Computer and digital training

  • What’s on
  • Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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

    6:00PM, ,Tuesday, 28 January ,Surry Hills Library 
    10:00AM, Saturday, 15 February Kings Cross Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 25 February Surry Hills Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 24 March, Surry Hills Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 21 April Surry Hills 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, 15 February, Kings Cross Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 19 May, 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.

    10:00AM, Saturday, 11 April Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 18 February 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 21 April 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 19 May 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 15 February 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 11 April 2020 from 10am to 2pm
    Monday 11 May 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Kings Cross Library
    Monday 3 February 2020
  • Event details

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers: 3 February
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s 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: 10 February
    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’s yourself.

    Introduction to email: 17 February
    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.

    Intro to online shopping: Intro to 24 February
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 2 March
    Following on from part 1, 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: 9 March
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 16 March
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Kings Cross Library
    Monday 3 February 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 10 February 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 17 February 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 24 February 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 2 March 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 9 March 2020 from 11am to 1pm
    Monday 16 March 2020 from 11am to 1pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin Classes
    Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Event details

    Get technology on your side by keeping connected, accessing vital services and doing business. Facilitated by leaders from the Ethnic Community Council.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS, get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Introduction to computers: 5 February
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills as you create your first document and perhaps do a little web surfing.

    Introduction to internet part 1: 12 February
    Become familiar with the internet basics of getting online and surfing the web. Get well acquainted so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2: 19 February
    Growing your know-how from Part 1, we’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze as well as seek out video and music add-ons. We’ll make sure you know how to keep yourself safe online and get you going with tips for the best sites to view online.

    Introduction to email: 26 February
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account as well as how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Introduction to social media: 4 March
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 11 March
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Wednesday 5 February to Wednesday 11 March 2020

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Korean Classes
    Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Event details

    Get technology on your side by keeping connected, accessing vital services and doing business. Facilitated by leaders from the Ethnic Community Council.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS, get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Introduction to computers: 5 February 
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills as you create your first document and perhaps do a little web surfing.

    Introduction to internet part 1: 12 February 
    Become familiar with the internet basics of getting online and surfing the web. Get well acquainted so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2: 19 February
    Growing your know-how from Part 1, we’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze as well as seek out video and music add-ons. We’ll make sure you know how to keep yourself safe online and get you going with tips for the best sites to view online.

    Introduction to email: 26 February 
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account as well as how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Introduction to social media: 4 March 
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 11 March 
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Wednesday 5 February to Wednesday 11 March 2020

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Premiere Pro
    Thursday 6 February 2020
  • 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.

    10:00AM Thursday, 6 February, Green Square Library
    10:00AM, Saturday, 28 March, Kings Cross 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, Thursday, 6 February, Green Square Library
    12:30PM, Saturday, 28 March, Kings Cross 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.

    10:00AM, Saturday, 23 May, Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    City of Sydney Library
    Thursday 6 February 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 28 March 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 23 May 2020 from 10am to 2pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: Photoshop
    Tuesday 11 February 2020
  • 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.

    6:00PM, Wednesday 15 January, Surry Hills Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 11 February, Surry Hills Library
    10:00AM, Saturday, 29 February 2020, Kings Cross Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 10 March, Surry Hills Library
    10:00AM, Friday, 20 March, Green Square Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 7 April,Surry Hills Library
    6:00PM, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 Surry Hills 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

    12:30PM, Saturday, 29 February, Kings Cross Library
    12:30PM, Friday, 20 March, Green Square 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.

    10:00AM, Saturday, 25 April, Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    City of Sydney Library
    Wednesday 15 January 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 11 February 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 7 April 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 5 May 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
    Friday 20 March 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 15 February 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 25 April 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: Illustrator
    Saturday 14 March 2020
  • 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’s 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 is available on the booking link.

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

    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.

    10:00AM, Saturday, 14 March, Kings Cross Library

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

    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, 14 March, Kings Cross Library

    Illustrator Advanced

    Our 4-hour advanced class is for people who have extensive experience or who have completed level 2.

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

    10:00AM, Saturday, 9 May, Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 14 March 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Surry Hills Library
    Tuesday 17 March 2020
  • 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: 17 March 2020
    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: 24 March
    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: 31 March
    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: 7 April
    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: 14 April
    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: 21 April
    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: 28 April
    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 17 March to Tuesday 28 April 2020

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