Workshops

Dec 7 2019 to Dec 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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Jan 18 2020 to Jan 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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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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Oct 1 - 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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Sep 21 - 22, 2019

Art Writing & Criticism in the Digital Age -- FULL

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 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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