Evening Course

INTRODUCTION TO GENERATIVE ART

4 sessions x 2 hours
Course price: £120

ABOUT THE COURSE:

An introduction to coding in the context of visual arts, a practical exploration of ways to make generative art using Processing.

Generative art (also called algorithmic art) means that art is created in collaboration with a computer. By the end of the course you will be able to write small pieces of code (or algorithms if you will), so that your instructions drive the computer to generate a digital art piece. This course is aimed at complete beginners, so you won’t need previous experience in either coding or design.

During the course you will learn how to use code as a tool to create amazing visuals.
The classes will alternate new concepts and examples with hands-on exercices to put new ideas into practice. We will experiment with form, colour and repetition and also controlled randomness to create interesting designs and patterns that play with geometry, abstraction and chance. Over the course you will create a range of digital visuals that can be printed or shared online. We will also explore ways to add motion and interactivity to your designs.

PRACTICAL INFO

– 4 weeks x 2 hours each session
– small groups up to 4 people
– you will need to bring a laptop (PC, linux or Mac).
– location: AWOL Studios. Hope Mill, 113 Pollard St., M4 7JA
– either tuesdays or wednesdays evenings 6.30 – 8.30pm
– tea/coffee and cookies provided

Please consult us for next available dates as it runs on demand

For inscriptions and/or questions regarding the course please email info@soisdetraca.com

We have used Processing in many projects to create generative visuals, interactive and projection mapping installations. Here are a couple of examples: Bingo balls, Machine de la Danse.