PROGRAMS



The Creative Technology Lab is an art + technology teaching space run by New Media Gallery. Public, school and professional artist programs are generated by the NMG Lab. Here we focus on encouraging a broad understanding of how technology can be used for creative purposes, pedagogy, critical thinking and the creation of meaning and we have fun. All programs and events are available below and through The City of New Westminster booking page.

If you have any questions, please contact New Media Gallery Program Coordinator, Stephen O'Shea, at education@newmediagallery.ca

To download the current Arts & Heritage Brochure, visit newmediagallery.ca/brochure

Adult Programming

WOMEN IN FILM
Each week our specialist film instructor will discuss a different aspect of film and the talented women who have filled the roles of writer, director, editor, animator, cinematographer. Topics include the technology, medium, and an opportunity to practise the medium. No experience necessary, keen interest is appreciated.
Instructor: Louise Lathey

Returning in Spring 2023
Details to come.
INTRO TO DIY SYNTHESIZERS
Learn how to use basic electronic components to make your own square wave synthesizer. Create an instrument using a beginner friendly circuit that is easy to expand on and build into more complex sound circuits. This workshop is designed for those who have little or no prior experience with electronics. The workshop will culminate in a creative jam session at Anvil Centre. Instructor: Jae Lew

*NOTE: this workshop does not involve any soldering/fabrication; circuits will be created on breadboards.
Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning in Spring 2023
Details to come.
INTRO TO DIY SYNTHESIZERS FOR WOMEN + NON-BINARY IDENTIFYING PEOPLE
Learn how to use basic electronic components to make your own square wave synthesizer. Create an instrument using a beginner friendly circuit that is easy to expand on and build into more complex sound circuits. This workshop is designed for those who have little or no prior experience with electronics. The workshop will culminate in a creative jam session at Anvil Centre.
Instructor: Jae Lew

*NOTE: this workshop does not involve any soldering/fabrication; circuits will be created on breadboards.

Returning in Spring 2023
Details to come.

NEW MEDIA SKILLS

SOUNDWALKS
Explore the world of ambient outdoor sounds and learn how to record this soundscape! Take some walking journeys with an experienced sound artist and technology expert. You will learn to use a handheld recorder to collect your own personal archive of sounds from the City & Nature. Capture sound with purpose: Learn to listen from new perspectives. Learn to capture exciting, loud sounds as well as subtle, quiet sounds. In the Studio the group will then learn how to mix, edit and master their sounds into ambient soundscapes or works of art. Bring your own field recorder or contact us to reserve one (education@ newmediagallery.ca). Please bring a pair of personal headphones to the workshop.
COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE CODING
An Introduction to the concept and practice of generative art through creative coding, an increasingly important skill for creatives. We welcome anyone who is curious about incorporating creative live coding into their projects and wants to do this in a collaborative way. This workshop will culminate with a group coding jam session that combines projected imagery, music and sound. Participants will combine their individually written code into a single gigantic coded art project. Join class a half hour early if you want extra help.
FACE FILTERS WITH SPARK AR
Social media has become a large part of everyone’s life. Connect with its creative possibilities and how to use it responsibly through Augmented Reality using Spark AR. You will create digital masks that can alter your reality and how you look. Create filters for Instagram, TikTok and Facebook using 3D modeling and animation. Let’s learn, get inspired, create our own and share them on Social Media! Requirements: computers and tablets provided.
CLICKABLE INTERACTIVE ART: UX
User Experience Design is about creating memorable experiences. In this workshop you will learn the basics of UX Design and you’ll create interactive artwork to be viewed on a computer or mobile device. We’ll explore how time-based and experiential artwork can be used to ask questions, present ideas or just be silly and fun. Participants will learn how to lay out visual elements using the Figma platform, how to create simple animations and create clickable interactions. All ideas we can explore together during the workshop. Requirements: computers provided.
SHAPING ELECTRONIC SOUND: INTRO
This exciting class covers the basics of sound synthesis. This class will give you techniques for generating electronic sound from scratch with some introduction to the theory and practice. Explore both digital and analog synthesizers. Find out how to identify each type of synthesizer and what sounds you can expect it to produce. Learn how to connect your equipment and understand things like ‘signal flow’. Begin to shape sound to create an identifiable ‘voice’. This workshop will help you identify knobs, dials, and sliders and what they do, and it will give you the confidence to work with sound equipment. You do not need a synthesizer for this workshop. Computers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own equipment.

Ages 13-18

INTRO TO DIY SYNTHESIZERS FOR WOMEN AND NON-BINARY IDENTIFYING PEOPLE
Use basic electronic components to make your own square wave synthesizer. Create an instrument using a beginner friendly circuit that is easy to expand on and build into more complex sound circuits. No prior experience with electronics necessary. The workshop will culminate in a creative jam session at Anvil Centre.
Instructors: Jae Lew.

