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conductive paint workshop | sandbox

  • the hustle, lululemon 318 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2 Canada (map)
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For many, Toronto is a muse for creation. 

In an effort to celebrate the city, the Sandbox team invites you to explore Toronto through a combination of art and digital. 

Using different neighbourhoods and boroughs as inspiration, we will explore ways to use conductive paint and help us honour the city we call home. Working in groups, creatives will learn about conductive paint and its uses while actively exploring how it can be used. 

Attendees are encouraged to identify areas of Toronto that inspire, motivate, and represent what the city means to them. After creating a visual, each person will either record a soundbite or choose a pre-existing soundbite to represent their city-inspired drawing. Sandbox hosts will then guide participants through the process of using conductive paint to recreate the sounds of the city. 

Recess lies at the intersection of creativity and introspection. For our second instalment of Recess, the Sandbox team invites you to express yourself through a combination of art and digital. Working in groups, creatives will learn about conductive paint and its uses while actively exploring how it can be used.
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What is conductive paint?

Conductive paint is like any other water based paint but can conduct electricity.

Think about making a piece, then painting a 'circuit' within it to make your piece interactive.

You could embed it into a canvas, into wood, or even paint the whole piece out of the conductive paint. It's a really simple process and let's people touch the paint which could trigger an interaction like a sound, a video, a light switch, and all sorts of other things.


All attendees will get to:

  • Work together in groups and meet new faces.
  • Create homemade conductive paint as a group.
  • Get a chance to add to our Celebrate The City installation in 'The Hustle' space
  • Learn to use conductive paint to trigger audio. (We will be using ‘Makey Makey and Bare Conductive’ boards.)

All attendees will be provided with: 

- Sturdy watercolour paper
- Watercolour paint and brushes
- 1 cup of conductive paint per group