Pilot wrap-up

Dear all,

Libre Graphics Club (pilot) as conceived by Sam, Simone, Truus and Lara is now over and we’d like to express gratitude and say thanks to all who participated in our workshops since April.

We’d like to thank @GIMP_Official @inkscape & @scribus communities for making and continuously developing great tools.

Big hugs and thanks to our partners: @furtherfield @TheCommonHaus @antiuniversity & @AccessSpace for all the love and support.

And special thanks to @ace_national & @ace__london for funding this joyful effort!

We hope to resume the activities sometimes in the future and till then please explore this website for documentation of all the work we’ve collectively done. Please note, archive is still in the making, so you may experience some glitches and hiccups – bear with us while we’re polishing all up.

Libre Graphics Club #10


Here we are, libregraphics.club last workshop session for now.

20/08/21 6-8pm BST

Come join us and learn how to use community developed software & make ace flyers, posters, stickers, booklets, zines & more.

Desktop computer free event, please register here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/libre-graphics-club-tickets-160588812461

We are using Big Blue Button for the event – it will be recorded for archive on libregraphics.club website. Please copy the URL below.

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

Libre Graphics Club #9

http://libregraphics.club, this tuesday: we’ll exeriment with
@scribus to see how to use this tool for self-publishing, to help inform & inspire communities & audiences. join us on 10/08 from 6pm BST

We are using Big Blue Button for the event – it will be recorded for archive on libregraphics.club website. Please copy the URL below.

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

In order to experiment further with our co-learning, come with questions about Gimp, Inkscape or Scribus and we’ll prepare & share files for live online practice.

LGC July & August sessions now open for registration

Come join us and learn how to use community developed image editing software & make ace flyers, posters, stickers, booklets, zines & more.

For our July & August sessions we’re inviting all artists, community organisers and activist interested in Libre Graphics but not sure where to start. We’ll be focusing on three popular tools: Inkscape, Scribus and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great combo for making flyers, posters, web graphics, booklets and zines. We’ll explain the differences between them and show how to use them together.

All 3 are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of these sessions, please take a moment to download and install it in advance and look around the website for info on what we’ve been up to so far.

Inkscape

GIMP

Scribus

In order to experiment further with our co-learning, we’re changing the format to more participation – so come with questions and we’ll prepare & share files for live online practice.

All workshops are free, but please register by following the link here.

Libre Graphics Club #6, recap & catchup

Come join us and recap on all the things we’ve explored so far about Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus.

20/06/21

6 – 8 pm BST

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libre-graphics-club-6-tickets-159592412201

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

Screenshots from previous LGC sessions

About this event

In our Summer solstice session we plan to do an open discussion of all the things we’ve covered so far about Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. All 3 are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install it in advance and check our libregraphics.club archive for info on previous sessions.

Inkscape

GIMP

Scribus

LGC #5: a study of Scribus through a magazine remix

Come join us and learn how to use community developed image editing software to produce ace booklets and zines.

A screenshot of Scribus and Libre Graphics Magazine website

Date: 10/06/21

Time: 6 – 8 pm BST

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libre-graphics-club-5-tickets-158018380229

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

About this event

In our first June instalment we’ll look at Scribus, a page layout program. This is aimed at all who are interested in Free software tools for desktop publishing. If you’d like to make a booklet, newspaper, zine or a multiple page pdf, this session is for you! We’ll explore Scribus by remixing very wonderful Libre Graphics Magazine.

Scribus is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install it in advance.

About LGC

Libre Graphics is a broad ecosystem of digital tools and creative practises in the areas of design, illustration, typography, layout, art, photography, publishing, cartography, animation and video.

Libre Graphics Club is an artist-led pilot project to develop and deliver a series of free workshops and open access online educational resource for experimentation with free/libre arts & technologies.

In collaboration with FurtherfieldAccess SpaceCommon House and Antiuniversity, the project provides artist, community organisers and activists with exciting opportunities to explore Libre Graphics tools above and beyond those taught within the conventional art/design curriculums, so all can do more to enchant practice in these extraordinary times.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Keep up with us on instagram&twitter: @wheel_o_values

Unedited videos are on Archive.org

Libre Graphics 4 Unionising 20/04/21 (click on image to see the video):

Sam’s unedited session 10/05/21:

p.s. for all who may need subtitles (we’re still searching for best linux based live captioning option) please try this workaround when watching the videos above:

Live captions are available in Chrome (but be mindful of its data collection reputation).

URL >> chrome://flags

live captioning >> change form default to enabled

URL >> chrome://settings 

> advanced

> accessibility

> live captions

4th demo invite

Come join us and learn how to use community developed image editing software to produce ace flyers and posters.

Date: 20/05
Time: 6 – 8 pm BST

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libre-graphics-club-tickets-154821285633

In this session Simone will be using Inkscape and the Trace Bitmap function to create a collage of images and explore colour. She will export an image to Gimp and explore the use of filters. The theme will be a kind of ‘Hidden Figures’ poster paying homage to Claudia Jones- founder of the Notting Hill Carnival. Time permitting, she will also demonstrate how to use the Inkscape Trace Bitmap function again to create a poster themed around housing activism. During this session, participants will share a poster, a flyer they have created or simply share a theme they have explored using a chosen free software or function.

There are a range of Libre Graphics programs available. We’ll be focusing on two popular tools for this session: Inkscape and GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). They are a great pairing for making flyers, posters and web graphics. Inkscape and GIMP are both available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

To get the most out of the session, please take a moment to download and install them in advance:

Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/
GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

We are using Big Blue Button for the event – it will be recorded for archive on libregraphics.club website. Please copy the URL below.

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

Share your images & questions for the next session here: https://cryptpad.fr/whiteboard/#/2/whiteboard/edit/G82YAb4V-8fN3IHPRuSE00NK/

2nd session notes, chat log & some good news

While we’re preparing for the next session on 10/05, here are links to our Cryptpad documentation from the 2nd event/demo/session back in April. Notes by very wonderful David.

Notes

Chat log

Working files in one zip or separately if you wish.

There is also a great news that Kdenlive newest version supports speech to text subtitling on videos – so fingers crossed, there will be shorts from sessions we had so far soon available on this website and Archive.org.