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Learn to Design with Canva

Learn to Design with Canva

Published: January 28, 2021

Want to take your social media posts to the next level? Make flyers for an event? Create a personalized card for a friend?

The Catawba County Library will show you how to easily create and design projects with an introduction to Canva, a free, do-it-yourself program for personal or business use that anyone can learn. The virtual class takes place at 11 am on Wednesday, February 3 via Zoom. To register for the Intro to Canva class and receive the meeting code, visit or call 828.465.8665.

Canva simplifies the process of graphic design by offering easy drag-and-drop techniques, ready-made layouts, a huge selection of stock images and fonts, and simple photo-editing tools. The library’s class will share basic details about Canva’s variety of resources, helping new users get started immediately and working with them to create an account, customize designs, and share those designs with friends and colleagues.

Canva is especially useful in anticipating the needs of designers and entrepreneurs. Its templates come in standard sizes, so you can create a business card, Instagram post, business presentation, or Facebook banner just by choosing what you want to make. Then, the versatile software guides you through the design process, offering plenty of options so that the final product is something professional-looking and unique.

Following the introductory class, the Catawba County Library will be offering a second Canva workshop focused on Valentine designs. It takes place at 11 am on Wednesday, February 10, and will lead participants through the steps of making a personalized greeting card. It will also address different ways to make and share digital cards. Register for this Zoom session at or by calling 828.465.8665.