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

 

Fall 2017 Creative Code Immersive

  October 3 - December 20, 2017

Now accepting applications for our Spring Cohort - Apply Now! Due June 30th.

Past

 

Introduction to Unreal Engine 4

  August 16 - August 18, 2017

This three-day workshop will be an introduction to Unreal Engine as a tool for visionary exploration and artistic expression.

 

Machine Learning and Sensors Workshop

  August 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Unleash the creative potential of machine learning using sensors and the open source tool Wekinator!

 

Painting with Light: Wireless LED Workshop

  August 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Paint with light in this workshop on interactive LED sculpture. In this six hour course, you will explore creating mid-size to large LED installations using the wireless ESP8266 microcontroller.

 

Stepping into WebVR with A-Frame

  July 26 - July 28, 2017

This workshops will provide an introduction to creating VR experiences using a web browser, creative approaches to rapid VR prototyping in any WebGL-enabled browser, as well as live tutorials, demonstrations and prototype applications.

 

Mapping Home

  April 12 - April 14, 2017

Maps are more than just literal representations of physical locations. This two day course will explore the myriad ways artists have played with the concept of maps and cartography.

 

Spring 2017 Creative Code Immersive

  April 11 - June 28, 2017

Now accepting applications for our Spring Cohort - Apply Now! Due March 27th.

 

Creative Code Youth Workshop

  March 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

As a continuation of Creative Code Youth Apprenticeship program with NOW Hunters Point, we are excited to offer a FREE introductory workshop on Creative Coding for San Francisco youth between the ages of 15 – 18.

 

Electronic Artworks: A Weekend Workshop

  February 4 - February 5, 2017

In this workshop, you will learn how to build basic electronic circuit building, how to use a microcontroller, how to use interactivity with sensors, and how to create an internet-connected thing!

 

Creative Code Youth Workshop at Dolby

  January 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

As a continuation of Creative Code Apprenticeship program for girls with Dolby Laboratories, we are excited to offer a FREE introductory workshop on Creative Coding for San Francisco youth between the ages of 15 – 18.

 

Winter 2017 Creative Code Immersive

  January 17, 2017 - 1:00 AM

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