Workshops

Oct 21 2017

From Dust to Deep Learning: an Intro to Generative Poetry

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Oct 28 2017 to Nov 4 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. Students will learn some basic mechanics and understanding of how to use precision and measuring tools. This workshop will cover the basis of how a lathe works, how to set it up and operate it and the basis of how a mill works, how to set it up and operate it for simple machining. 

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Nov 7 2017

Intro to Op Amps and Analog Electronics

Maybe you've struggled to get a wider range of values from a sensor into your Arduino. Maybe you're interested in building an analog synth.  Maybe you are a sound artist who wants to build a microphone preamp, or a mixer. You might not know it yet, but Op-amps are what you need in your life!

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Nov 11 2017

Projection Mapping for Artists

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This workshop is intended for artists interested in working with videos and projections for art installations of any size.

We will go over the fundamentals of projection mapping like projector types, lumens and perspective, as well as introducing the group to Isadora (theatre VJ software, node-based)  great for composing multiple videos and mapping them to 2D and 3D surfaces. We will also discuss conceptual development, best practices, live-event optimization, and free online resources for footage.

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Nov 14 2017 to Nov 21 2017

Intro to Processing for Artists

Learn the basics of Processing, an indispensable programming tool for artists. Join Tess Sutherland as she teaches the ABC’s of algorithmic drawing and interactive animations. Session 1 will teach the basics of drawing with code. Session 2 will show how to animate code through parameterization, and how to interface the mouse and keyboard with your creations. In both sessions, Tess will show examples of a wide range of artworks made with Processing and identify further resources for students.

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Nov 25 2017

Light, Performance and the Stage: Projection Mapping for Theatre

Build on the foundational skills of projection mapping by designing a functioning theatre set with light! This course will invite actors to collaborate with workshop participants to design an assigned scene, which will feature projection mapping as both a narrative device and set design technique. The class will be divided into groups of two projection mappers and one or two actors.

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Jun 21, 2016

Sun-drinkers Solar Energy Workshop with Peter Flemming

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with artist Peter Flemming in a Sun-drinkers Solar Energy Workshop! In this workshop you will create a simple, small sun-drinker from electronic components that can twitch, twitter or twinkle. 

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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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