Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshop

To sign up for any of these workshops, either:

  • follow the Eventbrite link
  • email us at education@vivomediaarts.com
  • call 604-872-8337

Want access to discounts? Sign up to for an Extended Producer Membership, or redeem the Video Bucks you earned by volunteering.

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Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing education@vivomediaarts.com at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!


Build your own Light-Theremin

Join Moldover–music controller interface designer & visionary–to create your own light-sensing Theremin inside the MakerMobile!

Monday, March 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(followed by artist presentation 9pm-10pm)




One session, 2 hours total, electronic parts included | $70, or $55 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership

Sign up @ Eventbrite

No previous experience required!
Equipment and materials included!

In this electronic construction workshop, Moldover will take you through the steps to build your own Light-Theremin CD case. Even if you’ve never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence in two hours. If you do have experience, you’ll learn how to solder better, and walk away with a fun and unique instrument, plus a copy of Moldover’s album.

Bonus! This workshop takes place in the MakerMobile, a Vancouver original. MakerMobile is a unique multifunctional mobile makerspace, laboratory, workshop and classroom, making hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life.It empowers people to create with technology rather than simply consume it! VIVO thanks MakerMobile’s support in staging this event.











Following the workshop, Moldover will give an artist presentation on his Playable Packaging designs, as well as his performance instruments, The Mojo, The Robocaster, and The MC1. This presentation is a separate event, with entrance by donation, taking place in VIVO’s studio, 9pm-10pm.


Disillusioned with “press play DJs”, Moldover (moldover.com) fans eagerly welcome electronic music’s return to virtuosity, improvisation, and emotional authenticity. Dig deeper into Moldover’s world and you’ll uncover a subversive cultural icon who is jolting new life into physical media with Playable Packaging, sparking beautiful collaborations with his custom Jamboxes, and drawing wave after wave of followers with an open-source approach to sharing his methods and madness.






Camera, Lights, Sound!

Gain the confidence to set up a video shoot under the skilled guidance of artist Fran Breden!

Spring-Cleaning Special Rates!
Two sessions, 9 hours total | $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership

Session 1: Saturday April 22, 12:30pm-5pm
Session 2: Saturday April 29, 12:30pm-5pm

Sign up @ Eventbrite

Basic technical aspects of camera operation, sound recording, and lighting principles are taught through demonstration and hands-on practical exercises using the Canon Rebel T4i high definition camera and its interchangeable lenses. Learn how to use manual settings to help you get the best shot. Understand exposure, gain, shutter speed, and white balance. Using the Zoom H4n, audio recording procedure and considerations will be introduced. The principals of three-point lighting will also be covered and practiced.

This workshop uses equipment you can rent from VIVO, so it’s a great primer to get you started on your videos! It also benefits participants interested in VIVO’s more intermediary video-making workshops.


Frances Breden has been teaching filmmaking and video production since 2009 at VIVO and the Gulf Islands Film and Television School. She’s a senior design and media arts student at Simon Fraser University, and a core member of art collective COVEN BERLIN (covenberlin.com). Her most recent video project is here: http://vandocument.com/2016/05/hong-kong-exile-in-studio




 Intro to Music Production & Ableton Live

Join producer Alexandre Klinke to expand your music performance and composition methods with this in-depth introduction to the multifaceted software, Ableton Live.

Session 1: Sunday, April 23, 1pm-4pm
Session 2: Sunday, April 30, 1pm-4pm
Session 3: Sunday, May 7, 1pm-4pm

Spring Cleaning Special Rates!
Three sessions, 9 hours total | $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership

Sign up @ Eventbrite

Ableton Live is one of the top music creation and performance platforms available. In this workshop students will be introduced to the fundamentals of audio recording, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and sound synthesis. They will learn how to use the tools in Ableton Live to produce music, experimental sound pieces and create their own synth patches.

No prior experience necessary!

Participants are asked to bring their own headphones; or may otherwise contact education@vivomediaarts.com beforehand to reserve a pair.

Participants may bring their own MIDI controllers, but are not required to do so.


Alexandre Klinke (alexandreklinke.com) is a Brazilian music composer, performer, and sound designer for film & TV, based in Vancouver, Canada. With background as a jazz and classical guitarist, his work as a composer reflects an eclectic style that ranges from orchestral to electronic, jazz and rock. As a solo artist, he is heavily inspired by the harmonies and intricate rhythms from Brazilian music. He is also an Instructor at the Digital Music Production Program at Langara College, in Vancouver.