Instructor: John Valentino
January 9th and 16th- 6:30-8 pm
- LOCATION: STAA | 320 N Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433
- FEE: $125 | $110 STAA members
- AGES: 13 & up
- Requirements: Personal laptop recommended but not required
- A LilyPad Development Board and other necessary equipment are included in the workshop fee.
Make your Mardi Gras costume worthy of the 21st Century. This two-day introductory workshop on wearable electronics will cover the LilyPad ProtoSnap, a microcontroller that can be sewn into fabric using conductive thread and can be programmed to run tiny lights, play sounds, or even display tiny LED screens. Create your own interactive garments with no prior knowledge of electronics or programming.
John Valentino is a Professor of New Media at Southeastern Louisiana University. A former freelance journalist for the Associated Press and the Syracuse Post-Standard, Valentino has written extensively on digital technology and is co-author of the textbook Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes, Focal Press 2001, and is a contributing author of the textbook Exploring Color Photography: From Darkroom to Digital Studio, McGraw Hill, 2004. Valentino has exhibited his traditional and digital artworks in Alabama, Connecticut, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.
Members receive a discount on workshops and classes. Please select appropriate rate from the drop down menu during checkout.
Eligibility for discount is based on level of membership. For Student and Friend memberships, the individual member is eligible; for all other membership levels, the member and immediate family (up to four people total) are eligible. Memberships will be verified and must be active the date of the workshop(s) to qualify for the discount.
Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts/ArtWorks.