Rob Cruickshank
Nov 16, 2019

Making Things With Light

In this workshop, participants will look at how light behaves, and explore many different sources of light that can be used in artworks. We will explore the physics of light: Is it a wave? A particle? Or both? What is the difference between reflection and refraction? What is colour, and how do we see it?

We will look at how to use LEDs, but also go way beyond, exploring incandescent bulbs, neon, fluorescent and luminous materials, lasers, and even chemical and biological sources of light! Along the way, we will look at historical and contemporary examples of light art, and have hands-on experience with various light sources.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 1-5PM

Registration Fees:

Member: $50 + $10 materials cost

Non-Member: $75 + $10 materials cost

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? Some basic electronics knowledge, and experience with Arduino would be helpful, but not necessary.

About the Instructor: Rob Cruickshank is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist. He works in various media including electronic and robotic installations, sound art, electroacoustic music, and photography, and has been exhibited in Toronto, and internationally. Rob has developed a number of workshops at InterAccess, providing an opportunity to learn electronics, and has assisted numerous artists with the technological challenges of realizing their works. 

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