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 - 2018.2

  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!


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.