Generative ART = workshop(“Processing”);


Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 22-23rd
Times: 11am – 5pm
Course Length: 12 instructional hours
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $240 total, $216 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 923 Market Street Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA 94103

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This workshop will explore the use of code as a creative medium. It will introduce the participant to the emergent and exciting generative art field, through both theory and practice. With the use of Processing as a creative tool, participants will be able to generate their own sketches and digital pieces. This workshop will also help to enter the world of computer programming in an easy way, with a strong focus on artistic expression.

// Topics of the workshop include:

Key aspects and authors of generative art

Introduction to Processing (“Hello World!”);

The golden rules of code

Use of variables as a pool of potentialities

Loops and their power

Functions, libraries and beyond

// Required equipment:

A portable computer with Processing installed. Download Processing for free at

// Prerequisites:

There is no previous programming experience required, but an open-minded/positive attitude towards code is a must.



Realität is a research and experimentation lab founded by Juan Manuel de J. Escalante in Mexico City. It involves digital media, music, architecture, and sound art. Since 1998 they’ve worked on many educational, commercial, and experimental projects. They love custom made solutions.