InterAccess Fall 2019 Educational Program


Projection Mapping workshop with Markus Heckmann at InterAccess, Summer 2019.

InterAccess Fall 2019 Educational Program

InterAccess is pleased to announce its upcoming season of educational workshops and free professional development events, running from September to December 2019. Led by artists, writers, and educators celebrated in the field of media art, these programs feature a wide variety of practices, trends, and new ideas. Topics include live VJing with Resolume Arena, creating interactive installations with LEDs, building robots, and 3D scanning built environments.

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.


Heavy Lifting, Light Machining
Get introduced to the basic principles of machining with Naomi Dodds. Learn how to operate a milling machine and metal lathe to make fundamental components for robotic, mechanic, and kinetic art.
September 14 | 12-5pm
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Live VJing with Resolume
Discover the 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.
September 28, October 1 & 3 | Various times
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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.
October 8 | 7-10pm
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Staining for Microscopy
Visual artist and scientist Raddah Chaddah will teach how to mount stains and natural dyes made from saffron, beets, and blue-green algae, and prepare them for photography using the InterAccess microscopes.
October 12 | 1-4pm
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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.
October 19 | 1-4pm
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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
October 26 | 11am-2pm
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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.
November 2 | 1-4pm
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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.
November 9 | 1-5pm
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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?
November 16 | 1-4pm
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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.
December 7 & 14 | 1-4pm
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Image created by Simon Rabyniuk, 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)
September 21 & 22 | 1-4pm
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Experimental Reading Group: Drawing Out Urban Interfaces
Technology transforms how people live, as well as their attitudes, instincts, personas, and psyches, all of which comprises human subjectivity. This experimental seminar lead by Simon Rabyniuk will bring together artists, designers, and technologists to read, discuss, and explore current issues related to technology and the city.
November 23 & 30 | 1-4pm
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TAC New Media Grant Writing Workshop
September 17 | 7-9pm

OAC New Media Grant Writing Workshop
September 24 | 7-9pm

Info Session: How to Propose an InterAccess Workshop
October 15 | 7-9pm

Please RSVP to Space is limited.


Every Wednesday 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. Every Wednesday, 7-10pm.


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 7pm – 10pm for everyone

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.