PROGRAMS

The Art + Technology LAB is a teaching space located next to New Media Gallery. Public, school, and professional artist programs are offered throughout the year. 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 program and event descriptions are available below and registration is through The City of New Westminster booking page.
CONTACT
+1 604 515 3834
education@newmediagallery.ca

ADULT PROGRAMMING - AGES 18+

3D MODELLING & PRINTING
Learn the basics of 3D modelling and printing using the free, web-based software TinkerCAD. Make simple models for printing designs, toys, and more! Participants are guided through the steps of fabricating, troubleshooting, and printing on Tinkerine PVA filament printers. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | November 23, 2024
Registration Fee: $55.00 / 1 session
COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE CODING
Explore the concept and practice of generative art through creative coding. Open to anyone curious about incorporating creative live coding into their projects and in collaborative ways. Culminating 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. Instructor: Mimi Xia.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | November 2, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
CREATIVE FILMMAKING
Experiment with creating live-action videos. Learn interesting video filters and different ways to tell a story. Participants will develop their pitch and practice with video making technology in a friendly environment. Instructor: Louise Lathey.

təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm | September 26 - October 31
Registration Fee: $150.00 / 6 classes


Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
A part of New West Film Fest
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | October 19, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
CREATIVE LEDs w/ RASPBERRY PIS
Learn to use a Raspberry pi for creating stunning light installations using addressable LED lights. Review the different uses and other technology available to enhance interactivity. Instructor: Chris Jung

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | November 30, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
DATA VISUALIZATION
Measure the world around us with the use of technology and creative compelling visuals that change with the environment around us. Participants use MicroBits in conjunction with data visualization tools to create meaning and visual communication. Participants will explore representing data with different sensory modalities. Instructor Mimi Xia.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | August 11, 2024
Registration Fee: $30.00 / 1 session
EDITING SOUND WORKSHOP
Learn to use software to edit your field recordings and found sounds. Basic software will be showcased to help you manipulate recordings and create impactful listening experiences for your audiences. Connected with the “Field Recording: Bowen Island” workshop. Instructor: Mark Nazemi.

Returning May 2025
Details to come.
FIELD RECORDING: BOWEN ISLAND
Learn about recording sounds in natural environments using a variety of techniques and technologies. LAB instruction on Saturday and a field visit to Bowen Island on Sunday. Bringing a hand-held recording device is strongly suggested. Instructor: Mark Nazemi

Returning April 2025
Details to come.
INTRO TO DIY SYNTHESIZERS
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. Instructor: Jae Lew.

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

Returning in Spring 2025
Details to come.
QUEERS IN TECHNOLOGY (a part of New West Pride Week, August 2024)
Participate in imaginative and hands-on film and media arts activities that celebrate important achievements by queer artists. Discuss different aspects of film and the talented queer artists who have filled the roles of writer, director, editor, animator, cinematographer. Through the lens of diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity, this workshop will include topics related to the technology, medium, and an opportunity to practise making short films. Our Creative Tech Instructor guides participants to explore new technologies in an empowering and supportive environment. Instructor: Louise Lathey

Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Saturday | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | August 10, 2024
Registration Fee: $30.00 / 1 session
Registration opens July 25

SHAPING ELECTRONIC SOUND
Learn how to make your own sounds using open-source synthesizers. Go beyond the presets on your modular, software, or keyboard synth. No keyboard skills required. Instructor: Victoria Gibson.

Returning in Spring 2025
Details to come.
TOUCHDESIGNER SYNTHS
Learn to program a synthesizer using the node-based programming app, TouchDesigner. Start with an introduction to creating a basic synthesizer and then learn to make it interactive. Concepts of the theremin and how to code a virtual theremin will be explored. Instructor: Chris Jung.

