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GIMP – Setting a Workspace

Sometimes the best way to learn something new is to go about it, step-by-step. This is especially true when learning how to use new software. GIMP (GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, graphic design, and text effects. It is available for download to MAC, Windows, and Linux operating systems. There are a lot of tutorials available in video format. This is the best way to learn GIMP.

It is hard to learn everything you need to know in a live workshop. Much less frustrating is a step-by-step video that allows the viewer/budding artist to follow the steps at their own pace.

There are so many features in GIMP, that we decided to provide four unique projects that focus on different aspects of the program. The learning curve is enhanced through the use of video, allowing the viewer to pause, replicate each step, and learn to navigate around the GIMP workspace.

Four GIMP workshop projects are available for download on the Nowodworski Foundation’s website, sitenf.org. Project #1 demonstrates using color and patterns to create a simulated stained-glass window. Project #2 shows various techniques using text, image, gradations, shadow, and texture to create a “Greetings from New York” Postcard. Project #3 introduces the paint brush tools and uses layers, colors, and paths to recreate a Hudson Valley Landscape as a painting. Project #4 explores the steps to create a basic animation using elements from a provided image.


About the Instructor:
Bobbi Egan
In addition to a robust freelance career, Bobbi also became an art director, then later creative and marketing director for a real estate company located in the New York suburban communities of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Managing a staff of up to nine art directors and designers, while providing a wide variety of personal and corporate marketing collateral for over 1000 real estate agents.
A desire for learning instilled a passion for all types of visual art: printmaking, handcrafts, repeat patterns, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing with colored pencil, pen and ink. These acquired techniques have formed a solid foundation when utilizing computer graphic design software for the creation of custom print ads, postcards, brochures, invitations, logos, videos and more.
For the past several years, Bobbi has conducted and participated in art workshops through the Nowordworski Foundation as a co-founder of Espritoday, a business that provides creative art workshop events for
non-profits, corporate teams, fundraisers, and private parties for all ages.
In addition to all things creative, Bobbi enjoys gardening, baking, wood working and furniture restoration at her home in Northern Dutchess County, and has participated as an elected official in her town since 2008.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Nowodworski Foundation
Presenter Website: sitenf.org/gimp-art-workshops/