Computer and digital training

  • What’s on
  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Kings Cross Library
    Monday 14 October 2019
  • Event details

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below.

    Introduction to computers: 9 September
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet: 16 September
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the WWW yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 23 September
    Introduction to email part 2: 30 September
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1: 14 October
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 21 October
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media: 28 October
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 4 November
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 9 September to Monday 4 November 2019

    Except public holidays

  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Customs House Library
    Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Event details

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below.

    Introduction to computers: 11 September
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet: 18 September
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the WWW yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 25 September
    Introduction to email part 2: 2 October
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1: 9 October
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 16 October
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media: 23 October
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 30 October
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm

    Wednesday 11 September to Wednesday 30 October 2019

  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Green Square Library
    Friday 18 October 2019
  • Event details

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below.

    Introduction to computers: 27 September
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet: 4 October
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the world wide web yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 11 October
    Introduction to email part 2: 18 October
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1: 25 October
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 1 November
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media: 8 November
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 15 November
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 27 September 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 4 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 11 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 18 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 25 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 1 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 8 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 15 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: Illustrator
    Saturday 19 October 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Illustrator is the world’s leading vector art program and allows you to create crisp images that don’t pixelate when they’re resized. Used by artists, product designers and graphic artists, Illustrator is the perfect tool for creating posters, templates, cartoons and charts. It is increasingly used in game and package design and laser cutting. Adobe illustrator is an incredibly powerful tool allowing you to easily trace images and fine tune typography.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Illustrator Level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Adobe Illustrator.

    By the end of the class you will be able to:

    • find your way around the Illustrator graphical user interface
    • create custom typography
    • colour images and customize colour palettes and swatches
    • use artboards to easily edit multiple objects.

    10am, Saturday October 19, Kings Cross Library
    10am, Saturday December 7, Customs House Library

    Illustrator Level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is ideal for people who have completed Level 1 or already have some experience with Illustrator.

    By the end of the class you will be able to:

    • use advanced tools like type on a path and text threading
    • create complex shapes using advanced drawing tools
    • use advanced colour controls and the gradient tool
    • create complex illustrations using the pen tool.

    12.30pm, Saturday October 19, Kings Cross Library
    12:30pm, Saturday December 7, Customs House Library

    Illustrator Advanced
    Our 4-hour advanced class is for people who have extensive experience with Illustrator or who have completed Level 2.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    10am, Saturday November 16, Kings Cross Library

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 19 October 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 19 October 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Saturday 16 November 2019 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 7 December 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 7 December 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 9 November 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Surry Hills Library
    Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Event details

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below.

    Introduction to computers: 22 October
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet: 29 October
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the world wide web yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 5 November
    Introduction to email part 2: 12 November
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1: 19 November
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 26 November
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media: 3 December
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 10 December
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesdays, 3pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 22 October to Tuesday 10 December 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Photoshop
    Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Photoshop is the most well-known design software package in the world. Everyone from wedding photographers and graphic designers to painters and social media managers use this program to bring their digital artwork to life. Whether you need to upskill for work or want to touch up your family photos, this series of classes is the perfect starting point.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Photoshop level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is for people with little or no experience.

    By the end of the class you will be able to

    • Make selections, cut out, resize and move objects around in an image
    • Create complex photo manipulations
    • Create custom typography and apply effects.
    • Use a handful of helpful keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow.

    6pm, Tuesday October 8, Surry Hills Library
    10am, Saturday October 26, Customs House Library

    Photoshop level 2
    If you’ve already completed Level 1 or have some experience with Photoshop this 2-hour intermediate class is for you.

    By the end of the class you will be able to

    • Replace backgrounds and retouch photos to erase blemishes and improve skin.
    • Make adjustments and colour balance photos to improve vibrancy
    • Use brushes, tools and layer blending modes to create advanced image effects

    6pm, Tuesday October 22, Surry Hills Library
    12:30pm, Saturday October 26, Customs House Library

    Photoshop Advanced
    This 4-hour advanced class is for people with extensive experience with Photoshop or who have completed Level 2.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.
    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    10am, Saturday September 21, Kings Cross Library

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 13 August 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 27 July 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 21 September 2019 from 10am to 2pm
    Saturday 26 October 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 26 October 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign
    Tuesday 5 November 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard desktop publishing application. You can use it to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations and even books and ebooks. So, whether you want to upskill for work or design a flyer for your local sports club, this series of classes is for you.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    InDesign level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Adobe InDesign.

    By the end of the class you will be able to
    • Find your way around the InDesign graphical user interface
    • Setup a new document
    • Use frames to layout a document
    • Format typography to make text more visually appealing
    • Apply fill and stroke colours to text and objects
    • Export files for web or print

    6pm, Tuesday September 24, Surry Hills Library
    6pm, Tuesday November 5, Surry Hills Library
    10am, Saturday November 9, Customs House Library

    InDesign level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is ideal for people who have completed level 1 or already have some experience with InDesign.

    By the end of the class you will be able to
    • Find your way around the InDesign graphical user interface
    • Place text on a path to create complex designs
    • Format typography to make text more visually appealing
    • Apply fill and stroke colours to text and objects
    • Export files for web or print

    12:30pm, Saturday November 9, Customs House Library
    6pm, Tuesday November 19, Surry Hills Library

    InDesign Advanced
    This 4-hour advanced class is for people who have extensive experience with InDesign or who have completed our level 2 class.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    More dates coming in 2020.

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Tuesday 24 September 2019 from 6am to 8pm
    Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
    Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
  • Code Club for adults
    Wednesday 6 November 2019
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    If you’re keen to learn coding basics, come and join our Code Club. We’ll get you confident in using the free visual programming language, Scratch, developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab.

    Test your talent by exercising problem-solving skills and logical thinking while you draw from the worlds of science, maths and technology.

    Learn and build on skills and ideas each week as you explore the ‘how’ behind computer games, animation and website coding.

    The sessions provide a greater understanding of coding projects and give participants the ability to share experiences with grandchildren, other family members or friends.

    These hands-on workshops which run for 1-hour each week for 3 weeks, are suitable for older adults with an interest in coding.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all 3 weeks. The workshops have a capacity of 8, so bookings are essential.

    No previous code experience is needed.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 12pm

    Wednesday 6 November to Wednesday 27 November 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Premiere Pro
    Saturday 23 November 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing software package used by film and television editors. This series of classes is perfect for people who need to up-skill to create content videos for work, are a hobby filmmaker or anyone interested in editing and improving footage for social media.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Premiere Pro level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Premiere Pro.

    By the end of the class you’ll be able to

    • find your way around the Premiere Pro GUI
    • create a new project and import footage
    • use the timeline to reorder and trim footage
    • use a selection of editing tools to modify footage
    • save and share edited videos.

    10am, Saturday November 23, Customs House Library

    Premiere Pro Level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is for people who have some experience with Premiere Pro or have already completed Level 1.

    By the end of the class you’ll be able to:

    • find your way around advanced features in the Premiere Pro graphical user interface
    • add advanced typography to videos
    • colour correct and white balance to improve the quality of footage
    • use various tools to enhance audio.

    12:30pm, Saturday November 23, Customs House Library

    Premiere Pro Advanced
    Our 4-hour advanced class is for people who have completed Level 2 or have extensive experience with Premiere Pro.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    Saturday 30 November, 10.30am-2.30pm at Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 24 August 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 24 August 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 23 November 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 23 November 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

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