Returning in Spring 2025
Details to come.
UX DESIGN BASICS
Learn the basics of User Experience (UX) design and create an interactive artwork you can view on a computer or mobile device. Explore how time based and experiential artwork can be used to ask questions, present ideas or just be silly and fun. Participants will lay out visual elements using the Figma platform, create simple animations, and clickable interactions. Instructor: Sara Korzec.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | September 14, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Explore creating electronic garments, accessories and sculptures using soft circuitry. Embed light, motion, sound and sensor technology into garments to make reactive and interactive fashion. This is a beginner workshop; no prior experience with electronics or sewing is necessary. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | November 16, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
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

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
A part of New West Film Fest
Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | October 27, 2024
Registration Fee: $45.00 / 1 session
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (a part of INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY)
Discuss important women in the world of technology, their amazing achievements, and participate in imaginative and hands-on activities celebrating their contributions. Specialist Instructors mentor female-identifying-students to explore cutting-edge technologies in a supportive environment. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning in March 2025
Details to come.

AGES 13-18

CREATIVE FILMMAKING
Experiment with creating live-action videos. 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: Louise Lathey.

Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Monday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | July 28, 2024
Registration Fee: $35.00 / 1 session


Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Monday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | July 29, 2024
Registration Fee: $35.00 / 1 session


Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | August 7 - 9, 2024
Registration Fee: $100.00 / 3 sessions
DATA VISUALIZATION
Measure the world around us with the use of technology and creative compelling visuals that change with the environment around us. Participants use MicroBits in conjunction with data visualization tools to create meaning and visual communication. Participants will explore representing data with different sensory modalities. Instructor Mimi Xia.

Returning Fall 2024 | Details to Come
INTRO TO DIY SYNTHESIZERS
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 Fall 2024
Offered for ages 13-15 & 16-18
Details to come
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 in Fall 2024
Offered for ages 13-15 & 16-18
Details to come
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 in Fall 2024
Offered for ages 13-15 & 16-18
Details to come
VOICE CLONE OVERDUB
Create original voice sound clips with Descript: Overdub. Use samples of your own voice to generate an ultra-realistic voice-over tool to read a written text, or to narrate an existing video. Have fun cloning your 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 in Fall 2024
Offered for ages 13-15 & 16-18
Details to come
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 in Fall 2024
Offered for ages 13-15 & 16-18
Details to come

AGES 7-12

3D MODELLING WITH TINKERCAD
Learn the basics of 3D modelling and printing. Make simple models for printing your own designs, toys, or characters. Students are led through the steps of fabricating, troubleshooting, and printing. Instructor: Mimi Xia.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Sundays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | October 20 - December 1, 2024
Registration Fee: $135.00 / 6 sessions
ANIMATION NOW
Animation Now: Stop Motion
Learn about the world of stop motion animation and bringing characters and stories to life. Students are led through the process of hand-making projects and invited to be as creative as they want. Take home animated films to share with friends and family. Instructor: Stéphane Bernard

Queensborough Community Centre
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm | September 25 - October 30 | Ages 7 - 9
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


Queensborough Community Centre
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm | September 25 - October 30 | Ages 10 - 12
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm | November 6 - December 11 | Ages 7 - 9
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm | November 6 - December 11 | Ages 10 - 12
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


Animation Now: Claymation
Increase your animation skills by introducing 3d modeling to the mix. Make characters jump off the page and communicate important stories. Create animated films to share with friends and families. Instructor: Stéphane Bernard

Returning Winter 2025
More details to come

Animation Now: Digital
Create exciting digital animations of your favourite characters and stories. Learn about the apps and programs that support your creativity. Students work in pairs bringing their creative imaginations to life. Share your fantastic animated films with friends and family. Instructor: Jae Lew

Returning Winter 2025
More details to come

Animation Now: Shadow Theatre
Learn about traditional and contemporary forms of shadow theatre and visit the 'Breath' exhibition at New Media Gallery. Students will learn how to build and animate shadow puppets and use them to create a new media presentation integrating both puppetry techniques to audio and visual elements. Instructor: Stéphane Bernard

Returning Winter 2025
More details to come

ARTificial INTELLIGENCE
Discover the basic working principle of AI and its immense potential through hands-on projects and collaborative learning activities. Students will hone their artistic abilities and develop critical thinking skills while embracing the transformative potential of AI in the creative process.

