Workshops

Jan 28 2020

Embodying the Mal/function

Our Studio Artist-in-Residence seb pines will be leading a discussion and experimental workshop about the intersections of physical computing and disability. Co-presented with Tangled Art + Disability. 

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Feb 1 2020 to Feb 15 2020

Hyperreal Sensations

Dive into the digital media landscape with Hiba Ali and learn how to use Blender to produce a video that combines 3D animation with audio, found footage, and live video recordings.

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Feb 18 2020

Building Blocks to Analog Electronics

Join us for an intermediate workshop on Operational Amplifiers and discover their special power supply requirements, the common op-amp circuit configurations, and how to use an oscilloscope to visualize analog voltage.

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Feb 22 2020 to Feb 29 2020

From Photogrammetry to 3D Printing

Learn how to transform physical objects into 3D prints! This two-part workshop will begin with a hands-on introduction to the basics of photogrammetry and will acquaint artists with digital modeling and the 3D printing process.

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Mar 3 2020

Bio-Data Touchpads

Build your own customized touchpads that can trigger sounds, samples, and sequencers, collect bio-data, be used with analog or digital synthesizers, and so much more. With this device you can start listening to the biology around you!

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Mar 21 2020

Atari Punk Console

Want to make your own DIY sound synthesizer? Join us to learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

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Mar 24 2020 to Mar 31 2020

Interacting with Addressable LEDs

Learn how to program and control Addressable LEDs with code! Leon Lu will facilitate an exploration into creating interactive light systems based on inputs from sensors and outputs through light. 

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Mar 28 2020 to Apr 4 2020

Intuitive Experimental Field Recording

Any sound can be used as an emotional barometer of time and place. This masterclass lead by Kristel Jax embraces limitation and chance to demonstrate the endless sonic potential of one’s surroundings. 

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Apr 7 2020 to Apr 21 2020

Immersive World-Building

Jawa El Khash will teach the history, basic hardware, and process of world-building in virtual reality. Co-presented with Gallery 44. 

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Current workshop
Jan 18 - 25, 2020

Making Art with Electronics

Do you want to learn to make interactive work, sound art, electronic music, kinetic sculptures, robots, wearable technology, and more? Galen Macdonald will teach the basics of simple circuits, logic gates, and electronic components in a workshop developed specifically for artists.

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Past workshop
Dec 7 - 14, 2019

Let's Build a Robot!

SOLD OUT -- Join us to 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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Past workshop
Nov 24, 2019

DIY Eurorack ADSR

Build your own Eurorack Envelope Generator at the Toronto Sound Festival. Join us to practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and add a new unit into your rack!

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Past workshop
Nov 23 - 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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Past workshop
Nov 16, 2019

Making Things With Light

SOLD OUT -- 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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Past workshop
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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Past workshop
Oct 29, 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. Join us to make spooky sounds with Arduino to celebrate Halloween!

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Past workshop
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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Past workshop
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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