If you are new or continuing a career in software-based art, you can enroll in our Education program. If you are a skilled artist or artist team with a portfolio, you can join the Incubator community.

Gray Area provides creative and artistic development resources to artists and organizations. Under the label of Creative Development–we maintain Incubator and Education services to help creators produce projects at the intersection of art and technology.



Incubator - 2018.2

  July 9 - December 31, 2018

The Gray Area Incubator membership is a peer-driven community of creators developing work at the intersection of art and technology. Membership is a 6 month commitment, though many have continued on much longer to develop their works in the Incubator.


Creative Code Immersive - 2018.2

  September 11 - December 5, 2018

The Immersive is a 10-week ‘studio art course in computer science,’ focused on giving a small cohort of students a strong foundation in the art of creative code. Each week, our resident instructors guide participants through a sequence of topics where the medium is software creating interactive art.



Workshop Day at the 2018 Gray Area Festival [SOLD OUT]

  July 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

On Sunday July 29th, the final day of the Gray Area Festival, join us for a selection of Creative Code workshops taught by ten talented instructors, recognized for actively shaping their fields and practices.


Creative Code Immersive - 2018.1

  April 10 - June 20, 2018

Immersive Session 1 is full. Now accepting applications for our 2018 Session 2 Cohort - Apply Now!


Intro to openFrameworks Workshop

  March 27 - March 29, 2018

Explore openFrameworks and experiment with 2D and 3D drawing, computer vision and interaction!


Simplify Sensors for Interactive Installations Workshop

  March 3 - March 4, 2018

Explore new ways to connect sensors and LEDs to make interactive installations.


Creating Augmented Narratives Workshop

  February 19 - February 21, 2018

Explore Augmented Reality as a creative medium in this 6-hour workshop!


Incubator - 2018.1

  January 8 - July 6, 2018

Incubator Session 1 is full. Now accepting applications for our 2018 Session 2 Cohort - Apply Now!


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.