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Spring 2021 Pop-Up Class Series

This semester's pop-up classes will continue in an online format while promising a wide variety of new skills and knowledge!  The following pop-up classes are open to the Loyola and Notre Dame communities. If you have any questions, ideas for potential pop-up classes, or would like to teach a future class, contact Matthew Treskon at mtreskon@loyola.edu.  Stay tuned for updates as the spring schedule is finalized with some additional offerings (bread making and Adobe series)!

Be sure to register by close of day before classes to receive Zoom link.

Using the SmartMarker

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Clara Love

Learn how to use the SmartMarker, a whiteboard sensor system available for checkout from the Library. The SmartMarker can record, save, and stream whiteboard notes as they are being written via a free app.  This pop-up class will offer a live instructional demonstration, information about how to check out this equipment, and answer questions!

 

Register for SmartMarker Session

Design to 3D Print a Customized Keychain using TinkerCad

Monday, February 1, 2021, 12-1:30 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Matthew Treskon

Learn the basics of 3d design and 3d printing by creating your own keychain! Perhaps for your self, perhaps for someone special!

Register for 3D Printer session

Intro to ArcGIS

Monday, February 8, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Clara Love

Learn how to create an interactive map in ArcGIS, a digital mapping software. You’ll learn about the benefits and uses of digital maps, how to format data for mapping, and how to customize and share your map. ArcGIS is available for free, with additional licensing available through the Library.

 

Register for Intro to ArcGIS

The Creative Cloud

Thursday evenings, beginning with February 4 & 18, 2021, 6:30-7:15 pm
Zoom
Instructor:  H. Jay Dunmore

In this series, you will learn how to utilize your computer and mobile media devices to produce digital content for a variety of outputs, including social media and more.  These live sessions share some of the thinking behind the software and strategy for implementing in your projects and productions.  This multipart web series is hosted by Prof. Jay Dunmore, Adobe Education Leader and Director of Greycomm Studios.

 

Register for The Creative Cloud

Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Andrew Schoeffield (aschoeffield@loyola.edu)

Good bread warms both the heart and the soul. This beginners class shows you just how easy it is to make your own bread. It also explores why it is probably a good idea to make our own bread, rather than purchasing the bread-like products available at the store.  Supplies will be available for pickup at the Library.

 

Register for The Art of Making Bread

ArcGIS StoryMaps

Monday, February 15, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Clara Love

Learn how to create multimedia scrolling narratives in ArcGIS StoryMaps. You’ll learn how to create a StoryMap, what kinds of media you can include, and what kinds of projects are well-suited to StoryMaps. StoryMaps is a branch of the ArcGIS digital mapping software, which is available for free with additional licensing available through the Library.

Register for ArcGIS StoryMaps

Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4-5 pm
Zoom

Do you create music or use existing music in your audio or visual projects? Then this workshop is for you! Learn about how to protect your own musical creations with copyright and how you can incorporate samples and other music into your works.

Register for Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling

Laser Engraving a Photo

Monday, March 1, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Youlanda Halterman

In this workshop we will walk through the steps to prep a photograph for laser engraving and create a custom project just in time for Mother’s Day.

 

Register for Laser Engraving

Pandemic Pizza - Because it's better than frozen!

Friday, March 5, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructor: Andrew Schoeffield

Perhaps one of the most universally-loved foods, pizza is eaten across the globe! Everyone can make a home-made pizza...but can you make an excellent home-made pizza...from scratch? We'll talk dough, sauce, cheese and technique to help you make pizza that is the envy of your home, dorm or tree house!

Breadmaking kits (dry ingredients only) for the first 12 registrants can be picked up at the library. Participants will need to buy sauce and toppings.

 

Register for Pandemic Pizza.

Copyright for Creators: Graphic Arts and Design

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4-5 pm
Zoom

Are you an artist, photographer, or graphic designer with questions about copyright? This workshop is for you! You'll learn about how to protect the work you're creating with copyright as well as when it's okay to incorporate other people's works into your designs.

 

Register for Copyright for Creators: Graphic Arts and Design

Laser Engraving Vector Graphics

Monday, March 15, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructors: Billy Friebele, Youlanda Halterman

This workshop will cover the basics of using vectors to make a logo design and how to engrave the design using the laser cutter. 

Register for Laser Engraving Vector Graphics

Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets

Monday, March 22, 2021, 12-1 pm
Zoom
Instructors: Dobin Yim, Matthew Treskon 

What is AWS and what can you do with it? Learn how to set up an AWS Educate account and explore ways you can leverage its capability to deploy simple artificial intelligence widgets such as semantic analysis and feature recognition. Q&A following.

Register for the Basics of AWS

Past Pop-Up Classes

Fall 2020

  • Smartmarker
  • Mask Making
  • Photography with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Games as a new literacy tool: Teaching and Learning Through Games and Virtual Reality Technology
  • Working with Fonts in Cricut Design Space
  • Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets
  • Sticker Making with Cricut Print Then Cut
  • Velfie Videography with Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Creating Digital Maps in ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • Pandemic Pizza: Because it's better than frozen!
  • Getting Started with RDWorks and Laser Cutting
  • Create a Dancing Robot with the Society of Women Engineers
  • Designing for Social Media with Adobe Spark
  • Learn to Knit

Spring 2020

  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • AI Petting Zoo
  • Creating Maps for Fun and Research: GIS for Beginners
  • Getting Started with Cricut Design Space
  • Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets

Fall 2019

  • Drones, 3D modeling, and 3D printing
  • VR Cheap and Easy: Google Cardboard and Classroom Applications
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Health Making
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Basics using Arduino Microcontrollers
  • Metal Art Welding
  • Creating 360 degree Videos for Teaching

Spring 2019

  • QuickStart Class - Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Making for the Health and Life Sciences
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • QuickStart Class - Adobe Spark
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • 3-D Printing: New Dimensions for Teaching & Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop
  • Explore the Universe with Virtual Reality
  • Learning LabVIEW: An Introduction
  • Paper Engineering
  • Getting Started with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Maker
  • Learning LabVIEW: Working with Arduino Microcontrollers

Fall 2018

  • Wild Fermentations - The art of making bread
  • Art Welding Training with LOYOLA Engineering
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Indoor Drone Racing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop
  • Enter the Maker: Unleash Your Creativity and Rule the World (or at Least, Your Classroom)!
  • Adobe Lightroom : Image Enhancement & Photo Management Like a Boss
  • Paper Engineering