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Currents Workshop: Weaving & Coding

Renata Gaul and Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya lead this workshop that combines weaving and coding.

Instructors: Renata Gaul & Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya
Workshop Size: Maximum 15
Workshop Fee: $75

Weaving to code, Coding to weave is an introduction to the art of weaving as an illustration on how binary system works and the art of coding as a digital weaving practice. In this two day workshop, we will braid the relationship between both activities through history and practice, showing how it led to the invention of the first computers and programming logic.

Attendees will be introduced to creative coding and basic weaving techniques through a learning approach that demystifies both activities, showing their similarities that are not often exposed. No previous experience with weaving or coding is required to attend the workshop. Each participant will receive a weaving toolkit that includes a small loom and other helpful tools for the the workshop. For the coding part, we will be using p5.js, a javascript library intended to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators and beginners. We will be using their online editor so attendees should bring their personal computers for the workshop.