Category Archives: Workshop

Painting with Light: Video Sculptures: Open Call for Artists

For “Painting with Light: Video Sculptures” at Phoenix Brighton Alex May plans to create a new installation stemming from a participatory workshop with artists, from diverse backgrounds, including those who typically work with traditional art media such as painting and sculpture. The aim is to push the boundaries of this innovative medium and create new forms of expression.

We are pleased to announce an open call for artists who would like to learn how to work with “Painting with Light” developing the installation with Alex May over a three day workshop on 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2014. There will be an opening reception at 6:30pm on 5th December and the exhibition is open to the public 6th – 10th December 2014.

For further details and to access the application form, please follow this link:


Painting With Light – Brighton Workshop 2015

Video Mapping Using Painting With Light with Alex May

Phoenix Brighton
Saturday, 7 March 2015 from 11:30 to 17:30 (GMT)
Brighton, United Kingdom

This is a workshop for digital artists, designers, VJ’s, painters, and anyone interested in video mapping using the “Painting with Light” software, which allows you to easily ‘paint’ 3D objects with light using a computer and video projector. Learn the basics of how to get started, setting up a projector, painting with moving video, and the software’s very latest features. An ideal course for anyone wanting to explore a new medium and an artistic approach to video mapping. Please bring your own laptop/projector if possible or share one of several projectors that will be supplied. Suitable for all levels.

Costs: £35
Days: 1 Saturday
Times: 11:30am – 5:30pm
Date: 7th March 2015
Room: Green
Maximum: 12

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Painting With Light in Caracas Venezuela


The British Council arranged for Alex May to run a two day Painting With Light workshop in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela.

At the end of the second day, Alex and the participants created a site-specific installation in the Museum using packing crates that had just returned from bringing back a large exhibition of Venezuelan art back to the museum as the basis of the installation.

Groups of participants worked together to develop parts of the installation based on their own perceptions of living in Caracas.

One group chose architecture, another chose the metro, others chose nature.

Finally bringing all these aspects together into one installation created a unique view of the city that was opened to the public, and was visited by the British Ambassador and the Director of the British Council.

You can read more about the workshop on Alex’s website.