InterAccess Educational Program – Winter 2020


Open Studio at InterAccess, every Wednesday 6pm-9pm.

InterAccess Educational Program – Winter 2020

InterAccess is launching its upcoming season of educational and skill-building workshops, running from January to April 2020. Led by instructors and artists celebrated in the field of media art, these workshops will introduce a wide variety of skills and practices, including 3D animation in Blender, immersive world-building in virtual reality, experimental soundscapes using Ableton, and working with addressable LEDs for interactive projects.

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


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.
Saturday, January 18 & 25 | 1PM-4PM
Register Here

Embodying the Mal/function
Join artist and maker seb pines for a discussion and experimental workshop on the intersections of physical computing and disability. This event is co-presented with Tangled Art + Disability.
Tuesday, January 28 | 6PM-9PM
Location: The Commons, 4th Floor, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto.
Register Here (PWYC)

Hyperreal Sensations: 3D Animation in Blender
Dive into a 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.
Saturday, February 1, 8 & 15 | 1PM-4PM
Register Here

Building Blocks to Analog Electronics
Join us for an intermediate workshop with Rob Cruickshank to learn the basics of Operational Amplifiers for audio, synthesizers, and digital circuit projects. Participants will discover their special power supply requirements, the common op-amp circuit configurations, and how to use an oscilloscope to visualize analog voltage.
Tuesday, February 18 | 6:30PM-9:30PM
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Jawa El Khash, The Upper Side of The Sky sketch, made in Houdini, 2019.

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.
Saturday, February 22 & 29 | 1PM-4PM
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Bio-Data Touchpads
Tosca Teran will lead a workshop on how to build 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!
Tuesday, March 3 | 6PM-10PM
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Atari Punk Console
Make your own DIY sound synthesizer with Tess Sutherland! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the classic Atari Punk Console!
Saturday, March 21 | 1PM-4PM
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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.
Tuesday, March 24 & 31 | 6:30PM-9:30PM
Register Here


Kristel Jax, Intuitive Experimental Field Recording, masterclass at InterAccess in 2020.

Intuitive Experimental Field Recording
Any sound can be used as an emotional barometer of time and place. This masterclass by Kristel Jax will embrace limitation and chance to demonstrate the endless sonic potential of one’s surroundings. With handheld portable recorders and objects of their choosing, participants will record sound, then mix, manipulate, and collage their recordings in Ableton to create an original composition that reflects on the time and place it was recorded.
Saturday, March 28 & April 4 | 1PM-4PM
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Immersive World-Building
In this three-part workshop series, Jawa El Khash will teach the history, basic hardware, and process of world-building in virtual reality. Participants will learn how to create panoramic images, generate spherical sky maps, build custom textures to use as materials for 3D objects, and incorporate typography and spatial audio into their virtual environment. This workshop is co-presented with Gallery 44.
Tuesday, April 7, 14 & 21 | 6:30PM-9:30PM
Register Here


Processing Community Day: Generative Drawing
Join us for a special Open Studio dedicated to the art of generative drawing as part of the worldwide Processing Community Day program.
Wednesday, February 12 | 7PM-9PM
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Working with Media Art in the Gallery
Adrienne Crossman will lead a free info session for artists, curators, and arts administrators on how to exhibit media-based artworks.
Thursday, February 20 | 7PM-9PM
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Every Wednesday from 6pm-9pm we open our studio doors to the public. Join us to see what people are making or bring your own project to work on. Staff and community members are on site to provide project assistance or a tour of the facility. No registration necessary, attendance is always free.

The last Open Studio of 2019 will be held on December 11. Our weekly Open Studio program will resume on January 8, 2020.


For more information, media inquiries, or publicity images contact:
Cléo Sallis-Parchet, Education and Outreach Coordinator


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 St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2

Gallery: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm
Open until 8pm every Wednesday
Admission is always free

Studio: 24/7 access for members
Open Studio: Wednesday 6pm – 9pm for everyone

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Accessibility Information
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 the main entrance, which has double doors. The steps do not have handrails. Once inside all facilities are on the same level. There is a single-user washroom inside the unit.