Smart Art Series for Beginners with Michael Pierce.
Join our introductory “Smart Art” course designed specifically for artists and creatives who want to explore the possibilities of electronics in their artistic expression! Using Circuit Express, a user-friendly platform, you’ll learn the basics of electronics and how to apply them to create interactive art projects. Discover how to bring your artistic vision to life with lights, sound, and motion. Start your journey into the exciting world of interactive art today!
Class Series: Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 pm
No experience needed for Sessions 1 & 2
3/12 – Sessions 1: Create exciting LED patterns, play with colors in a simplified guided exploration of Electronics and LEDs $65 + $30 materials No experience needed
3/19 – Session 2: Use onboard motion, sound, temperature sensors to explore interactivity $65
Prerequisite: Sessions 1 & 2 needed for 3 & 4
3/26 – Session 3: Expand the interactivity with new additional sensors to drive LED strips, motors, and sound devices $65 + 20 materials. Prerequisite: Session 1 & 2
4/2 – Session 4: Using your new skills, create an interactive art project with support and guidance from your faciliator $65 + 20 materials
Buy complete series of four sessions and receive a 10% discount
Ages: Adults and 12+
Bring your own laptop computer (or please let us know if you need to borrow one).
Your facilitator: Michael, a retired electronic product development professional, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sydney University and an MBA from Rutgers. With experience in developing equipment for radio station automation, commercial security, fire alarm systems, and point of sale systems, he specializes in home automation systems and automated lighting systems. Michael is passionate about helping artists and makers learn about incorporating technology into their projects, particularly in the intersection of art and technology.
Class 8 minimum/10 maximum participants – (please note: if attendance does not meet minimum, class will be rescheduled)
The Forge has a 7-day advance notification Cancellation/Refund Policy: You can read our cancellation policy here.
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Sessions 1 & 2 Sun 3/12 & 3/19 at 2:00 PM $160 – no experience needed, Sessions 3 & 4 Sun 3/26 & 4/2 at 2:00 PM $170 Must have taken sessions 1 & 2, All 4 Sessions 10% off Sundays 3/12 thru 4/2 at 2:00 pm $297
Fill out the waitlist form below if the class is not available, or if you need a different date. We will reach out when the class becomes available.