Tobias Williams
Jun 12 - 19, 2021
1–4 PM EST

Intro to Spark AR

Online via Zoom — Register Here!

This is a two-part workshop.

Part I: Sat, Jun 12 from 1–4 PM EST
Part II: Sat, Jun 19 from 1–4 PM EST

Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience that adds to the real-world environment with computer-generated perceptual information, often across multiple sensory modalities. In this workshop with Tobias Williams, gain introductory-level knowledge of how to create and publish interactive AR social media filters on Facebook’s easy-to-use Spark AR platform. Perfect for beginners who are looking to get into 3D digital editing software and interactive art-making! 

Workshop Setup/Requirements

  • A reliable Internet connection
  • Computer/laptop w/ mouse and keyboard capabilities
  • Zoom desktop client (w/ working mic, speaker, chat, and screen sharing)
  • A working Zoom account login
  • Spark AR Studio & associated system requirements
  • Instagram or Facebook account (please feel free to create a dummy account for this workshop specifically)

Please make sure to prepare and test out this setup well before the workshop. If you run into any issues with installing or using this software, contact for troubleshooting advice. 

Need help with pre-workshop setup & install? Want to catch up or review content from the last workshop session? Drop into a workshop Zoom link within the hour before a given session start; Education & Outreach Coordinator Belinda Kwan will be there to support you.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Please email to request a refund. We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

About the Instructor

Tobias Williams is an artist and educator working with digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He holds an MFA from York University and currently works as an instructor at OCAD U, Humber College and Toronto School of the Arts. His work has been shown both locally and internationally including exhibitions at Material Art fair in Mexico City, The Brandscape In Toronto, the AGM in Mississauga and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin as part of Transmediale 2020.

Questions? See our new workshops FAQ here and find tips on navigating Zoom-based classes here. You can email if you have any other questions about the workshop or require additional support.

PWYC admission for the June 2021 workshops is made possible through the support of EQ Bank.

EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank™. As a future-ready financial institution, fostering innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We firmly believe in the benefits of open banking and continue to invest in technology to serve the changing and growing financial needs of Canadians.

Cover images from left to right: Lorna Thrills, 2021; Wow reacts Only, 2020; OK, 2020. Images courtesy of artist, Tobias Williams.

Equity Access Pricing

To reduce financial barriers, a pay-what-you-can discount is available for any community members that self-identify as part of an equity-seeking group. To request an Equity Access code to use for workshop registration, please email Studio Members also receive a discounted rate on workshops, in addition to other great benefits.

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