Gray Area’s Creative Code education program teaches computing skills for artistic expression and professional development. We offer multiple 10-Week immersives, annual funded fellowships, youth apprenticeships and frequent specialized workshops, all with the goal to produce new work.
Responsive Curriculum
  • We change our classes regularly to teach the latest digital tools and update our curriculum in tandem with evolving fields.
  • As artists and coders ourselves, we are aware of gaps in educational offering and are able to curate classes that might not be available anywhere else.
Exceptional Faculty
  • We select seasoned educators who are passionate about accessible creative code education to lead our classes.
  • Our faculty are recognized for actively shaping their fields and practices, while also being active members of their communities.
Accessible Pricing
  • We offer college-level technology instruction for $30 per classroom hour.
  • As a nonprofit, our first priority is educating as many people as possible, regardless of income, background, or experience.
  • We champion small class size to ensure quality instruction in every course.

Upcoming

 

2016 Creative Code Apprenticeship for Girls with Dolby Laboratories

  October 17 - January 18, 2017

Over the course of 10 weeks six Bay Area girls (ages 15-18) will be awarded Creative Code Apprenticeships to work alongside two Creative Code woman artists and develop an interactive artwork for the renowned Dolby Laboratories' Digital Ribbon Screen on Market Street. Applications now closed.

 

2016 Creative Code Youth Apprenticeship with NOW Hunters Point

  October 17 - January 18, 2017

Over the course of 10 weeks four Bay Area youth (ages 15-18) will be awarded Creative Code Apprenticeships to work alongside two Creative Code artists and develop a public interactive artwork for NOW Hunters Point, a project sponsored by PG&E. Applications now closed.

 

Winter 2017 Creative Code Immersive

  January 17, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Now accepting applications for our Winter Cohort - Apply Now! Due January 1st.

Past

 

Things that Sound Workshop with Playtronica

  November 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Playtronica is a toolkit of technologies and strategies for interactivity and play! Turn objects of today into objects of the future by making them audible and interactive.

 

Visual Programming using Paper.js with Jürg Lehni

  October 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Join Gray Area and SFMOMA for a workshop led by Jürg Lehni to learn about the core concepts and philosophies behind the Paper.js library!

 

Fall 2016 Creative Code Immersive

  September 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Now accepting applications for our Fall Cohort - Apply Now!

 

Building Virtual Reality Worlds using Three.js

  August 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM

This introductory workshop will give you the essential tools and knowledge you need to create a living, generative world.

 

Mass Media Hacking Workshop w/ UBERMORGEN

  August 3 - August 5, 2016

Join the European artists of UBERMORGEN for an intensive workshop on conceptual development and utilizing technology as an artistic medium.

 

Building Virtual Reality Worlds using Three.js

  July 31, 2016 - 12:00 PM

This introductory workshop will give you the essential tools and knowledge you need to create a living, generative world.

 

Learning to VJ with gifSlap

  July 30, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Learn the tips and tricks of using gifSlap from Donald Hanson, the creator of the program.

 

Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco

  June 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

David McCandless shares his method & process for creating beautiful, useful, shareable data visualizations and infographics in this half day workshop.

 

Introduction to Creative Coding using P5.js

  June 15 - June 17, 2016

In this two-part workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of creative code concepts using p5.js, from Interactive GIF Collages to Generative Visualizations.

 

Moogfest 2016: Sonifying Data

  May 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Moogfest 2016 is partnering with Gray Area to offer an exciting variety of creative coding workshops.