An introduction to Processing (http://processing.org), a coding language designed for artistic applications. Processing is quick to learn for beginning coders, particularly those with a visual background. The language is simple yet capable of scaling to projects of almost any complexity. It is easy to learn for non-programmers yet powerful enough for seasoned programmers to rapidly develop concepts. Processing has the added benefit of being a free and open source tool that is used by a large and very active community of creative minds internationally.
This workshop will guide participants through the creation of a basic drawing tool to introduce the fundamental concepts of Processing. The finished project will be a unique drawing application that can be tweaked and modified to create individual artworks. These images can then be saved in a printable format to show how the language can rapidly turn ideas into tangible results.