Workshop Registration

Introduction to Blender

NOTE: Participants must download and install Blender on their personal computers for this workshop.

Have you ever wanted to make your own 3D animation? In this two-part workshop with digital media artist and scholar Hiba Ali, participants will learn 3D animation on Blender, an open-source (free) 3D animation program. Get hands-on and animate 3D text, key frame 3D shapes, add colour and texture, and make our own 3D animated video. In addition, participants will learn about the contemporary digital media arts landscape, while taking away some Blender tips and tricks to apply to future 3D animation projects.

No prior experience required. Participants This workshop is recommended as a companion to the After Effects and Colour Theory workshops. 

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

part 1: Sat 21 August 2021, 10 am - 1 pm   
part 2: Sun 22 August 2021, 10 am - 1 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 20 August 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Hiba Ali

Hiba Ali is a producer of moving images, sounds, couture and words. They reside in many time zones: Chicago, Toronto and Eugene. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, they belong to East African, South Asian and Arab diasporas. They are a practitioner and (re)learner of Swahili, Urdu, Arabic and Spanish languages. They work on two long term art and publication projects: an art-based PhD project that examines womyn of colour’s labour, and architecture of surveillance as it exists within the monopoly of Amazon (corp.) and the Black Indian Ocean project which features the music, cloth and ritual of African descent communities across the Indian Ocean region through music, cloth and ritual.

They are an Assistant Professor of New Media Artist/ Feminist Discourse at the College of Design in the Art & Technology Program at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Currently, they are a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Their work has been presented in Chicago, Stockholm, Vienna, Berlin, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, São Paulo, Detroit, Windsor, Dubai, Austin, Vancouver, and Portland. They have written for the following magazines: “C”, THE SEEN, Newcity Chicago, Art Chicago, Art Dubai, The State, Medium’s ZORA, RTV, and Topical Cream.

Category: Digital Tools & Animation
Maximum Capacity: 10
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember