East Riding Libraries are hosting their first Digital Art Celebration until 29 February, which culminates in a digital art competition with a chance to win one of five graphics tablets.
East Riding Libraries pride themselves on being much more than books – they are a community hub that’s free for everyone to attend and offer a variety of social groups, access to information, free internet and computer access and free digital support.
Digital services officer (libraries) Gary Smith said:
“The Digital Art Celebration has been designed to explore art in a different setting, encouraging residents to come along to a library and learn something new. They will increase their digital skills and enjoy the mental health benefits such as reducing stress, increased creative thinking and sense of accomplishment, which are all reported from taking part in art projects.”
The Digital Art Competition is open now to all residents, and the five prizes will be awarded to the best piece submitted from the following categories: junior 0-8, junior 9-11, teenage 12-14, young adult 15-17 and adult 18+.
East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are hosting a variety of digital art workshops in January and February to provide advice to get started creating digital art. Workshops are free to attend, and places just need to be booked at the venues. Attendees are welcome to use tablets provided or bring their own. The remaining workshops will be held at:
Wednesday, 22 January: Leven Library: 1pm-3pm
Thursday, 23 January: Brough Petuaria Centre: 2pm-4pm
Friday, 24 January: Pocklington Pocela Centre: 10am-12noon
Tuesday, 28 January: North Ferriby Library: 10am-11am
Monday, 3 February: Market Weighton Wicstun Centre: 3pm-4pm
Tuesday, 4 February: Haltemprice Library and Customer Services: 10am-12 noon
Thursday, 6 February: Willerby Library: 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 6 February: Cottingham Centre: 4pm-5.30pm
Saturday, 8 February: Hessle Centre: 10am-12 noon
Saturday, 8 February: Beverley Library: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 13 February: South Cave Library: 3.45pm-4.45pm
Monday, 17 February: Howden Centre: 10am-11.30am
Thursday, 20 February: Hedon Centre: 10am-11.30am
Thursday, 20 February: Withernsea Centre: 12noon-1.30pm
Thursday, 20 February: Hornsea Library: 2.30pm-4pm
Saturday, 22 February: Brough Petuaria Centre: 9.30am-10.30am
To find out more about the Digital Art Celebration, and how to enter the competition, visit: eastridinglibraries.co.uk/digitalart