Workshops

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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May 13 2017

Solution Culture: Hydroponics for Creative Practice

Emerging artist and environmental steward Paul Chartrand will lead participants through an introductory course to hydroponics and creating customized soil-less gardening systems for artistic and expressive applications. Using recycled materials, each participant will be guided through the construction of a simple mechanism that can both aerate and pump water to plants. Participants will also be introduced to essential supplies and local suppliers for building on knowledge acquired in the workshop and completing a hydroponic system on a larger scale.

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May 16 2017 to May 23 2017

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work. This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher. You will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  

Dates: Tuesday May 16 and 23

Time: 7-10pm

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May 30 2017 to Jun 6 2017

Intro to Processing for Artists (Series)

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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Jun 10 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.  These exercises and recordings will inform the development of unique and bespoke digital systems and performance instruments allowing participants to perform and manipulate real world sounds through psycho geography, maps and interactive interfaces.

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Jun 17 2017

Sensing Installations: Interfacing Processing with Arduino

Learn how to create coded animations and video effects that respond to their environments using two ubiquitous and open source coding tools: Processing and Arduino. Tess Sutherland will demonstrate the powerful capabilities of interfacing Arduino and Processing in a variety of examples of interactive art. By the end of the session students will use inputs and outputs to create tangible interactivity in their projects, and leave this workshop with the ability to create a tangible output from their code as well as use real-world inputs to drive their work.

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Jun 20 2017

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Learn how to use 3D printers safely and creatively in this introductory workshop. Amir Far will introduce some of the powerful capabilities of 3D printing for art making contexts, and give guidance on proper usage and maintenance of 3D printers. Students will learn prepare 3D models to be printed using Cura, and then learn how to set up, use, and clean the 3D printer.

Date:  Tuesday June 20

Time: 7-10pm

Registration Fee: 

Annual Studio or Workshop Pass Discount $45

Regular Price $60

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Jul 4 2017

Pocket Sized Radio Transmitter for Installation and Performance

Get started with radio art by learning how to make a battery powered radio transmitter for use in sound installations and performances. Simplify installations with wireless connectivity, or experiment with the sounds of radio interference. 

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Jul 25 2017

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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May 7 - 21, 2015

Interactive Installations in Max 7: A 3-Part Series

NOTE: This is a 3-part workshop series taking place across three Thursdays: May 7, May 14, May 21. You are welcome to sign up for one workshop individually or all three.

In this workshop, we will learn the ins and outs of the Max 7 programming environment as well as some universal concepts to most programming languages as well as electronics. To do this, we will learn the basics of manipulating both pre-recorded and live video feeds in real-time!

Introduction to Max 7

Thursday May 7, 7-10pm

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Apr 16 - 30, 2015

Arduino for Artists: a 3-Part Series

NOTE: This is a 3-part workshop series taking place across three Thursdays: April 16, April 23rd, and April 30th. You are welcome to sign up for one workshop individually or all three.

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Feb 21, 2015

Intro to Interactive Art with Max 7

Max 7 is a perfect tool for artists learning to create interactive installations, particularly those which use camera or audio input. It's a graphical approach to programming, in which artists create "patches" by visually connecting objects which represent inputs, outputs and functions, rather than typing out lines of code.

We're going to learn how to use this powerful tool to create an interactive video piece!

 

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Feb 19, 2015

Vector Festival Workshop: Glitch.Jam.3

The return of Vector's immensely successful glitch.jam workshop!

What’s a Glitch.Jam? It’s part-workshop/ part jam, where Team Vector will walk you through the basics of circuit bending battery operated / plug and play gaming devices. We’ll show you how to crack them open, and how to employ a variety of techniques to create your own game glitches!

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Nov 29, 2014

The Craft of Electronic Fabrication with Rob Cruickshank

From Breadboard to Biennale.

Electronics is part art, part science and part craft. The workshop is about the craft, a topic often neglected in modern electronics education. 

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Nov 13, 2014

Creative App Development, Part 3: Intermediate Interface, and Introducing Swift

Note: this is a 3-part series. We strongly recommend signing up for all three (and you'll receive a discount on this page if you do!) but if you are interested in only one or two of the topics, or are unable to attend one of the sessions, then you're free to sign up for only the workshops you need.

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Nov 6, 2014

Creative App Development Part 2: Interface Design for Desktop and iOS

Note: this is a 3-part series. We strongly recommend signing up for all three (and you'll receive a discount on this page if you do!) but if you are interested in only one or two of the topics, or are unable to attend one of the sessions, then you're free to sign up for only the workshops you need. Just make sure you've got a good handle on the material presented in the workshops you missed!

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Oct 30, 2014

Creative App Development, Part 1: Objective-C and Cocoa fundamentals

Note: this is a 3-part series. We strongly recommend signing up for all three (and you'll receive a discount on this page if you do!) but if you are interested in only one or two of the topics, or are unable to attend one of the sessions, then you're free to sign up for only the workshops you need. Just make sure you've got a good handle on the material presented in the workshops you missed!Series Overview

You've just been struck with a bolt of inspiration for a "killer app" that will certainly make you millions on the App Store.

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Oct 18 - 19, 2014

Intro to Electronics with Rob Cruickshank

NOTE: This is a 2-session workshop taking place on October 18th and 19th, from 11AM-5PM. The registration fee covers both days,  as well as a fun grab bag of electronic materials we'll use in the workshop. 

InterAccess' most famous and essential workshop is back!

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work, or wishing to create presentation-quality projects with microcontrollers such as Arduino.

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