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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

  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.

Past

 

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.

 

Moogfest 2016: Driving Graphics with Modular Synthesis

  May 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Moogfest 2016 is partnering with Gray Area to offer an exciting variety of creative coding workshops. Driving Graphics with Modular Synthesis will explore how to create real-time synthesis engines to drive graphics.

 

Moogfest 2016: Creating Sonic Tools for iOS

  May 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Moogfest 2016 is partnering with Gray Area to offer an exciting variety of creative coding workshops. Creating Sonic Tools for iOS will give participants a brief insight to the world of creating tools for sonic exploration for iOS devices.

 

Moogfest 2016: Sound Sculpting in a Website

  May 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Moogfest 2016 is partnering with Gray Area to offer an exciting variety of creative coding workshops. Sound Sculpting in a website is an introductory-level workshop that explores the creative potential behind p5.js

 

Projection Mapping Techniques with vvvv

  April 11 - April 15, 2016

In this 3 part workshop taught by Joreg, students will cover various topics and techniques relevant for projection mapping using vvvv.

 

Hybrid Manual & Generative Geometry Workshop

  December 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

This one-day workshop will explore workflows for combining the intricacy of algorithmic artistic techniques with the expressiveness of manual drawing and 3D modeling.

 

Interactive Sound and Visual Installation Workshop

  November 14 - November 18, 2015

At the Zurich University of the Arts’ Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST), researchers have developed a physical space which integrates panoramic video and surround audio with full touch interaction.  A two day workshop is being held at Gray Area, allowing Bay Area artists and technologists to program works for the Immersive Lab with support from its creators.

 

2015 Creative Code Youth Apprenticeships

  October 27 - December 17, 2015

Over the course of 8 weeks, from October 27th to December 17th, four Bay Area youth were awarded a Creative Code Apprenticeships to work alongside two Creative Code artists and develop an interactive artwork for the Dolby’s new Interactive Digital Art Wall.