Your children can express themselves through digital art in free programs through the Phoenix Public Library system.
“Art is Whatever: Art through Digital Media” is held biweekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays online through Webex. Youths ages 9 and older can explore digital comic coloring Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. They will learn how to draw, write, doodle, digitize, scan, code and complete other digital art forms. They will draw and scan a comic to prepare it for coloring on Aug. 10 and then digitally add color and texture to their comics on Aug. 24.
Before taking the class, participants must create a Photopea account by visiting www.photopea.com. The program uses free, web-based programs and could require students to create an account to save their work.
Older kids can learn how to create their own video games in the Video Game Design with Twine class through the city every week, with the next one from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, online. Kids ages 12 to 18 can learn the basics of game creation using Twine 2.0. There is no coding or creative writing experience required.
This virtual event also will be held on Webex. No registration is required but sessions are limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about the city’s online classes, visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/online-programs.