Microsoft Stores and PicsArt Empower Youth With Free Digital Creativity Camps
Students will use PicsArt to learn digital creativity skills as part of a YouthSpark Camp series at Microsoft Stores
“Our goal is to encourage everyone to go beyond the standard photo filter and get creative with their mobile devices. We’re proud to join Microsoft to empower kids around the country to explore, learn and create amazing things. Using technologies that may not be available to them in the classroom,” said Megan Harmon Director of Content at PicsArt.
Microsoft Stores and PicsArt are collaborating to promote technical skill-building and creativity for young people across the nation. As part of YouthSpark Camp: Shoot, Edit and Share with PicsArt, Microsoft Stores will teach photography and image editing techniques with PicsArt’s leading mobile creativity app. The classes are free and available to the public at Microsoft Stores nationwide.
“We believe it’s essential to keep creativity alive by teaching kids how to succeed at digital photography and editing…one of the most accessible art forms today,” said Megan Harmon, Director of Content at PicsArt. “Our goal is to encourage everyone to go beyond the standard photo filter and get creative with their mobile devices. We’re proud to join Microsoft to empower kids around the country to explore, learn and create amazing things. Using technologies that may not be available to them in the classroom.”
With PicsArt, anyone can transform photos into amazing works of art using dynamic creative tools with a simple, easy-to-use format. PicsArt is available on all Windows 10 devices and includes hundreds of photo editing features, customizable filters, a collage maker, and camera as well as a fully-equipped digital drawing suite.
Now in its fourth year, Microsoft Philanthropies’ YouthSpark is a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science, empowering them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities. To date, Microsoft YouthSpark has created new opportunities for more than 300 million youth around the world. In partnership with YouthSpark, Microsoft Stores are committed to providing students at every level with the skills they need to excel and excited to provide an opportunity for students to get hands on with technology in a fun and immersive environment. Participants of the YouthSparks Camp series with PicsArt will come away with a certificate of completion, portfolio of images created throughout the term, and a foundation in photography principals and photo editing, ready to continue their creative journey.
YouthSpark Camp: Shoot, Edit and Share with PicsArt is now open for enrollment at Microsoft Stores. Register today to reserve your seat at www.microsoft.com/youthsparkprograms and mark your calendar to visit your local Microsoft Store.
PicsArt is the world’s leading social photo editing app. PicsArt makes it easy to step-up your photo editing game, remix pictures with friends and share your creations with the world. It’s the one app that lets you be truly creative with its nearly limitless features, and it’s starting a movement to help the world “go beyond the filter.” With more than 300 million installs and 80 million monthly active users, PicsArt spans the globe and is available in 20 languages. Remix pictures with us, join the fam and discover a universe of mind-blowing images! Additionally, PicsArt has released Magic Video, a new standalone app that enables you to transform your videos into works of art. For more information, please visit www.picsart.com.
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