Coding for Artists with p5.js – P02W01-21

Date: Jan 11 - 13, 2021

Skill Level(s): Open to all i

Instructor(s): Ari Melenciano

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$995 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


This three-day online workshop introduces the basics of coding through creating visual media. Morning tutorial sessions will introduce new ideas through examples. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to individual studio time and one-on-one discussions with Ari. This workshop is created for total beginners with code and will introduce the fundamentals in detail. We’ll create a new project each day as we cover the coding basics of statements, variables, and conditionals. All examples and projects will be created with p5.js, a free, open-source coding environment created for visual artists. Learn more about p5.js at


Ari Melenciano is a creative technologist and researcher who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. Currently, her research lies at the intersections of human-computer interactive technologies, social impacts of technology, counterculture, sound, multi-sensory experiential design, experimental pedagogy and speculative design. Ari is the founder of Afrotectopia, a social institution fostering interdisciplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture and activism. She also teaches creative technology and design at NYU and The Pratt Institute.

Additional Information: Three-day virtual classes meet from 9-11AM and 1-4PM MST via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrant


Electro by Ari Melenciano

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