Abstract Expressionist Coding

with Emma Hewett-Smiles


 

Suitable for: ALL LEVELS

Session Times Available:
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!
(PM) Afternoon session SOLD OUT!
 

 
Inspired by artists who use materials in unique and often unpredictable ways, this workshop will challenge participants to paint using coding and robotics.

Learn about computer generated art and how to make a Jackson Pollock inspired artwork and how to build an Art Bot to teach basic robotics using low budget materials.
See how to make a drip picture using house-hold materials, then develop a range of coding programs on iPad to control Sphero robots.

Look at how artist Frank Gehry, have used robots and machines to create works of art and how to use focus artworks by artists John Olsen, Ding Yang-Yong & Philip Galanter to look at spontaneous, gestural mark making in art.

Finally, we will write a series of coding instructions for Sphero robots that will bring coding to life in an explosion of vibrant, expressive colour and lines. The outcome will be an artwork replicating the drip and splash method of well-known American artist Jackson Pollock.

*Please Note: Participants will be required to bring their own fully charged and updated iPad to use on the day.
Further details regarding relevant Apps / pre-downloads required will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

 

About the Presenter

Emma is currently an Educator at Zart and works as a Teacher in Primary Schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts – Communication Studies, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts and is completing her Master of Arts Education currently at Melbourne University. She previously has worked in government and non-government schools as Visual Arts Specialist and a generalist primary teacher. She was the Schools and Community Groups coordinator for five years at The Salvation Army and recently worked as part of the Education team at The National Gallery of Victoria. Emma considers herself an art hobbyist. Her own art practice includes watercolour painting, life-drawing and ceramics.

 

 


HOW TO BOOK

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO BOOK AS PART OF YOUR CONFERENCE DAY.

 

Emma Hewett Smiles Bio Headshot

Mta Sphero Classroom 03 Paint

Dino Robot 500

MTA Sphero Student Workbook

MTA Sphero Ball

Images courtesy of Modern Teaching Aids.
Headshot Photography by Michelle Ducasse