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Creativity Is a Keystroke Away

2-Session Image-Software Workshop for Artists

Saturday, February 22 and 29, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00XF

By Chester Kasnowski

Think of it as an e-paint brush. Artists now have a new easy-to-understand digital editing tool to help them take finished drawings, paintings, watercolors, or photographs to another level.   

In this 2-day workshop led by artist Chester Kasnowski, learn how to use a new app called the GNU Image Manipulation Program app (GIMP2) to create imaginative visual images. 

With the open-source cross-platform image editing software, artists are able to    create new images or change image composition; digitally amplify colors and adjust color tones; change image size; manipulate shadows and mid-tones; create circular-shaped images or enlarge image areas; and even generate black-and-white images from color originals. Kasnowski also addresses how to turn digital results into art prints using available online print companies.

Bring a laptop computer installed with the software and digital files of finished art work or any photograph—and get ready to create something new.

2 sessions, 2 hours each

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3113
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)