Professional Development Workshop Summer (July 6 – 10, 2015)

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The Electronic Canvas from Michel Moyse on Vimeo.

Electronic Canvas demonstration using a short throw projector with ArtRage & Adobe After Effects.

Professional Development Workshop:  Introduction to the Electronic Canvas for Artists and Art Teachers (July 6 through 10, 2015)

Course Code:  EDU 5515 C15

This course may be taken for 3 credits!

Learn to draw and paint using Epson’s large touch-screen BrightLink 595Wi Interactive Projector* integrated with the iMac software ArtRage and Adobe After Effects.  Compliment STEM competencies by mastering basic skills and techniques to develop your own unique artistic vision and incorporate these into your classroom, and refine your critical abilities through group discussion and evaluation.

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This workshop may be taken for graduate, undergraduate, or professional development credit.  Participants will need to bring a tablet (iPad 2 or Android) to the workshop loaded with ArtRage App ($4.99 to download – see  Each participant will have the use of an Epson BrightLink 595Wi Projector and an iMac with Wacom tablet.  Other software available for use includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash, & Processing,  Seating is limited to 5 participants, so register early!

Testimonial (from Ginny Rockwood, 2014 Brattleboro Area Middle School teacher):  “I took Michel Moyse’s week long course on Integrated Digital Art which turned out to be far more that I expected.  It was well planned and organized as each discrete learning activity played a part in the final product.  I learned the basics of ArtRage, Flash, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere (and more) through digital tutorials and one-on-one instruction.  Since this software was all new to me, I appreciated his kindness, patience, and ever-ready availability for assistance and to answer questions.  Michel was flexible with his instructional content dependent on my interest and understanding.  He approached the course as an artist teaching another artist new tools to expand creativity and options to create new modes of art”

Course Instructor: Michel Moyse.  For more info, email (802) 257-7605 or visit

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This professional development workshop is being offered in collaboration between “Castleton State College Center for Schools” and the Center for Digital Art (Michel Moyse).


Studio Location:  Moyse Studio, 81 Pleasant Valley Road, West Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 (802) 257-7605.

Dates: July 6 – July 10, 2015.

Class Time:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Credit: 3 credits: This workshop may be taken for graduate, undergraduate, or professional development credits.

Fee: $850.00 if you do not want to take this course for credit.  Add $345.00 (i.e. total of $1,195.00) if you want 3 credits.

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Please note, there will be additional requirements to receive credit.

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Course Objectives:

  1. Review current artistic practices in digital and video art
  2. Learn basic skills and techniques to create art with iPad or Android app “ArtRage”
  3. Learn basic skills and techniques to create art in duration using Adobe After Effects CS5.5
  4. Create 4 interim projects and a final project for class review and presentation
Concepts and Tools/Software to Learn/Explore:
  1. Learn basic concepts in working with still and motion image resolutions, pixels, aspect ratios and frame rates
  2. Learn basic skills and techniques to create artwork using the Epson BrightLink Projector
  3. Learn basic skills and techniques to draw & paint with Adobe After Effects CS 5.5
  4. Explore additional software on iMac (Quicktime, Photoshop, Flash, Processing) to integrate into your artistic practice
  5. Explore educational applications to integrate concepts, skills, and tools into your classroom
Course Projects:
  1. Four Interim Projects:
    1. Draw & paint using the Epson Touch-Screen Projector and the iPad & iMac App “ArtRage”
    2. Create a single channel artwork in After Effects incorporating found or recorded still/video and audio footage
    3. Create a multi-channel artwork in After Effects incorporating found or recorded still/video and audio footage
    4. Create a two to five minute single or multi-channel final project demonstrating competency with concepts & skills learned in the workshop.


