ABOUT SKILL SET
Skill Set is CAMH’s new hands-on workshop program and skills exchange. Skill Set invites individuals to share her/his expertise on an eclectic array of subjects: educational, recreational, and/or utilitarian in a non-traditional hands-on workshop style classroom setting. Skill Set asks the question: “If contemporary art can be anything and be about anything, what are the skills that someone might need to be taught to be a contemporary artist?” Classes are open to adults to mature children, and participants will learn a range of new abilities used by contemporary artists.
ABOUT MATTHEW STEINKE
Matthew Steinke is a musician, instrument maker, and visual artist. He studied analogue electronics and audio engineering at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. While in the Northwest, he started the experimental rock band Mocket, the post-wave Satisfact, and the first installment of Octant, his ongoing solo project comprised of hand-built, mechanically-driven instruments. He moved to Chicago in 2000 to receive his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded a scholarship to produce work combining robotics and sound in the Art and Technology department. He was subsequently awarded the Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in New Media. Currently residing in Austin, he divides his time between teaching electronic art, building instruments, and performing with the latest version of his robotic band, Octant.