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  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future.

    For ages 13-18. Returning film makers who participated last summer are welcome! Presented by Hands On Media.

    Each participant will need: One iPad, laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

    This program is also available at the St-Laurent branch: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future. For ages 13-18.

    A Library Chromebook will be available for each participant during the program. 

    The presenter will be virtual on Zoom.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Presented by Hands On Media. 

    This program is also available on Zoom: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series 

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    For absolutely anyone who wants to learn about makeup! We will go over foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and hopefully false lashes! We will also cover key products like primer, setting spray, and colour correctors. You don’t have to own any makeup to take this course, as you will get some useful tips and suggestions to build up your collection. If you already have makeup, you can pull it out and follow along with the tutorials! 

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    This program talks about creating artistic, anime, and fantasy shapes - but if you have already taken Makeup Basics, you’ll have an advantage. Learn popular drag techniques like glueing down your eyebrows and applying false eyelashes, mixed with fantasy techniques like painting your skin a colour and adding textures, freckles, and art.

    If you want to follow along workshop-style, you need:  

    • Water-based face paint.  
    • Washable glue stick 
    • Concealer 
    • False eyelashes & glue  
    • A variety of makeup brushes, with at least 1 big fluffy brush, two medium fluffy brushes, one small fluffy brush and one thin liner brush

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

  • Two children look at a rocket ship through a telescope.

    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? We will be transforming old toys into simple alien bots. For Ages 10-12.

    À quoi ressemblerait la vie sur une autre planète? Nous allons créer des robots-extraterrestres avec de vieux jouets. Pour les 10 à 12 ans.

  • Wednesday Aug 14, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    If you have a DSLR, point-and-shoot, or even just a cell phone, you can take great photos of yourself and others. In this course, you’ll learn about how cameras work so that you can take great pictures, with a special focus on taking pictures of yourself, which is normally hard to do alone. In this demo class, we will talk about using tripods, remotes, and stuff around your house to make a studio environment in which to take photos. We will make the most of your tools by also showing you how to go outside to get shots! 

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

  • Friday Aug 16, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embrace your inner talent. We will be creating art pieces of the aurora borealis. Registration required. Ages 10-12.

  • Wednesday Aug 28, 2024 at 10:00am
    300 minutes

    THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE CONTEST IS AUGUST 28 AT 5 PM

    Contest information

    • The contest is open to teens ages 13-17.
    • Artists must have an Ottawa Public Library card.
    • One entry per artist.

    Criteria for submissions :

    • It must be the artist’s original work.
    • 3 dimensional pieces (sculpture, jewelry etc.) must be free-standing (requiring no additional support to display) and may be a maximum of 18 inches high, wide and deep.
    • 2 dimensional pieces (canvas, photographs, etc.) can be a maximum of 24 x 30 inches and must be ready for mounting. Photograph must be a minimum of 8 x 10 inches in size.
    • Participants can use any usual art medium, including oils, acrylics, pastels, pencil, charcoal, etc.
    • Participants can use any surface, including stretched canvas, art paper, card, linen, etc.
    • Participants may not use pre-made graphics for their entry, i.e. they may not use graphic software to produce their entry (except using programs such as Photoshop to edit a photograph they have taken themselves).

    Submitting work:

    • Participants must fill out the submission form (other side of this page).
    • Art pieces must be submitted in person along with the fully complete submission form to the Ruth E. Dickinson branch (100 Malvern Dr.) by Wednesday, August 28 at 5:00 pm.
    • All eligible art will be exhibited during a vernissage on Saturday, September 7th, from 2:30 until 3:30 pm.

    Winners:

    • Prize winners will be announced during the vernissage.
    • The top art pieces will be displayed in the Ruth E. Dickinson branch Teen Zone for the month of September along with the artist’s name and the title of the work.

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    LA DATE LIMITE POUR PARTICIPER AU CONCOURS EST LE 28 AOÛT À 17H

    Information

    • Le concours s’adresse aux ados de 13 à 17 ans.
    • Les artistes doivent posséder une carte de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa.
    • Une seule participation par artiste sera acceptée.

    Critères à respecter:

    • Il doit s’agir d’une œuvre originale de l’artiste.
    • Les œuvres en trois dimensions (sculpture, bijou, etc.) doivent tenir sans aucun support additionnel et mesurer au maximum 18 pouces de hauteur, de largeur et de profondeur.
    • Les œuvres en deux dimensions (tableau, photographie, etc.) doivent mesurer au plus 24 pouces sur 30 pouces et être déjà prêtes à monter. La photographie doit mesurer au moins 8 pouces sur 10 pouces.
    • Les artistes peuvent utiliser la technique artistique de leur choix, incluant l’huile, l’acrylique, le pastel, le crayon, le fusain, etc.
    • Les participants peuvent utiliser n’importe quelle surface, y compris la toile tendue, le papier couché, le lin, etc.
    • Les images préfabriquées ne sont pas acceptées, c’est-à-dire qu’il est interdit de se servir d’un logiciel graphique pour produire l’œuvre (sauf les logiciels tels que Photoshop pour retoucher une photographie prise par l’artiste).

    Soumission de l’œuvre:

    • Les participants doivent remplir le formulaire de soumission (voir le verso de cette page) .
    • Les œuvres d’art ainsi que le formulaire dûment rempli doivent être soumis à la succursale Ruth E. Dickinson (100, rue Malvern) avant le mercredi 28 août à 17 h.
    • Toutes les œuvres admissibles seront exposées à l’occasion d’un vernissage qui aura lieu le samedi 7 septembre de 14 h 30 à 15 h 30.

    Gagnants:

    • Le nom des lauréates et lauréats sera annoncé lors du vernissage.
    • Les œuvres primées seront exposées dans la Zone Ados de la succursale Ruth E. Dickinson pendant le mois de septembre, avec mention du nom et du titre de l’œuvre de chaque gagnant.