Virtual Launch Pad
New virtual programs are added every month to the calendar.
Stitch Together Virtual Meet-Ups
All ages. Calling all experienced fiber art enthusiasts! Join ITPLD staff Heidi and Jenn to work on your stitching projects from home. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and beyond are welcome to share our virtual space with fellow crafters. Check here for new dates to come.
Virtual Sewing Certification
Click here to complete the sewing certification online.
DIY2Go Bags will return in September
These bags were so popular, we ran out! Launch Pad staff will be assembling more bags in August and DIY2Go Bags will be back in September.
Try one of our DIY2Go Summer Library Adventure crafts. Each bag contains a fun, family-friendly make-and-take craft or STEAM activity; primary supplies and directions are included. The bags change weekly on Monday, so stop by each week and pick up a new mystery craft. Bags may be picked up in the main library lobby or at the drive-up window; no check out necessary. Available while supplies last.
Tutorials for DIY crafters, creators and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.
- Unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes
- New classes released every day from recognized creative experts
- Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes
- Access to Creativebug community galleries and forums
Learn technology and creative skills with over 700 course subjects including photography, illustration, 3D animation, video and graphic design. Adobe Creative Suite course work includes
- After Effects
- Premier Pro
- Final Cut Pro
- Cinema 4D
Maker Recommendations for Creative Classes
Creativebug Bites for fans of Baking TV Shows
Lynda.com Tech Bytes for Budding Musicians
Creativebug Bites for STEAM
Lynda.com Tech Bytes for Aspiring Photographers
Lynda.com For Drawing, Computer Graphics And Design
Inkscape Essential Training with Mike Rankin – Using Inkscape, a free design software, learn how to download it onto different types of computers, then work through the lessons to learn how to use the toolbox and import documents or images from an assortment of other software.
Drawing Vector Graphics with Von Glitschka – Designer and Illustrator Von Glitschka walks you through the process for how to best research (or locate options) for graphics and utilizing one’s own illustrations in graphic software Illustrator. As mentioned above, some of these tips will be able to be recreated in Inkscape, or at the very least be imported into Inkscape from Adobe Illustrator.
Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape with Will Kemp – Learn how to sketch a landscape like an artist! We may be stuck inside or at least 6-ft away from other people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn how to sketch the beautiful landscapes that surround us.