    *I’ve always found it difficult to draw and paint on a small computer screen.  I used to do a lot of painting with oils on canvasses that often measured 8 ft x 8 ft or more, but I found myself hindered by the fundamental inability to use bodily gesture when I transitioned to computers.   Work on a Wacom tablet or even a 21 inch Cintiq does not allow for gestural engagement in any significant way.  However, the development of the large format Interactive projector now makes it possible to work up to a 100 inch diagonal.  Not only this, but the work can be done (and viewed) in broad daylight.   These are important developments!  For me, this means gesture (and therefore sense), can be more properly integrated into the creative process, and the fact that it can be seen in nearly broad daylight places the work in the “painting” rather than “videoart” or “film” category  – i.e. as something (painting) that transforms light into matter, rather than something (film) that transforms matter into light.

Daily Agenda:

Group Session

Hands-on exploration of various tools and software

Project work (total of 5)

Individual mini-lessons as needed

Group evaluation, discussion, and reflection


Day and Time

Summary of Topics



Monday, June 23, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Overview of concepts, skills, and materials covered in the workshop, including goals.
  • Introduction to basic concepts working with still and motion image resolutions, pixels, and aspect ratios.
  • Preliminary planning for the final project and public presentation.
  • Introduction to Interim Projects
  • Hands-on demonstration using still images and motion pictures.
  • Hands-on exercises
Introduction to equipment and programs: Epson Projector, iMac, video equipment, software, iPad app ”ArtRage” Introduction,Brief Review,On-line activity (history, current examples) Hands-on exercises with iPad app
Tuesday, June 24, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Drawing/painting with the iPad
  • Incorporating image and text
  • Using audio
  • Creating a “motionpainting”
iPad app & iMac Review, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises with iPad apps, Field work (weather permitting)
Wednesday, June 25, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects
  • Basic drawing and painting techniques in After Effects
iPad app & iMac Review, Discussion, Hands on Exercises
Thursday, June 26, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Working with layers (specifically keying and time mapping)
  • Brief introduction to creating art using Adobe Flash & Processing
  • Hands-on exercises
Adobe After Effects CS 5.5, iPad app,Processing Review Discussion Hands-on Exercises
Friday, June 27, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Creating an integrated approach with single and/or multi-channel
  • Hands-on work for final project
  • Explore applications in the classroom
  • Presentation of final projects
  • Class review and evaluations
Adobe After Effects CS 5.5, Single and Multi-screen Projection on HD projectors Review, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, Presentations, Evaluations, Class Review
Learning Resources:
Kurt Ralske (Specifically, “Crit”, “Criticism”, and “On Cultural Analysis” –
Lev Manovich – “After Effects, or Velvet Revolution in Modern Culture, Part 1).
5 Essays on Art, Michel Moyse, 1999.
Other Artists & Sites to Explore (a partial list):
David Hockney
Nam June Paik
Stan VanderBeek
Marc Downie (Field)
William Kentridge
Walter Ungerer
“The OpenEnded Group”
MIT Media Lab (Scratch 2)
Xu Bing
Adam Rokhsar
Matthew Ostrowski





Attendance, Participation, and Exercises
  • Attend sessions
  • Participate in course discussions
  • Classwork and Hands-on Exercises
  • Collaborate with others during learning opportunities


Interim Projects & Final Project/Presentation
  • Develop a plan for the final project
  • Successful completion of interim projects
  • Successful completion of final project
  • Individual and group evaluation of final project
  • Presentation and Reflection


Grading Policy: A = 90 to 100%; B= 80 to 90%; C= 70 to 80%; D= 60 to 70%; F=59% and under

About Michel Moyse:

Michel Moyse, artist, filmmaker and teacher, is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro, Vermont. Michel has an extensive background in film and experimental art. His multi-screen video artwork has been shown in the United States and abroad. Prior to his position as Artistic Director of CDA, Michel was Sound Editor in New York City for such directors as Woody Allen, Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, and Peter Yates. Michel has a Masters in Art Education from New York University. After working for many years with oils, canvas, plastic and glass, Michel’s work took a decisive turn towards what he now calls ‘motionpainting’ in the mid 1980s with the advent of computers and digital technologies. The result is a series of digital artwork that explode the concept of traditional two-dimensional art through the addition of motion, sound and narrative elements. Michel lives and works in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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