Track R-1 Descriptions

Bring Your Photos to Life: Publish Your Own Photobook

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to design a paperback photo book that will be printed at the Michigan State University Libraries Publishing Services.

You will learn:

  • how to change the page size and margins
  • how to insert images
  • how to crop, resize, and rotate images
  • how to position the image, use text wrap, and add effects
  • how to create and apply text styles for your photo captions
  • how to add page numbers
  • how to design the cover for the book.

Please bring a USB flash drive (memory stick) with approximately 20 – 30 photos to use in your book and for saving your book files. 

Spirited Away: Main Character Energy, Be Your Own Protagonist!

In this course, students will explore the characteristics of a main character by engaging with the Studio Ghibli movie, Spirited Away* As students explore the protagonist's journey in the movie, they will track their own journeys. At the end of the intensive, students will share these journeys to each other through artistic means (prose, poetry, illustrations, collages, etc.) in a gallery walk to truly become their own main characters! 

Edible Art: Creative Cookies!!

Do you love art? Do you love food that not only looks like art, but tastes good? Have you ever seen those cookies challenges on the Food Network or social media where bakers create cookies that almost look too pretty to eat? Students will learn how to make and bake cookies as well as how to work with royal icing and how to decorate specialty sugar cookies! Participants will learn the skills necessary to replicate the recipes and designs on their own, as well as take home the fruits of their labor after they have worked on creating their own edible masterpieces that will be not only beautiful, but delicious!