Announcing: InterAccess Summer Workshop Program

Marcia Huyer, Pssshhhttff, 2016. Image by Yuula Benivolski.

InterAccess is pleased to announce its upcoming season of educational activities, running from May to August 2019. Led by artists and instructors celebrated in the field of media art, these events will introduce you to a wide variety of practices, trends, and new ideas, including how to build air-supported sculptures and inflatables, using Unity and biosignals to build interactive games, and using slime mold for capacitive storytelling.

All events will be held in the InterAccess Studio at 950 Dupont St. in the heart of the Davenport neighborhood.

See below for the full slate of workshops, and visit our website to register.


Intro to Arduino for Artists
Join us to learn how to use Arduino creatively for electronic projects. Whether you are interested in robotics, sound, light art, or just plain old tinkering, this workshop is a great place to start developing your artistic ideas.
May 4 & 11 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Rob Cruickshank
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Let’s move it with Motors!
Discover the fundamental concepts of AC and DC motors and explore how to control, change direction, and adjust the speed of your motors using the L293 and 555.
May 14 & 21 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Lorena Salomé
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Exploring JavaScript and Robots
Discover the world of JavaScript and what it can do. Learn how to combine Node.js, Johnny-five, and Arduino to create your own morse code machine.
May 28 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Stuart Sackler
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Intro to Projection Mapping
Join us for an introduction to the TouchDesigner interface to learn standard techniques of projection mapping and turn objects and spaces into display surfaces for video projection.
June 1, 8 & 15 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Markus Heckmann
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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.
June 4 & 11 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Brendan Lehman
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Touch, Sound, Pulse: DIY wearable and handheld Vibrotactile Systems
Artists have been using “Vibrotactility” to combine visual, audio, and tactile elements into a highly sensorial art practice. Join us for an introduction to building a DIY vibrotactile system!
June 22 | 1-4pm & June 26 | 7-9pm
Instructor: David Bobier, Founder and Director of VibraFusionLab
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Slime Mold as Capacitive Storytelling
Explore the elaborate world of bio-ecosystems! In this workshop, you will learn how to cultivate and care for your slime mold, creating a hospitable ecosystem for it to flourish.
June 25 & July 2 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Ashley Lewis
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Build Your Own Experimental Noise Synthesizer
Learn how to build a unique audio effect circuit – the Fort Processor! All the necessary components will be provided in a kit, as well as guidance to build your device from scratch.
June 29 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Gabriel De Oliveira
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PUFF! Create Inflatable Forms
Are you interested in experimenting with the inflated form? Join us for a three-session masterclass taught by renowned installation artist Marcia Huyer and get a chance to create your own large-scale inflatable sculpture.
July 6 | 1-4pm
July 9 | 7-10pm
July 20 | 10am-1pm
Instructor: Marcia Huyer
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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with Zeesy Powers
Join us for an afternoon of editing Wikipedia pages to increase the visibility of women and female-identified artists working at the intersection of art and technology.
May 25 | 1-5pm
Presented in collaboration with Art Metropole
Host: Zeesy Powers
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Expressing Emotion in Robotic Objects
Are robots capable of communicating emotions? This is an introduction to robotic puppetry, how they engage in human-interaction, and the way people relate to them.
June 5 | 7-9pm
Host: Parvin Farahzadeh
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It’s not too late to sign up for our last workshops of the season! Join us on April 20 and learn how to build your own Tamagotchi or explore soft circuits and sensors for wearable technology projects with Lee Jones on April 23 & 30.

InterAccess Studio at 950 Dupont St. 2019. Image by Jennifer Toole.


Join us at the InterAccess studio this summer! InterAccess is pleased to offer a special promotion on membership fees. From April 15 to May 31, sign up and get an annual membership for $250 or a monthly production membership for $50.

Here are some benefits of signing up for an IA membership:

  • 24/7 access to the studio
  • Access to tool training
  • 35% discount on workshops
  • A community of peers, makers, and collaborators

For more information and/or to register for a membership, click here!

Every Wednesday we open our doors to the studio. Join us to see what people are making or bring along your own project to work on. Staff and community members are on site to provide project assistance or a tour of the facility. Bring works in progress, or just come hang out with other community members! No registration necessary, attendance is always free. Every Wednesday, 7-10pm

We regret that at this time InterAccess does not have barrier-free access; we are currently working to improve the accessibility of all facilities.

There are five steps up to our main entrance. Once inside all facilities are on the same level, and there is a single-user washroom inside the unit.

Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

950 Dupont Street, Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
+1 416.532.0597

Studio: 24/7 access available
Open Studio: Wednesday 7pm – 10pm for everyone
Gallery: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm / Open until 10pm every Wednesday Admission is always free

For media inquiries, publicity images, and more information, please contact:

Cléo Sallis-Parchet, Education and Outreach Coordinator