FULLY BOOKED: Creative Coding for Artists


TUESDAYS: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

2nd October – 13th November 2018
(No session on: Tuesday 30th October)


This six-week short course is an opportunity for any skill level, from complete beginners to those with previous (creative) coding experience. On a practical level, Artist Neil C Smith will lead you through various free software tools for creative coding and working with media. Focusing on the popular Processing environment inside PraxisLIVE, exploring graphics, video, mapping, audio, data visualization, and working with sensors. Alongside the tools you will also be encouraged to look at and think about what you might create, with a critical look at how artists are working with code. There will be a focus on exploring work using generative graphics, interactive installations, audio-visual performances, and software art; as well as how artists are engaging with the wider political and social impacts of free (as-in-speech) software.

PraxisLIVE is a hybrid-visual live-coding system that will allow us to cover both visual node based and text based approaches to creative coding. Participants will need to bring their own laptop. All software used will be free and cross-platform (Windows, macOS or Linux).

Cost for 6 sessions (over 7 weeks, there will be no class on 30th October):

COST: £80 (£70 for OVADA Associates)

Booking in advance is essential.

For further information or to reserve a place please contact: classes@ovada.org.uk

Please note: this workshop is due to be held in our first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.

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