Design for Social Media: Basics

In the ever-changing world of technology, social media has now become a requirement to sustain relevancy and engagement for most businesses and organizations. While things continue to develop at lightning speed, there are essential, foundational graphic design basics that can be utilized on any platform or website. These skills when learned and applied will make your organization’s graphics engaging and accessible.

Join us on Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2021 to learn graphic design principles and the importance of design in social media while learning how to design your own graphics using Canva, a free online design platform. This workshop will be led by Destiny Washington, the Bartol Foundation’s Social Media Coordinator. Destiny Washington is the owner and head designer of Destiny / Design Co. which specializes in building unique brand and social media strategies for clients big and small. Destiny is a Brooklyn native, a proud self-taught artist and grateful resident of Philadelphia, PA.

  • Supplies needed: Computer/Internet Access
  • Free or Professional Canva.com account
  • Notebook/scratchpaper and pen/marker for notetaking

Artists Plus CDCs: Creating Strong Communities Together

Presented by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, PACDC (Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations) and Philadelphia LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)

Increasingly, artists are playing key roles in building strong communities. Artists can add to the vibrancy of public spaces, build bridges among neighbors, and contribute to revitalization of commercial corridors. Join community developers and artists for an interactive peer-learning session that explores the intersections of our work. Hear from successful artist/community development partnerships who will share strategies for identifying partners, defining common goals and projects implementation, as well as talk about the challenges of these partnerships. Learn about PACDC’s Third Space initiative and LISC’s Creative Placemaking Initiative, both two-year projects to strengthen creative placemaking in Philadelphia at the neighborhood scale through collaborations between CDCs and artists.  Come ready to add your experience to the conversation and leave with more tools, networks and resources for your own communities.