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A PAVED Arts At Home – Online Distance Workshop:
Pixel Art w/ Evan Todd-McCoyTuesday, May 5th, at 7pmFREE to everyone in the community

This beginner workshop is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of pixel art: shape, color, and texture, using the free online sprite editor, Piskel ( It will also cover helpful topics such as options for software (including many free options), scaling and sizing art for various applications, and some of the principles of using pixel art for game design. Participants will leave the workshop having created at least one animated character and will have a fundamental understanding of the specific elements that make pixel art a distinct medium in the digital arts. No experience necessary! Participants will need a personal computer (laptop, tablet, and desktop are all fine) and access to the internet. To register for this workshop, email ~ About Evan Todd-McCoy:Evan is a local educator and self-taught craftsperson based in Saskatoon. He is passionate about learning, having accomplished three undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, English, and Education from the University of Saskatchewan. He became interested in the roles of digital art, makers’ spaces, and technological processes in education while working as a research assistant for the College of Education’s Education, Technology, and Design department. He is currently a substitute teacher with the Saskatoon Public School Division. He has experience leading workshops in prop-making and cosplay, including a workshop at the College of Ed’s makerspace which included educators, administrators, and students. His portfolio includes a commission from videogame developer/publisher Chucklefish, based in the UK. He continues to explore prop-making, Lego diorama, pixel art, and game development.