Workshops

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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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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May 30 - Jun 6, 2017

Intro to Processing for Artists (Series)

Learn the basics of Processing, an indispensable programming tool for artists. Join Tess Sutherland as she teaches the ABC’s of algorithmic drawing and interactive animations. Session 1 will teach the basics of drawing with code. Session 2 will show how to animate code through parameterization, and how to interface the mouse and keyboard with your creations. In both sessions, Tess will show examples of a wide range of artworks made with Processing and identify further resources for students.

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May 16 - 23, 2017

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work. This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher. You will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  

Dates: Tuesday May 16 and 23

Time: 7-10pm

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May 13, 2017

Solution Culture: Hydroponics for Creative Practice

Emerging artist and environmental steward Paul Chartrand will lead participants through an introductory course to hydroponics and creating customized soil-less gardening systems for artistic and expressive applications. Using recycled materials, each participant will be guided through the construction of a simple mechanism that can both aerate and pump water to plants. Participants will also be introduced to essential supplies and local suppliers for building on knowledge acquired in the workshop and completing a hydroponic system on a larger scale.

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Apr 29 - May 6, 2017

Exploring Fiber as Installation: Techniques and Materials

This two part workshop intensive will provide a survey of textile and fiber materials and techniques, including water soluble fabrics, combining specific techniques with experimental approaches to making. 

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Apr 18 - May 2, 2017

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (series): Intro to Max 7

This is the first in a three-part workshop series on Max 7 taking place at InterAccess during April: 18 (Intro to Max 7), April 25 (Fundamentals for Audio Projects), and May 2 (Detecting Movement with Real-Time Video). Sign up for the full series, or select one or two workshops to support your creative practice.

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Apr 11, 2017

Machinima: Video Games as Found Footage

Learn some techniques for creating your own Machinima artworks with Clint Enns! Machinima is a genre of cinema in which video game footage is used to create movies or moving image art. Clint will lead a discussion on Machinima in experimental found footage practices, and show a diverse range of strategies and works. 

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Mar 25, 2017

Sonic Geography

Join sound artist and sonic adventurer Dan Tapper for an exploration into sound and place. The workshop will focus on delving into the often-overlooked sounds of the world around us through sound walking and field recording exercises. 

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Mar 5, 2017

Heavy Lifting, Light Machining

Have you ever wanted to attach something to your motor? Or use gears? This workshop is an introduction to basic mechanics and basic machining. Learn how to operate the mill and the lathe for making a motor coupling and shaft keyway, for a bore fitted gear. **New Date!**

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Mar 4, 2017

Projection Mapping for Artists

This workshop is intended for artists interested in working with videos and projections for art installations of any size.

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