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Back to School Workshops: Making and Creating



Pick up new skills and bring your creative ideas to fruition.

Check out our other workshop tracks!

Biotech Commons's 3D Printing Services

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Intro into Biomed's 3D printing services with explanations of machines and material choices


Create a Handmade Notebook with Common Press

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 01:00pm - 01:30pm EST

Need a break from digital tools? Learn how to make your own notebook from basic materials gathered around the house -- for taking notes, journaling, sketching, gifting, and more.


Halloween-ify Your Face with Photoshop

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Use Photoshop to make yourself ready for Halloween. Give yourself fangs, glowing eyes, or scars. Turn a friend into a zombie or a circus clown. And more! No prior Photoshop experience is needed.


Intro to Audio Editing with Audacity

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Learn to edit, arrange, and repair audio using Audacity, a free program available for both Mac and PC. Need to trim an interview into key excerpts? Want to remove “ums” and other vocal stutters from a recorded lecture? Fix background noise in an otherwise perfect recording? This beginner’s level workshop will cover the basics of using Audacity to accomplish common audio editing tasks such as these.


Intro to Image Editing with Photopea

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Let’s edit our photos with Photopea, a totally free, online photo editor! This workshop is designed for students who are totally new to digital image-editing and just need a straightforward and practical way to get started. We will learn to navigate the workspace, adopt non-destructive editing techniques, and understand common image file types. Explore how to adjust the tonal range in your photographs, try out selective color editing, and more!


Intro to Video Editing with iMovie

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

This iMovie workshop for Mac users aims to teach the basics of video editing within iMovie. Participants will learn how to import, cut, and arrange video projects for use in personal and professional settings. We'll touch on how to use video effects, background music, and text to enhance your projects. Additionally, we will discuss workflows, proper ways to back up projects, and how to share projects between multiple editors.


Research Posters

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST

An intro to library resources for making and presenting a research poster.


Take Control of Your Digital Identity with Domains at UPenn

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 01:00pm - 01:30pm EST

A brief introduction to Domains at UPenn, a new service to help you create a professional online identity, build digital projects, and learn new research methods and skills.