Returning Winter 2023
Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:00pm | Feb 9 - Mar 9, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $90.00
SCREENWRITING IN FILMMAKING
Discover how movies are made. Beginning from screenwriting to the moving images on screen, this course will explore how aspiring film makers can connect the written word to visual image and get their start in content creation.
Instructor: Louise Lathey

Returning Winter 2023
Thursdays | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Jan 5 - 26, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 4 classes | $68.00
THINK DESIGN + STORYTELLING
Learn how to problem solve by learning the different stages of design thinking. Using the power of storytelling, create engaging stories through different media to provoke audiences and shift their perspectives on how they see things in the world.
Instructor: Corrina Tang.

Returning Winter 2023
Wednesdays | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Feb 8 - Mar 8, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 4 classes | $85.00
VOICE CLONE OVERDUB
Create original voice sound clips with Descript: Overdub. By using samples of your own voice, you can generate an ultra-realistic voice-over tool to read a written text, or to narrate an existing video. Have fun cloning your own voice, by synthesizing several audio clips produced during the class into an audio AI capable of mimicking your unique way of talking.
Instructor: Stéphane Bernard.

Returning Winter 2023
Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:00pm | Feb 7 - Mar 13, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $85.00
WOMEN IN FILM
Discuss a different aspect of film each week, and the talented women who have filled the roles of writer, director, editor, animator, and cinematographer. Topics include the technology, medium, and an opportunity to practice the medium. No experience necessary, keen interest is appreciated.
Instructor: Louise Lathey.

Returning Winter 2023
Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:00pm | Jan 5 - 26, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 4 classes | $68.00

Ages 7-12

3D MODELLING WITH TINKERCAD
Learn the basics of 3D modelling and printing using the free, web-based software TinkerCAD. Make simple models for printing your own trinkets, designs, toys, or whatever else your mind can think of. Students are through the steps of fabricating, troubleshooting, and printing two projects on our tinkerine PVA filament printers.
Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 10:30 - 12:00pm | Jan 8 - Feb 5, 2023 | Ages 9 - 12
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $85.00
ANIMATION NOW: STOP MOTION
Learn about the world of stop-motion and digital animation and bring your own characters and stories to life. Students are assigned their own camera and animation space to be as creative as they want. Take home animated artworks to share with friends and family.
Instructor: Stéphane Bernard.

Returning Winter 2023
Wednesdays | 3:15 - 4:45pm | Jan 4 - Feb 1, 2023 | Ages 7 - 9
Queensborough Community Centre | 5 classes | $85.00

Wednesdays | 3:15 - 4:45pm | Feb 8 - Mar 8, 2023 | Ages 7 - 9
Centennial Community Centre | 5 classes | $85.00

Saturdays | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Feb 11 - Mar 11, 2023 | Ages 7 - 9
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $85.00
ANIMATION NOW: CLAYMATION
Learn about the world of clay-based animation and bring your own characters and stories to life. Students are assigned their own camera and animation space to be as creative as they want. Take home animated artworks to share with friends and family.
Instructor: Stéphane Bernard.

Returning in Winter 2023
Tuesdays | 3:15 - 4:45pm | Feb 7 - Mar 13, 2023 | Ages 7 - 9
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $85.00
ARTS + TECH PLAYLIST
Create with a different technology in every class. Expert instructors help students create amazing works of art and invention. Explore video, music, 3D modeling and printing, robotics, coding and animation.
Instructor: Mimi Xia

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2023 | Ages 7 - 10
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $75.00

Saturdays | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Feb 12 - Mar 12, 2023 | Ages 7 - 10
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $75.00
CIRCUIT MAKERS
Learn programming and circuitry basics with creativity in mind using Little Bits modular robotics. Students will create moving, beeping and blinking works of art. Covers planning and hand skills used in building a robotic work of art, and block coding.
Instructor: Mimi Xia.

Returning Winter 2023
Wednesdays | 3:15 - 4:45pm | Jan 4 - Feb 1, 2023 | Ages 9 - 12
Centennial Community Centre | 5 classes | $85.00

Saturdays | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2023 | Ages 9 - 12
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $85.00

Wednesdays | 3:15 - 4:45pm | Feb 8 - Mar 8, 2023 | Ages 9 - 12
Queensborough Community Centre | 5 classes | $85.00
CODE MAKERS
Explore AI and face recognition! Children become the teachers and will learn to train computers to recognize objects and create artwork through code. Discover machine learning and create interactive works of art. Fun activities include using cameras, development boards and more.
Instructor: Mimi Xia.

