Workshops

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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Jun 20, 2017

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Learn how to use 3D printers safely and creatively in this introductory workshop. Amir Far will introduce some of the powerful capabilities of 3D printing for art making contexts, and give guidance on proper usage and maintenance of 3D printers. Students will learn prepare 3D models to be printed using Cura, and then learn how to set up, use, and clean the 3D printer.

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Jun 17, 2017

Sensing Installations: Interfacing Processing with Arduino

Learn how to create coded animations and video effects that respond to their environments using two ubiquitous and open source coding tools: Processing and Arduino. Tess Sutherland will demonstrate the powerful capabilities of interfacing Arduino and Processing in a variety of examples of interactive art. By the end of the session students will use inputs and outputs to create tangible interactivity in their projects, and leave this workshop with the ability to create a tangible output from their code as well as use real-world inputs to drive their work.

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Jun 10, 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.  These exercises and recordings will inform the development of unique and bespoke digital systems and performance instruments allowing participants to perform and manipulate real world sounds through psycho geography, maps and interactive interfaces.

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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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