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.
ARTS + TECH PLAYLIST
Create with a different technology in every class. Create amazing works of art and invention. Explore video, music, 3D modeling and printing, robotics, coding and animation. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | September 26 - October 31, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions


Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | November 7 - December 12, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions
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.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | September 26 - October 25, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions


Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | November 6 - December 11, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions
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.

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.
GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY
Discuss important woman in the world of technology, their amazing achievements, and participate in imaginative and hands-on activities celebrating their contributions. Specialist Instructors mentor female-identifying-students to explore cutting-edge technologies in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Girls in Tech: LINK
via BCIT Magazine

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.
INTERACTIVE DESIGN
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.

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.
KINETIC SCULPTURES
Explore the playful possibilities of circuits and coding as we create whimsical machines that respond to inputs and outputs. Using Microbits and LittleBits, experiment with the art of visual communication: light, sound, colour, and gesture! Instructor: hope akello.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Sundays, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | October 20 - December 1, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions
RECYCLED TECH ART WORKSHOP - EARTH DAY
Make art out of recycled technology. Learn about the impact of our discarded technology and how we can repurpose it for creative expression. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Returning April 2025
More details to come
ROBOTIX NOW
Created your own robotic masterpieces while learning about many different facets of robotics, using purpose-designed educational technology such as LittleBits and MicroBit. Hands-on activities and creative projects will empower young minds to unleash their imagination and push the boundaries at the intersection of art and technology.

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.
SOUND EXPLORERS
Learn how to make sounds using synthesizers, field recorders, and audio software. Go beyond the presets of the equipment and learn to blend sounds in exciting ways. Make audio collages and soundtracks for video or sound-based projects. Instructor: Stéphane Bernard.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Sundays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | October 20 - December 1, 2024
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 sessions
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: Louise Lathey.

təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm | September 26 - October 31 | Ages 7 - 9
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic & Community Centre
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm | September 26 - October 31 | Ages 10 - 12
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes


Queensborough Community Centre
Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm | November 7 - December 12 | Ages 7 - 12
Registration Fee: $126.00 / 6 classes
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Explore creating electronic garments, accessories and sculptures using soft circuitry. Embed light, motion, sound and sensor technology into garments to make reactive and interactive fashion. This is a beginner class; no prior experience with electronics or sewing is necessary.

Returning in Winter 2025
Details to come.

AGES 5-7

LITTLE EXPLORERS
Explore the world around you in this thoughtful and introspective creative art program. Geared for the patient and calm child, participants build their observation and measurement skills as an introduction to creative invention using simple technologies and raw materials. Little explorers will venture together, learning to document and gather both objects and intangibles, inspiring creative exploration into their art projects back at the LAB.

Launching in Winter 2025 | Details to Come
LITTLE MAKERS
Innovate with art, technology, and new media while exploring creative invention using simple technologies and raw materials. Through play, story-time, mentoring, creative making & practical instruction, children will discover and discuss how the world around them works and how to express their ideas. Instructor: Jae Lew.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | October 19 - November 30, 2024 (No November 9)
Registration Fee: $105.00 / 6 sessions

AGES 3-5

TINY TOTS + TECHNOLOGY (Caregiver 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: Jae Lew.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Saturday, 9:30 am - 10:15 pm | October 19 - November 30, 2024 (No November 9)
Registration Fee: $90.00 / 6 sessions

SCHOOL PROGRAMS (K-12)

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 + GST (includes tour + pre-activity)
(For young children, we may be able to offer a separate space for break time)

We are actively accepting registrations for our School Programs in the Fall of 2024. Contact us to register your class today: education@newmediagallery.ca
TEACHERS' ORIENTATION
Interested in learning more about the Tour + Workshop before bringing you class? Visit the Gallery for an exhibition tour with our Director/Curators and have the opportunity to ask questions about the Creative Tech workshop.

