Hydroponics for Creative Practice
Co-Presented with InterAccess
Saturday May 13th, 1-4pm
InterAccess Centre for Electronic Arts
9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Led by Paul Chartrand
$90 (Regular—$60 registration fee + $30 materials fee)
$75 (InterAccess members & arts workers—$45 registration fee + $30 materials fee)
$60 (Students & seniors—$30 registration fee + $30 materials fee)
Emerging artist and environmental steward Paul Chartrand will lead participants through an introductory course to hydroponics and creating customized soil-less gardening systems for artistic and expressive applications.
Using recycled materials, each participant will be guided through the construction of a simple mechanism that can both aerate and pump water to plants. Participants will also be introduced to essential supplies and local suppliers for building on knowledge acquired in the workshop and completing a hydroponic system on a larger scale.
Frequently incorporating hydroponics into his own multimedia practice, Chartrand will also present some of his past projects and discuss best practices for implementing soil-less gardening technologies in the context of sculpture, installation and community art projects.