Workshops

Sep 21 2019 to Sep 22 2019

Art Writing & Criticism in the Digital Age

In this two-day workshop, Sky Goodden will discuss the tools and strategies required to navigate the publishing field successfully, and will focus on the professional and practical realities of working in art writing, journalism, and criticism. Presented in collaboration with Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC).

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Sep 28 2019 to Oct 3 2019

Live Vjing with Resolume

Discover infinite possibilities of Resolume Arena with Ilze Briede [Kavi] and learn how to run your own live visual show using the software, projectors, sound, and midi devices. The workshop will finish with an opportunity to showcase your work at a live music venue. 

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Oct 8 2019

Arduino Mozzi Synthesizer

Robertson Holt will teach participants how to build a low-resolution electronic synthesizer with oscillators, delay, reverb, FM synthesis, and sample manipulation.

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Oct 12 2019

Staining for Microscopy

Join us for an in-depth workshop with visual artist and scientist Raddah Chaddah on how to mount stains and natural dyes made from saffron, beets, and blue-green algae, and prepare them for photography using the InterAccess microscopes.

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Oct 19 2019

Drawing with Code using p5.js

Join us for an introduction to generative art and the fundamentals of p5.js, a programming language developed for artists to simplify drawing with code, with instructor Adam Herst.

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Oct 26 2019

Virtual Brush Strokes

Dive into virtual and augmented reality and learn to draw in 3D space using Tilt Brush with multimedia artist Casey Koyczan. Presented as part of imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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Nov 2 2019

Basic Electronics, the Body and Squishy Futures

Lee Wilkins will teach you how to build basic circuits and switches. This exploratory workshop serves as a departure point for considering how cybernetics, materials, and the future of electronics will unfold.

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Nov 9 2019

3D Scanning of Built Environments

Are you curious to capture a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a laser scanner? Codrin Talaba will provide an overview of 3D scanning spaces at different scales: from rooms to buildings to streetscapes. 

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Nov 16 2019

Making Things With Light

Let’s take a look at how light behaves, and explore different sources of light that can be used in artworks. Rob Cruickshank will contemplate 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? 

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Nov 23 2019 to Nov 30 2019

Drawing Out Urban Interfaces — Experimental Reading Group

Technology transforms how people live, as well as their attitudes, instincts, personas, and psyches, all of which comprise human subjectivity. This experimental workshop lead by Simon Rabyniuk will bring together artists, designers, and technologists to read, discuss and explore present-day issues related to technology and the city. 

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Dec 7 2019 to Dec 14 2019

Intro to Robotics

Build a robot friend who can follow you around and navigate your home without bumping into things! Tess Sutherland will introduce you to soldering, circuitry, Arduino programming, and basic robotics ideas – including anthropomorphism and behaviour creation. 

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Sep 14, 2019

Heavy Lifting, Light Machining

Get an introduction to the basic principles of machining with Naomi Dodds. Learn how to operate a milling machine and metal lathe to create a motor coupling with a shaft keyway. 

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Jul 27, 2019

Build Your Own Psychogeographic Noise Synth!

SOLD OUT -- In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to build your own experimental noise synthesizer - the Fort Processor! All the necessary components in kit format will be provided, as well as guidance to build your device from scratch. 

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Jul 16 - 23, 2019

Building Interactivity: An Introduction to Unity and Biosignals

Learn how to use the game engine Unity to construct an interactive digital experience with real-time biofeedback from the user.

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Jul 13, 2019

Intro to 3D Modeling: Digital Sculpting with Rhino

Join artist and architect Jaimie Howard for an introduction to the intricate 3D modeling program Rhino.

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Jul 6 - 20, 2019

PUFF! Create Inflatable Forms

SOLD OUT -- Are you interested in experimenting with the inflated form? Join us for a masterclass by Marcia Huyer and learn how to create your own large-scale inflatable sculpture from scratch. The workshop will finish with a collaborative outdoors presentation at Big on Bloor Festival. 

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Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2019

Slime Mold as Capacitive Storytelling

SOLD OUT -- Slime mold is a beautiful living monoculture. Due to its tendency to grow in the pattern of nodes and branches, new media bio-artists have been using it as a medium to represent everything from the functionality of the Internet to diaspora migration patterns of the human race.

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Jun 22 - 26, 2019

Touch, Sound, Pulse: DIY Vibrotactile Systems

Learn about the multisensory and emotive world of vibrotactility with David Bobier of VibraFusionLab and build your own wearable and handheld vibrotactile device. 

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Jun 1 - 15, 2019

Intro to Projection Mapping with TouchDesigner

SOLD OUT -- Join us for an introduction to the TouchDesigner interface to learn standard techniques of projection mapping to turn objects and spaces into display surfaces for video projection.

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May 14 - 21, 2019

Let's Move it with Motors!

Want to learn how to use motors in your art practice? Join us to explore the fundamental concepts of AC and DC and the mechanics associated with motors.

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