UPCOMING ORIENTATIONS
September 19, 2024 | Registration Coming Soon
October 17, 2024 | Registration Coming Soon
November 21, 2024 | Registration Coming Soon

Email us to express your interest in registering: education@newmediagallery.ca

CAMPS

ANIMATION NOW CAMP
Learn about the world of stop-motion, digital animation, and bring 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 friend and family.

təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre - Multipurpose 1A
Monday to Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | July 29 - August 2, 2024 | Ages 7 - 12
Registration Fee: $150.00 / 5 sessions | Instructor: Jae Lew
ARTS + TECH PLAYLIST CAMP
Create with different technology each day during this play-focused camp. Create amazing works of art and invention. Explore video, music, 3D modelling and printing, robotics, and animation.

Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Monday to Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | July 22 - 26, 2024 | Ages 7 - 9
Registration Fee: $150.00 / 5 sessions | Instructor: Jae Lew
CREATIVE FILM CAMP
Explore the world of film and all its narrative possibilities. Learn about filmmaking process from script-writing to film recording to editing. Use cutting edge software like Davinci Resolve and iMovie to edit your film and add special effects. For young filmmakers interested in expressing their ideas through film and video.

Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Tuesday to Friday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | July 22 - 26, 2024 | Ages 8 - 12
Registration Fee: $150.00 / 5 sessions | Instructor: Louise Lathey


Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Tuesday to Friday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | August 12 - 16, 2024 | Ages 8 - 12
Registration Fee: $150.00 / 5 sessions | Instructor: Louise Lathey
EXPERIMENTAL FILM CAMP
Explore the world of film and all its creative possibilities. Learn about filmmaking process from script-writing to film recording to editing. Use cutting edge software like Davinci Resolve and iMovie to edit your film and add special effects. For young filmmakers interested in expressing their ideas through film and video.

Next Camp coming in 2025 | Details to Come
LITTLE EXPLORERS
Explore the world around you in this thoughtful and introspective creative art camp. Geared for the patient and calm child, participants build their observation and measurement skills as an introduction to creative invention using simple technologies and raw materials. Little explorers will venture from the Art + Technology LAB, learning to document and gather both objects and intangibles, inspiring creative exploration into their art projects back at the LAB.

Anvil Centre - Art + Technology LAB 311
Tuesday to Friday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | August 6 - 9, 2024 | Ages 5 - 7
Registration Fee: $125.00 / 4 sessions | Instructor: Alanna Ho
SCHOOL'S OUT: ANIMATION NOW CAMP
Learn about the world of stop-motion, digital animation, and bring 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 friend and family. Instructor: Stéphane Bernard.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Friday, 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm | October 25, 2024
Registration Fee: $60.00 / 1 session
SCHOOL'S OUT: CREATIVE FILM CAMP
Explore the world of film and all its narrative possibilities. Learn about filmmaking process from script-writing to film recording to editing. Use cutting edge software like Davinci Resolve and iMovie to edit your film and add special effects. For young filmmakers interested in expressing their ideas through film and video. Instructor: Louise Lathey.

Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Tuesday, 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm | November 12, 2024
Registration Fee: $60.00 / 1 session
SCHOOL'S OUT: FILM IN A DAY CAMP -- Caregiver Partcipation
Tell your story, all in one day! Explore the world of film and all its narrative possibilities. Learn about filmmaking process from script-writing to film recording to editing. Use software to edit your film and add special effects. Instructor: Victoria Gibson

Next Camp coming in Winter 2025 | Details to Come
RASPBERRY PI CAMP
Learn to program Raspberry Pi computers for video, sound, and LED light art. Students will learn Chance, non-linear storytelling through code Utilize the media capabilities of Raspberry Pi's to create video that can be interacted with and automated.

Next Camp coming in 2025 | Details to Come
SOUND EXPLORERS CAMP
Learn to make sounds using synthesizers, field recorders, and audio softwares. Go beyond the presets of the equipment and learn to blend sounds in exciting ways. Make audio collages and soundtracks for your video projects or any sound-based idea you have.

