Introduction to Processing
Instructor: Joseph GrayTo Be Determined
Members Price: $100
Non Members Price: $160
An introduction to Processing (http://processing.org), a coding language designed for artistic applications. Processing is quick to learn for beginning coders, particularly those with a visual background. The language is simple yet capable of scaling to projects of almost any complexity. It is easy to learn for non-programmers yet powerful enough for seasoned programmers to rapidly develop concepts. Processing has the added benefit of being a free and open source tool that is used by a large and very active community of creative minds internationally. This workshop will guide participants through the creation of a basic drawing tool to introduce the fundamental concepts of Processing. The finished project will be a unique drawing application that can be tweaked and modified to create individual artworks. These images can then be saved in a printable format to show how the language can rapidly turn ideas into tangible results. Class limit 8.
Joseph Gray earned a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1999, focusing in video and sculpture. Since then he has worked with digital art and design practices for both artistic projects and commercial design applications. He began learning programming working in the graphic design industry which quickly led to creating custom software and hardware tools for art installations and visual performances. His sculptural and performance work has been exhibited at Unit B Gallery in San Antonio, TX; Meridian Gallery and The Lab in San Francisco, CA and a variety of venues in the Pacific Northwest including 911 Media's former new media gallery. http://grauwald.com