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Multidimensional Collage Workshop w/ Alyssa Bornn

Image: Alyssa Bornn, plum, digital composite image, 3D scans. Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, November 2, 6-9 pm
PAVED Arts Production Centre

An introduction to 3D scanning for use in 2D workspaces. In this workshop, we will walk through the basics of creating a 3D model from an existing object. We will talk about how photogrammetry works, how to optimize results and how to mess with programs to achieve unexpected outcomes. Participants will work independently or in groups scanning their objects and then bringing them into Photoshop to create compositions.

This workshop is interested in an exploratory approach and is not suitable for those wishing to achieve high degrees of accuracy. Alyssa Bornn is interested in the unique tactility of these photo objects and their proneness to glitching out. This mode of working is a great introduction to 3D objects for those who might not have access to or familiarity with 3D programs as well as for photo artists or graphic designers or anyone with a fondness for old video game graphics.

Tools and materials needed

Participants are asked to bring objects of interest (trinkets, snacks, toys, etc.) to make models of as well as a few digital backdrop images to incorporate into their compositions. USB stick to take home work. Optional: A phone or iPad with Qlone installed.

Basic skills

A working knowledge of Photoshop basics, specifically selection tools and layers, will be helpful for this workshop.

To register for this workshop, email

Artist Bio

Alyssa Bornn lives and works in Winnipeg, MB. Her work is primarily centered around ideas relating to transference, interchangeability, language, failure, and the poetics of technical processes. She makes images and objects informed by an interest in early computing, textile production, play, and in the pursuit of visual joy.

She holds a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. In 2021 she was awarded the Photography Award by PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, and in 2019 the Emerging Digital Artist Award presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Her work has recently been exhibited at PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts (Winnipeg, 2021), Dunlop Art Gallery, (Regina, 2020), Plug In ICA, (Winnipeg, 2019), Trinity Square Video (Toronto, 2019).