Learning Creative Experience

Patrons visiting Creative Experience for the first time are often astounded at the resources—the Pods loaded with tools for digital creation, including the latest Adobe software; the Recording Room in the corner. The conversation plays out like this:

A group of four patrons works on a FL Studio project at one of the Pods. The Recording Room is shown in the background.

This is all free?! 

Yep. All you need is your library card.

Wow! The Library is amazing!...

But what if I don’t know how to use this stuff?

Don’t worry. The Library has you covered.

Creative Experience periodically offers free workshops with professional artists and media-makers to introduce patrons to its facilities. Past sessions have included graphic design, web design, beat making, audio and video production, storytelling, animation, podcasting and more. Check our events calendar for upcoming events.

But, in the meantime, you don’t have to wait to get started in Creative Experience! SLPL has great online learning resources for patrons. Lynda.com is a terrific library of professional video tutorials where you can learn everything from specific software programs like Pro Tools, to professional capacities like graphic design. Subscriptions to Lynda, valued at $30/ month, are free to SLPL patrons when you log in with your card, and you can watch the tutorials in Creative Experience or on your own computer or device.  

If you prefer a more traditional, instructor-led class, check out Gale Courses. These  6-week courses can be completed at your own pace, in Creative Experience or at home. Choose from a  wide range of creative topics, including specific Adobe programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as coding, writing, drawing, and photography.

And, of course the library offers books about software, media production and creativity. Creative Experience has reference books available for most of its software, and The Library offers circulating copies of many.

Visit Creative Experience today and start creating!

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