Next Camp coming in 2025 | Details to Come

NEW MEDIA SKILLS - ONLINE

Enjoy complimentary access to online Art + Technology programming, via Vimeo. Created by our Creative Tech Instructors between 2020-2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3D PRINTED SOUND MAKERS
A super-creative program that explores music & sound, and teaches children how to create 3-D Printed renderings on the computer using the program, Tinkercad. Then it’s time to construct everything into amazing, moveable, wearable soft sound-makers!

Available now on Vimeo, click here
CREATIVE CODING
Learn how to create generative art and program languages in an immersive art driven coding class. Work with peers and collaborate on art projects.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
FAMILY DAY PUZZLE GAME (2021)
New Media Gallery provides a fun tutorial that teaches you how to program your own video game puzzle using Unity.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
LEAN MEAN GREEN SCREEN MACHINE
Learn how to use Green Screen as a special effects tool into creating amazing art projects.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
LIVING LIGHT
Video Lesson from the Learning Lab's Living Light Workshop

Available now on Vimeo, click here
MOTOR PARTY
Learn how to use motors to create fun and exciting art experiments.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
REMOTE GREEN GARDEN
Videos for New Media Gallery Remote Green Garden Summer Camp.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
RETHINK THINGNESS
A series of videos for New Media Gallery's Rethink Thingness workshop. The videos will feature lessons on how to explore common household items, learn how they work and gain inspiration into reusing them into new creations.

Available now on Vimeo, click here
THE GREAT ANIMATION COLLABORATION
Learn how to create stunning animations, add sound effects and work with your peers in this 3 week virtual program.

Available now on Vimeo, click here


OpenLAB

OpenLAB
The Art + Technology LAB is open for creative exploration and making. Expert technicians support creation with different technologies. Explore video, music, 3D modeling and printing, robotics, coding and animation. OpenLAB is designed for those who have some media arts experience. Supplies not included.

Drop-In Dates:
Thursday evenings: 7pm - 9pm
Ages 16+
$11.00 / class

OpenLAB will take a break over Summer and return in September 2024.

For more information, call 604.515.3834 or email education@newmediagallery.ca
OpenLAB DROP-IN | Family Day 2024 | Free
Discover the Art + Technology LAB and learn more about the potential for the public and schools to experiment with art and technology while exploring how we live and create in a world transformed by technology. Stay for demos by our Creative Tech Instructors that lets you see into the worlds of stop-motion animation and circuit making for their potential in creative projects. Instructors: Jae Lew, Stéphane Bernard.

Monday, February 19, 2024 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art + Technology LAB | 3rd Floor, Anvil Centre
All Ages | Free

MICRO-RESIDENCY (2020-2023)

The Art + Technology Micro-Residency program ran from 2020 - 2023. This program offered a five-day learning Residency that gave access to available equipment, knowledge and space(s) for artists at every stage of their career to experiment with or question how to include specific new media in their practice. The Residency offered access to experienced NMG staff, the Art + Technology LAB, and all its available equipment.

For this Residency, the aim was to support those in the community that face entrenched marginalization due to attitudinal, historic, social and environmental barriers including age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation or transgender status. We considered proposals from applicants without a formal CV. We will consider proposals from those without technological experience. All applications were seriously considered. Artists were able to bring their own tech to the residency. Technology mentorship and program management was supported by NMG Creative Tech Instructors. Additionally, opportunities for presentation, feedback and discussion with NMG Director/Curators was provided.

Please note: New Media Gallery Micro Residency came to an end in 2023 and applications are no longer being accepted.

* Please note: applications are currently not being accepted as this program is no longer running *

Complete our Micro Residency Application , which included:


  • - Name, Phone and Email
  • - Dates you are available for Micro Residency
  • - The municipality where you live and where you work or have a studio
  • - Project Proposal (500 words)  
  • - Description of a Past Project you have completed (100 words)
  • - Three to seven images and/or three minutes of video documenting existing work or future projects  (provide URL links to video)
  • - Image List
  • - Two References 

Applicants who are currently employed, affiliated or have been accepted into programs within the City of New Westminster or have previously participated in a Micro Residency will be exempt from consideration. All Micro Residencies will be actively documented and recorded by New Media Gallery Staff. Videos and photos will be created for New Media Gallery Archives and possibly shared on social media  or in reports (public sharing will be discussed before posting). 

