• Not so far away.

    As a Program Lead for DGTL Creator North, I have had the chance to attend many digital arts events/conferences and have noticed a new trend in regional arts and culture. The distance between the North and the world is shrinking. We are not so far away anymore… Not so far away from other rural communities. […]

  • Digital Creator In Bearskin Lake

    Hey Folks. Laine from Digital Creator Sioux Lookout here! I recently travelled to Bearskin Lake First Nation to do digital photography workshops with the gr 7 and 8’s at Michikan Lake School. This trip was made possible through a partnership with Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre’s “Specialist in the Classroom” Project. The intention of this project […]

  • Ontario Library Service Award of Excellence and Innovation in Technology

    Wow, what an exciting month we’ve had this September! Digital Creator North continues to grow and we’ve had some incredible new staff members join our team as of late – welcome Dom and Shane! We also want to take a moment to say that we are very proud to be recognized by the Ontario Library […]


    Call for Applications: Digital Creator North Program Lead Date Posted: September 7th, 2018 Application Deadline: September 21st, 2018 Start Date: October 1st, 2018 Wage: $19 hourly for a 7 month contract, 35 hours weekly Province: Ontario Region: Northern Ontario Location: Timmins Public Library & Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre Term: Full-time (7 month contract with […]

  • We’re Making a Movie!

    Teens at the Sault Ste. Marie site having been up to some movie-making magic over the past couple of weeks. We are currently in the final stages of post-production, tweaking our masterpiece for an exclusive screening event next month hosted at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library! Lots of work went into this epic fantasy-style […]

  • WE’RE HIRING **subject to funding

    Call for Applications *****SUBJECT TO FUNDING Date Posted: June 14th, 2018 Application Deadline: July 20th, 2018 Start Date: TBD (likely August, 2018) Wage: $34,125 for a 1 year contract Province: Ontario Region: Northern Ontario Location: Kenora Public Library Term: Full-time (1 year contract with potential of renewal) Organization Description The Near North Mobile Media Lab […]

  • Job Opportunity

    Call for Applications Date Posted: June 1st, 2018 Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018 Start Date: July 15th, 2018 Wage: $19 an hour, 35 hour work week Province: Ontario Region: Northern Ontario Location: Temiskaming Shores Public Library Term: Full-time (10 month contract with potential of renewal) Organization Description The Near North Mobile Media Lab actively promotes […]

  • Centennial Smash!

    Inspiring teens from Korah Collegiate in Sault Ste. Marie organized two hugely successful Super Smash Bros. video game tournaments over school holidays this year. Centennial Smash was the first of it’s kind to hit our Library, and it was so popular when we ran it in January that we had to revive it over March […]

  • Digital Line Drawings Illustrator

    Brittany from our Digital Creator Elliot Lake space recently made a tutorial about Digital Line Drawing using Adobe Illustrator. This technique can be used if you would like to turn an existing image into a digital art project. Image courtesy of Metropolitan Museum collection of arts that are public domain. Photograph: Addie Card, 12 years. […]

  • Kenora Double Exposure Workshop

    Last week our Digital Creator Kenora space tried something new which they named the Double Exposure Workshop. The double exposure workshop was hosted at ACE/WJS, which is an attendance centre in Kenora. As a group they took some portrait photographs with different poses and backgrounds using the Canon DSLRs. Then our teens Mekhi and Tishawn uploaded […]

  • April Update

    April has been a good month and the rest of the month is looking just as good! Temiskaming Shores Digital Creator has started hosting weekly clubs during the week along with the stand-alone workshops on Saturdays. The weekly clubs have been going very well as the weekdays are the busiest time for us and they […]

  • Sol Lewitt – “Copied Lines”

    We recently held a workshop here in Sioux Lookout where we created a piece entitled Wall Drawing #797 inspired by Sol Lewitt. Lewitt was an American Conceptual artist famous for his instructionals, among other things. In this set of instruction, the first artist draws an irregular horizontal line and the other artists copy the line without […]

  • March Break Mural Project

    Over the March break Temiskaming shores got a complete makeover on their space. The youth split up into two groups to make the March Break Mural Project unfold. One group was in charge of repainting the space while the other group was in charge of interviewing the artists and filming their work in the making. […]

  • Aperture Play in Sault Ste. Marie

    Taking to the DSLR’s again, we have been playing around with Manual Exposure here in Sault Ste. Marie. In particular, we’ve been working on mastering depth of field/aperture to get those beautiful blurred background shots everybody loves! Here are a few shots by the homeschool group.

  • Light Painting Workshop

    Ever wondered what happens if you give our youth some lights and a camera? Action of course! Take a look at this video which combines both behind the scenes snippets and some of the awesome things our teens were able to create in our Temiskaming Shores Light Painting Workshop!