3rd demo invite

Date: 10/05/21

Time: 6-8PM BST

BBB link.

Please register here.

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

About this Event

In our third demo session we’ll be showing you basic techniques in GIMP to create posters and digital call to actions if you’re an organisation, group or activist.

GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is ideal for making flyers, posters and web graphics. We’ll explain the tool and how to get the most out of using it. We’ll delve into good and bad design practices, and see how simple design principles can be used to improve your design.

The session is a great introduction for people who are new to image editing tools, or who want to go from commercial programs to free and open source graphic programs (known as ‘Libre Graphics’).

GIMP 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: GIMP

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

2nd session invite

Time: 6pm – 8pm BST
Date: 20/04/21
BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-ix7-wsb-sqo

Please register here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libre-graphics-club-tickets-150759829709?ref=estw

Libre Graphics for unionising: take 2

The session is an introduction for people who are new to image editing tools, or who want to go from commercial programs to free and open source graphic programs (known as ‘Libre Graphics’). As we learn together, it will be an improved repeat from the session we had on 10/04.

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. We’ll explain the differences between them, and show you how to get the most out of using them together.

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.

Looking fwd to seeing you there!

1st session invite!

Time: 6pm – 8pm BST

Date: 10/04/21

Please register here.

BBB link: https://de.meet.coop/b/lar-daj-bzy-ujm

Libre Graphics for unionising

This is our first demo session focusing on posters for unionising. We will look at Artists’ Union England, UVW-DCW and MayDay Rooms archive for inspiration. This theme will inform our exploration of Gimp and Inkscape and how to prepare material for risograph and digital print.

This session is an introduction for people who are new to image editing tools, or who want to go from commercial programs to free and open source graphic programs (known as ‘Libre Graphics’).

There are a range of Libre Graphics programs available. We’ll be focussing 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. We’ll explain the differences between them, and show you how to get the most out of using them together.

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

GIMP

LGC first event invite

Dear all,

We are delighted to invite you to the first Libre Graphics Club event on 29/03/21 from 6:30-8pm GMT. Looking forward to seeing you there!

To register, please follow this Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/libre-graphics-club-pilot-intro-event-tickets-147232591645

Come join us and help co-create online sessions for learning how to use community developed image editing software to produce ace flyers, posters & more.

This is an invitation for an online meeting on 29/03/21 for all interested in Libre Graphics Club programme which will run from April to August 2021. This first, introductory, session will be focused on broader issues around relationship between Free Software art and design and discussion about digital tools and their impact on creative practice. We would also like to spend some time on discussing possible themes for the pilot, thus opening curriculum development to voices beyond our core team. All ideas will be collaboratively documented on provided online platform and taken into consideration for at least one of the sessions in the pilot.

ABOUT:

Libre Graphics (LG) 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 curricula, so all can do more to enchant practice in these extraordinary times.