No 2024 dates are being offered as the program is no longer running.

You will be asked to choose any or all of these potential Residency dates. If you are successful, the Art + Technology LAB and its technologies will be made available to you for five consecutive days from Wednesday to Sunday.  The LAB will remain open to gallery staff at this time.  Hours of access can be discussed but generally must be concurrent with opening hours & staff availability.

  • - Access to one NMG Creative Tech Instructor and input from the NMG Director/Curators. 
  • - Access to the Art + Technology LAB and a separate, personal area to set up projects.
  • - Hours of access can be discussed but generally must be concurrent with opening hours.    
  • - Access to Technology instruction and demonstrations on Day 1
  • - Access to advice and help with trouble-shooting on Days 2 + 3
  • - Independent Residency time on Day 4 + 5.
  • Artists were welcome to use the technology we have available or bring their own technology to the residency
  • Current technology within the LAB includes:

    6 x Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D printers (1.75mm filament)
  • 4 x Oculus Rift headset with 4 x PCs (Intel Quad Core processors, Radeon graphics card)
  • 6 x Occipital 3D scanners
  • 13 x iPads (5th & 6th generation)
  • 6 x iMacs (3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, Radeon Pro 570 4 GB, 8gb RAM)
  • 1 x 10’x12’ green screen with frame and soft lights
  • 6 x Tascam DR40 Field Recorders
  • 6 x Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interfaces
  • HD projectors
  • 4 x Genelec monitor speakers
  • 6 x LG 26” Ultra HD monitors
  • LittleBits Pro Library, Code Kit and Synth Kit
  • Microsoft Kinect

  • Unfortunately we cannot cover the costs for extensive use of consumables (eg. PLA filament for 3D printing).  Storage devices and electronic components should be discussed and there may be the possibility to purchase them at cost from New Media Gallery. 

Artists of all backgrounds and ages were invited to submit proposals. All applications were seriously considered and went through a vetting system. We considered proposals from applicants without a formal CV. We considered proposals from those without technological experience.

Our aim was to support those in the community that face entrenched marginalization due to attitudinal, historic, social and environmental barriers including age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation or transgender status.

We also encouraged applications from those who may not have the resources to afford expensive technology. Artists will were asked for a short interview prior to the final selection.  

* Please note: applications are currently not being accepted as the program is no longer running *

We will seriously consider all proposals, but we are especially interested in proposals that: 


  • - Demonstrate the potential and need to experiment with technology.
  • - Describe the Technology you will use in the Learning Lab 
  • - Describe your past experience with Technology.
  • - Demonstrate your potential for developing challenging projects 
  • - Demonstrate your interest in exploring issues related to social justice or the environment.
  • - Describe how your background relates to your artistic practice. 
  • - Describes why you require this Residency
Past Participants

2023

New Works
XR Program

Feb 13 - 17

2022

Jonathan Alfaro

Jan 11 - 15

Dion Smith-Dokkie

Mar 22 - 25

2021

Marie-Pier Malouin

Feb 17 - 19

Alanna Ho +
Amanda Wood

Apr 12, 13, 17

Hannamari Jalovaara

Apr 20, 22, 23

Brian Postalian +
Howard Dai

Apr 27, 28, 29

Jenny Hawkinson

May 1

Rina Lyshaug

May 10 - 15

Arman Paxad

May 17 - Jun 6

Alannah Clamp

End of May

Emilie Crewe

Dec 7 - 11

2020

Sang Chul Nam

Oct 03, 10, 11

Rosalina Libertad Cerritos

Oct 23, 24, 25

Nathania Vishnevsky

Nov 14, 20, 22

Josephine Lee

Dec 4, 5, 6

Margaret Dragu

Dec 9, 11, 12