DATES: August 3 – 7, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – III
CONCEPT: This workshop explores the relationship between writing code and digital fabrication. The focus is 2-D techniques using the laser cutter, CNC router, and vinyl cutter to draw, etch, cut, and more. With Processing software and access to the fabrication lab, each student will explore individual ideas within this emerging way of making and thinking. Tutorials and code samples will be balanced with individual reviews and time to work in the studio.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students write code to create images for high-resolution digital prints using the processing environment and print on digital printers. No programming experience is necessary, but participants should be very comfortable using computers. Too much programming experience is discouraged.
ACTIVITIES: We learn through short presentations on technique/concept and studio work sessions. The instructor tutors students individually during studio time. New techniques are introduced in the first three days with concentration on a final project during the last two days.
FACULTY: Casey Reas is an internationally recognized artist and educator. He has exhibited his work internationally at institutions including Laboral, in Gijon, Spain, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York and the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway. Casey is the co-founder of Processing.org. In September 2007, he published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists. He is a Professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA. www.reas.com
Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1175
Studio Fee: $100