InterAccess Launches Online Fall 2020 Educational Program


Deep Fake Birdsong, Kelly Heaton and Johann Diedrick, 2020.

Launching the InterAccess Fall 2020 Educational Program

InterAccess is thrilled to announce its upcoming season of educational and skill-building workshops, offered exclusively online, from September to December 2020. Led by local and international artists celebrated in the field of media art, these events will introduce a wide variety of skills and practices, including biomimicry, sound and audio synthesis, and scripting and coding interfaces.

Thanks to the generous support of EQ Bank, all events will be presented for free or pay-what-you-can to reduce barriers for artists interested in exploring media art practices and to encourage wide participation.

Visit our website for the full programming.


Democratizing Mushroom Cultivation: Fungal Bio-Materials
Get introduced to the fantastic potential of mycelium for collaboration and experimentation at the intersection of art and science with Tosca Terán.
Sunday, October 18 | 1PM-4PM
Register Here (PWYC)

Microbial Life in Mud
In this hands-on workshop, Nicole Clouston will teach you how to build sculptures that use mud as a medium in order to explore the life within it and our connections to it.
Saturday, October 24 | 2PM-4PM
Register Here (PWYC)


Jessica Ekomane performing live, photo taken by Camille Blake.

Intro to Sound Synthesis in Max/MSP
Jessica Ekomane will provide an introduction to elementary skills for working with sound synthesis in the software Max, in the context of experimental electronic music performance and sound art. This workshop is developed and presented in partnership with Mutant Promise (UK).
Wednesday, October 28 | 4PM-6PM
Register Here (PWYC)

Deep Fake Birdsong – Artist Talk
Artists Kelly Heaton and Johann Diedrick will talk about their collaborative project “Deep Fake Birdsong” in which they explore the expressiveness of analog electronics to generate waveforms that sound surprisingly like real birds.
Thursday, October 29 | 7PM-8:30PM
Register Here (FREE)

Live Coding in Supercollider
Joanne Armitage will show participants how to get started making music with code in SuperCollider, a powerful open-source platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. This workshop is developed and presented in partnership with Mutant Promise (UK).
Thursday, November 5 | 4PM-6PM
Register Here (PWYC)


Life in the Boundary Layer, Audio-visual simulation by Deirdre Morrison, 2020.

Parametric Thinking with Images
In this workshop, Kedar Undale will explore how to transform images into designs and patterns or abstract them into 3D forms. Participants will get a basic introduction to the scripting interface of Grasshopper3D.
Saturday, November 7 & 14 | 11AM-1:30PM
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Immersive Audio: Experimental Sound Design in Unity3D
Join Deirdre Morrison for an advanced two-part workshop on building adaptive and sonic environments using Unity3D, FMOD, and Ableton’s Max for Live.
Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12 | 5PM-7PM
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Generating Images with Shaders
Learn how to make algorithmic images and animations with GLSL shaders. Jeremy Rotsztain will teach participants how to synthesize colours and generate 2D shapes and patterns in real-time.
Tuesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 19 | 5PM-7PM
Register Here (PWYC)

Create a Discord Bot!
Join Tess Sutherland to explore the wonderful world of online communities and learn how to use code to customize your own bot in Discord servers.
Tuesday, November 24 & Thursday, November 26 | 5PM-7PM
Register Here (PWYC)


OAC Grant Writing Workshop
Bring your proposals, ideas, and questions and gain valuable knowledge about preparing a successful Media Arts grant application, with Mark Haslam from the Ontario Arts Council.
Thursday, September 17 | 5PM-7PM
Register Here (FREE)

TAC Grant Writing Workshop
Peter Kingstone will lead an informal discussion on how to prepare your grant application for the Toronto Arts Council Media Artists Program.
Thursday, September 24 | 5PM-7PM
Register Here (FREE)

The InterAccess Fall 2020 Educational Program is generously supported by EQ Bank.

EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank™. EQ Bank continually challenges the status quo to bring better banking solutions to Canadians. We are proud to celebrate and elevate the work of emerging digital artists across Canada and contribute to the growth of digital arts practice through arts education and community engagement. To learn more, visit

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.

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