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Interactive electronic art workshops at Touchstones Nelson

Ever wanted to make art that buzzes and hums?

Touchstones Nelson will be offering hands-on electronic art workshops for adults and children in conjunction with Klang & Squeal, a new exhibition of interactive art, which opens Friday September 21, 7-9 p.m.

The opening will feature a dance performance by Thomas Loh at 7:30 p.m. Klang and Squealis a two-person exhibition of interactive metal sculptures by Megan Dickie and electronic “sound drawings” by Diana Burgoyne.  

Burgoyne will be offering both art workshops on Saturday, September 22. Spaces are limited!

Pre-registration is recommended.

Get Wired with Art

This children’s workshop will run from 10-11 a.m. Kids will learn to create simple wire circuits which they will connect to sculpted hats, fruit or their own bodies to create sound!

By "playing" people and objects, kids have fun while learning about electricity and the conductivity of different materials.

Electronic Folk Art: Interactivity in 5 Easy Steps

This adult workshopwill run from 2-4 p.m. Participants will construct an audio amplifier, a frequency generator, and make a switch that will be the interface between the artwork and the viewer.

Participant will also build their own project that incorporates interaction and sound. Participants will get to take home their own switch kit. No previous knowledge of electronics is required – beginners are welcome!

The fee for the children’s workshop is $15 or $12 for members, and the adult workshop is $22 or $18 for members.

Everyone is welcome to the artist talks, happening the same day at noon, which will be free for workshop participants.

For more information, call 250-352-9813.