Workshops

Mar 5 2017

Heavy Lifting, Light Machining

Have you ever wanted to attach something to your motor? Or use gears? This workshop is an introduction to basic mechanics and basic machining. Learn how to operate the mill and the lathe for making a motor coupling and shaft keyway, for a bore fitted gear. **New Date!**

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Mar 25 2017

Sonic Geography

Join sound artist and sonic adventurer Dan Tapper for an exploration into sound and place. The workshop will focus on delving into the often-overlooked sounds of the world around us through sound walking and field recording exercises. 

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Apr 11 2017

Machinima: Video Games as Found Footage

Still from ♥++ (Clint Enns, 2012)

Machinima: Video Games as Found Footage: Machinima is a genre of cinema in which video game footage is used to create movies or moving image art.  In this workshop, we will discuss machinima with regards to experimental found footage moving image practices.  In addition, we will explore techniques for creating your own machinima artworks.   

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Apr 18 2017 to May 2 2017

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (series): Intro to Max 7

This is the first in a three-part workshop series on Max 7 taking place at InterAccess during April: 18 (Intro to Max 7), April 25 (Fundamentals for Audio Projects), and May 2 (Detecting Movement with Real-Time Video). Sign up for the full series, or select one or two workshops to support your creative practice.

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Apr 29 2017 to May 6 2017

Exploring Fiber as Installation: Techniques and Materials

This two part workshop intensive will provide a survey of textile and fiber materials and techniques, including water soluble fabrics, combining specific techniques with experimental approaches to making. 

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Jun 21, 2016

Experimental Electro-magnetism Workshop

Join artist Peter Flemming for a hands on experimentation with diy speakers, found object resonators, hand-wound coils. In this 4 hour workshop, you will wind an electromagnetic coil with magnet wire, to be used as part of of an improvised loudspeaker along with a found-object resonator that you bring in. 

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Jun 19, 2016

Intro to Unity for Artists

In this workshop participants will learn how to use Unity, the game development platform which can be used to build high-quality 3D and 2D games. This workshop will be geared towards artists interested in using the software for creative applications.

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Jun 18, 2016

Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer, and Unexpected Materials

This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine and hand embroidery. Collage techniques will be combined with the use of water soluble stabilizer.  

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Jun 13 - 14, 2016

Audible Objects

This workshop series is divided into two sessions. Participants will learn how to create “audible objects” – objects that can sense their environment and respond to touch, motion, or proximity by triggering music or sound effects. The basics of sensor integration with Arduino and triggering sounds with MIDI will be covered. 

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May 16 - 17, 2016

Intro to Arduino for Artists

In this two part series participants will be introduced to creative coding, circuit construction, sensors and actuators. Whether you are interested in robotics, sound, light art, or just plain old tinkering, these workshops are a great place to develop your artistic ideas.

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May 15, 2016

RGB Textiles: Creating Animated Fabric through Colour Vibration

Join Philippe Blanchard to create costumes that light up and animate under a computerized light show. Participants will explore Philippe’s new media installation practice, experimenting with the interaction of light on coloured dyes and pigments. Designing costumes out of fabric, printed-paper and other pliable materials, participants will learn firsthand how colorimetry and colour perception work to create the illusion of movement. 

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Apr 21 - 28, 2016

Large Scale Light Art (Series)

Back by popular demand! Learn how to control robotic lights, theatrical dimmer units and addressable RGB LEDs!  Participants will explore different ways of controlling sample lighting units (provided) using Arduino, Processing, and openFrameworks, and will consider ways that a small breadboard circuit can be scaled up to a large artwork. We will have samples of many different types of lighting fixtures to control, and discuss ways that you can create your own lighting fixtures. 

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Apr 9, 2016

Make an Atari Punk Console!

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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Mar 26, 2016

Drone Flight Techniques for Artists

Explore flight pattern methods for gathering visuals using a drone. Artist Laura Millard will help you identify ways to get the types of shots you need for your projects. 

In this workshop, participants will review the aesthetics of flight-based drone art, learn basic drone flight safety, and learn a number of drone flight techniques in both indoor and outdoor settings. Advanced techniques will be demonstrated by the instructors. The workshop includes both discussion and hands-on drone flight in small groups. 

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