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.



Incubator - 2018.1

  January 8 - July 6, 2018

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


Incubator - 2018.2

  July 9 - December 31, 2018

Now accepting applications for our 2018 Session 2 Cohort - Apply Now!


Creative Code Immersive - 2018.2

  September 11 - December 5, 2018

Now accepting applications for our 2018 Session 2 Cohort - Apply Now!



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!


Fall 2017 Creative Code Immersive

  October 3 - December 20, 2017

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


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.