Introductory Online Workshops Bundle & Open Studio Re-Launch @ InterAccess


Open Studio 2019, from the InterAccess archives.

Take new media workshops and co-work with artist peers online!

InterAccess is thrilled to announce new introductory workshops and the re-launch of its Open Studio as a digital program for June 2021. Establish new media skill foundations, including AR filter creation, creative coding with p5.js, and wiki database creation; hone in on those skills (or work on existing projects) during weekly co-working sessions with the new media arts community over Zoom!

All online workshops and community events are free or offered at a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) rate to reduce barriers for artists interested in exploring media art practices and to encourage wide participation.

Visit our website for the full programming.



From left to right: Lorna Thrills, 2021; Wow reacts Only, 2020; OK, 2020. Images courtesy of artist, Tobias Williams.

Intro to Spark AR
Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience that adds to the real-world environment with computer-generated perceptual information, often across multiple sensory modalities. In this workshop with Tobias Williams, gain introductory-level knowledge of how to create and publish interactive AR social media filters on Facebook’s easy-to-use Spark AR platform. Perfect for beginners who are looking to get into 3D digital editing software and interactive art-making!
Sat, Jun 12 & 19 | 1–4 PM EST
Register Here (PWYC, $29 suggested donation)

Intro to p5.js
Creative coding is a type of computer programming that prioritizes the expressive over the functional, used to create interactive installations, projections and projection mapping, sound art, and much more. Interested but don’t know where to start? P5.js, a free and open-source software, is a great entry point! It’s designed to make coding accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, educators, beginners, and anyone else. Learn the basics of p5.js in this workshop by Tess Sutherland, and get started on your creative coding journey.
Thurs, Jun 10 & 17 | 6–9 PM EST
Register Here (PWYC, $29 suggested donation)

Developing Wikis for Collective Knowledge
Explore how info-sharing platforms reflect community values and put these ideas into practice by creating an experimental wiki website! A database for creating, browsing, and searching through information, a wiki allows for collective knowledge-building through non-linear, evolving, complex, and networked text, allowing for editor collaboration and discussion regarding content and formatting. This workshop, led by Zeesy Powers, is excellent for folks making their first foray into information science, but will also involve entry-points into more advanced discussions of wiki management.
Tues, Jun 22 | 6–9 PM EST
Register Here (PWYC, $20 suggested donation)

NEW workshop office hours!
Need help with pre-workshop setup & install? Want to catch up or review content from the last workshop session? Drop into a workshop Zoom link within the hour before a given session start; Education & Outreach Coordinator Belinda Kwan will be there to support you.

Questions about online workshops?
See our new workshops FAQ here and find tips on navigating Zoom-based classes here. Alternatively, you can email


Open Studio is finally back, upon popular request! Starting June 9, 2021, InterAccess will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions over Zoom, on Wednesdays 7–10 PM EST.

We’ve been listening to your feedback and recognize the demand for more community, co-working, and peer support spaces; these spaces are casual opportunities to discuss ideas, works-in-progress, share feedback, or work side-by-side with like-minded peers.

More Info


PWYC admission for the June 2021 workshops is made possible through the support of EQ Bank.

EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank™. As a future-ready financial institution, fostering innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We firmly believe in the benefits of open banking and continue to invest in technology to serve the changing and growing financial needs of Canadians.


Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to new media and 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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