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Generative Art Workshops

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Saturday, May 25th, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm

$50 for one or $90 for both (materials included)
**For PWYC option please contact instructor

To reserve a spot.  E-transfer to: stephen@sspboyd.ca

 

Workshops Description

This 3-hour workshop introduces the concepts of generative art and focuses on creating pieces using basic drawing tools, rules sets, and chance. The workshop strives to be hands-on and collaborative.

 

The goal for these workshops is always the same: 

  1. to learn about Generative Art, 

  2. make some ourselves, and 

  3. enjoy the time we spend together.

Generative Art originated in the early 1960s with pioneering artists such as Vera Molnár and Manfred Mohr. It has roots in the early computer graphics and music experiments of that era. While it is typically associated with computers and code, the underlying principles of rules and constrained randomness lend it to any number of artistic mediums.

For more information:  http://sspboyd.ca/

 

What To Bring:

Just yourself! All materials will be provided. 

If you have some favourite drawing tools then of course feel free to bring anything you’d like.

Introduction to Generative Art Concepts

 

Workshops Description

Workshop Description:

This is a 3-hour follow-up workshop to the Intro to Generative Art Workshop. 

 

In this workshop we will expand the artistic materials we use for our generative artworks. We will also consider different sources of randomness and more complex rules for their impact on generative art. 

 

Again, all materials for the workshop will be provided. Feel free to bring along any materials you might like to work with as well. 

 

We will briefly look at how these principles are explored with computers and performance based inputs. Just remember that there is no programming involved or required. It is just a peek to see where else we can take this. 

 

It is not required to take the first workshop, however this “Next Steps…” workshop assumes a level of familiarity with Generative Art and its principles. 

 

For more information:  http://sspboyd.ca/

 

What To Bring:

Just yourself! All materials will be provided. 

If you have some favourite drawing tools then of course feel free to bring anything you’d like.

Next Steps in Generative Art

Instructor Bio

Stephen Boyd is a Toronto based artist using code as a medium for creating prints and interactive works since 2003.

For the last 20 years, Stephen has explored the idea of simple patterns written in code, repeating millions of times to create beauty through emergent structure. His work for the last five years has focused on creating generative art for print and screen.

Stephen's prints and installation work have been exhibited in solo and group shows. He has presented at the Marshall McLuhan Festival, Siggraph, and held an Artist-in-Residence position at Centennial College.

In addition to his art practice Stephen runs workshops, has taught at University of Toronto and gives talks on the nature of designing with code, data visualization and generative art. 

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