Visual Programming Using Paper.js with Jürg Lehni

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016

4 p.m.

Gray Area / Grand Theater

Join us for a workshop led by Jürg Lehni to learn about the core concepts and philosophies behind the Paper.js library. Participants will create and animate simple graphical shapes and build drawing tools that they can work with manually.

Paper.js is a graphics framework for JavaScript that its creators, Jürg Lehni and Jonathan Puckey, describe as “the Swiss army knife of vector graphics scripting.” Paper.js proposes an interesting and unique way to work with graphical forms that in the words of Zach Lieberman, “feels like coding directly inside a vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator.”

Participants should feel comfortable working with entry-level JavaScript. They should bring their own computers and are encouraged to experiment with Paper.js before the workshop.

Presented in collaboration with Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.