Combine art and technology in this fun program that utilizes vinyl cutting technology and natural artistry to create an awesome valentine!

Photoshop Poster Design (4-part) 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create and print and poster of your very own design.

Hour of Code Thursdays from 6pm - 7pm

Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of our digital world, but it can also be pretty fun!  Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on Code.org and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!

December
Hour of Code - 12/7

January
Hour of Code - 1/4

February
Hour of Code - 2/1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Drawn to Life - Day 2

Had a quiet class today where our student got some 1 on 1 attention. After some technical difficulties, we used whatever was left of class to try and use Photoshop to make our art. Using a makeshift scanner (camera), we uploaded the picture to Photoshop and got creative with the paint bucket tool!

We might have not finished, but we did learn a few valuable life lessons.

This was what we ended up with