Arduino for Artists: Artist Development Workshop

Saturday 21 March 2020


PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed indefinitely following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK. Follow this page or our social media channels to be made aware of future scheduling.

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The next in Two Queens’ series of Artist Development workshops is in partnership with Phoenix’s FTP Artist Meet-Up. The session provides a beginners introduction to Arduino as a tool for making interactive and connected artworks, and will be run by award-winning Leicester-based digital artist Dr Sean Clark.

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.

FTP is a monthly, open session for learning about new tools for the development of digital arts projects, and provides a space to share current projects or create new collaborations with peers. Each month they feature a specific tool and think about the ways these can be deployed within arts practices.

This event is also part of Arduino Day, a worldwide event celebrating 15 years of Arduino

This session is free, however to participate you will need to bring or purchase a kit (ELEGOO UNO Project Basic Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Board Compatible with Arduino IDE for Beginner) from Phoenix Box Office on arrival to the workshop. This will cost £13.99. Places are strictly limited to 10 (6 places using computers available at Phoenix, and 4 places for those able to bring their own laptops). Please also come with a rough idea for a simple interactive project you would like to work on.

Sean Clark is a Lumen Prize-winning artist and curator, the Director of Leicester arts company Interact Digital Arts, the Founder of web/mobile developer Cuttlefish Multimedia, a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University in the UK and an International Professor at Guangdong University of Technology in China.

This event is part of a programme of learning and artist development activity at Two Queens taking place between 2018-2020, made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Leicester City Council.