Returning Winter 2023
Sundays | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Feb 12 - Mar 12, 2023 | Ages 10 - 12
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $90.00
GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY
Each week this ‘girls-only’ series will discuss a different woman who is important in the world of technology. Learn about her amazing achievements, then participate in imaginative activities that celebrate her contribution. Our female instructors mentor students to explore cutting-edge technologies in a supportive environment.
Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Feb 11- Mar 11, 2023 | Ages 7 - 12
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $75.00
VIDEO NOW
Experiment with creating live action video. Learn interesting video filters and different ways to tell a story. Students will get a copy of their video artwork to share with family and friends.
Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 1:00 - 2:30pm | Jan 8 - Feb 5, 2023 | Ages 9 - 12
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $90.00
CIRCUIT MAKERS: TOY HACKING
Have fun learning programming and circuitry basics and make toys with accessibility in mind. This series will teach Kids about Accessible Design. Kids will design accessible creative objects, inventions and experiences for people of different abilities to enjoy. We will do exercises designed to help kids empathize with challenges involving motor control, vision or hearing abilities and then invent solutions for the future. Learn how to re-use and make do by hacking electronic components and reprogramming them with game controllers. Digital and hand making skills will be used. Toys that kids create in this workshop will be donated to kids with accessibility needs.

Returning Spring 2023
Detail to come
SWIPE, CLICK, PLAY
Collaborate with your friends using Design Thinking, Media + Technology to create amazing art and design projects. Kids will have fun yet also learn responsible use. Kids will first learn design basics using markers and coloured card and then translate their ideas into digital art projects. Through an exploration of meaning, creativity and ethics, students will invent amazing ideas that they will translate into apps, stories, games and more.

Returning Spring 2023
Details to come
THINK DESIGN
Welcome to a series of art and design workshops that challenge kids to solve a problem creatively and with technology . This workshop will focus on fun and engaging activities that teach kids how to communicate visually and approach a problem from multiple perspectives. Learn how to prototype with cardboard and translate your vision into the digital world. Through an exploration of meaning and creativity, kids will participate in activities from an environmental perspective.

Returning Spring 2023
Details to come

Ages 5-7

LITTLE MAKERS
Join this innovative art class that uses technology and new media as an introduction to the creative invention using simple technologies and raw materials. Through play, story-time, mentoring, creative making & practical instruction children will discover & discuss how the world around them works and how to express their ideas.
Instructor: Alanna Ho.

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 11:15 - 12:00pm | Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $62.50

Saturdays | 11:15 - 12:00pm | Feb 11 - March 11, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $62.50
ARTS + TECH PLAYLIST JUNIOR
Join our series of Arts and Tech workshops, where kids create with a different technology in every class. The point of this series is to explore and have fun while an expert instructor helps you learn how to create amazing works of art and invention. We will explore video, music, 3D modeling and printing, robotics, coding and animation.

Returning in Spring 2023 | Details to come
SWIPE, CLICK, PLAY JUNIOR
Collaborate with your friends using Design Thinking, Media + Technology to create amazing art and design projects. Kids will have fun yet also learn responsible use. Kids will first learn design basics using markers and coloured card and then translate their ideas into digital art projects. Through an exploration of meaning, creativity and ethics, students will invent amazing ideas that they will translate into apps, stories, games and more.

Returning in Spring 2023 | Details to come

Ages 3-5

TINY TOTS (Parent Participation)
Integrating simple sound, movement, and light technologies for preschoolers, your toddler will journey using storytelling and play as our primary momentum. Children will learn alongside their parents about simple circuit making, coding, and computational thinking in a stimulating and fun environment.
Instructor: Alanna Ho.

Returning Winter 2023
Saturdays | 10:00 - 10:45am | Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $62.50

Saturdays | 10:00 - 10:45am | Feb 11 - March 11, 2023
Anvil Centre LAB | 5 classes | $62.50
Exhibition Tours
New Media Gallery Exhibition Tours are developed for a range of ages and interested; schools, universities, and special interest groups and special events as well as general public tours. Tours are led by a Curator or Curatorial Programmer and may be booked in advance.

Exhibition Tour | 30 - 60 min | Free
Pre-Activity | PDF Handout | Free

Contact us to learn more, or to register your class:
education@newmediagallery.ca
Creative Tech Workshops
Our workshops integrate ideas from the exhibition together with BC’s new Core Curriculum. Big Ideas inform each exciting 1.5 – 3 hour Workshop where a focus on process and inquiry-based learning are key. Encouraging and building on a vibrant & dynamic process of creativity and imagination in workshop situations is our thing; we champion individual and collective brainstorming and focused play!

Creative Tech Workshop | 60 - 120 min | Cost: $150 (includes tour + pre-activity)
(For young children, we may be able to offer a separate space for break time)

Contact us to register your class:
education@newmediagallery.ca