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Tangled Art + Disability & Tangled London: The Workshop Web

Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tangled Art + Disability & Tangled London invite you to The Workshop Web! Interactive Fiction: An Introduction to Game Making Using Twine 

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30, 2017 Forest City Gallery, 258 Richmond Street, London, ON 1 pm - 5 pm


The game-making and curating duo of Diana Poulsen and Matt Sparling will introduce participants to the basics of game design and programming in order for you to begin to make your very own game (with no previous experience or specialized equipment required). Participants are required to bring a laptop. This workshop will be held at an accessible location as well as ASL interpretation and attendant care will be available. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided to participants.

To register please email For more information please continue reading or contact Christine Negus at with questions.

- The Program -

Tangled London’s Workshop Web is a workshop series offering accessible and innovative arts opportunities for people who identify as deaf, disabled or mad. These workshops welcome artists, and artists-to-be, to participate, create and share with like-individuals in a safe environment. Workshops will explore gaming, creative writing and moving images and are led by disability artists and cultural leaders from the community. Workshops are free of charge and require no prior arts experience! 

- Who we are -

Tangled London is a collective focused on expanding the visibility and creation of disability arts in The Forest City and is a branch of Tangled Art + Disability, a Toronto-based arts organization dedicated to showcasing artists across disabilities and across art disciplines. Tangled is entering it’s last year of a three-year touring program, Tangled on Tour, supporting opportunities for various cities across Ontario including; London, Peterborough, Ottawa and Thunder Bay. This year Tangled London and Tangled Art + Disability will be working together to present a workshop series and a 3-day festival showcasing London-based disability artists along with international artists in live performance, film and visual arts.

- Who we are looking for -

Tangled London invites all people with disabilities, deaf people and individuals with mental illnesses, who are interested in expanding their artistic skills to participate. There is no experience required and the goals for this focus around community building and self-expression. Whether you are interested in the arts or looking to connect with new friends in the city, this workshop series is a great way to experiment and have fun.

- Workshop Leaders -

Diana Poulsen is an art historian and currently living in London ON where she teaches at Fanshawe College. Her MA thesis, “But Today, We Collect Videogames”, examines the similarities between art and videogames under the umbrella of visual culture. Diana’s research interests include: collage, appropriation, New Media, Neo-Baroque aesthetics, robotics and videogames. She is a former videogame critic and section editor for MONDO Magazine and has written for Kill Screen and Gamasutra. Diana was a member of Team Vector which runs Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival. She holds a Masters degree in Art history from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA honours in visual arts (studio) from York University.

Matt Sparling is an artist and photographer based in Hamilton, Ontario. Matt studied undergraduate art and art history at McMaster University, and subsequently completed his MFA in 2008 at the University of Western Ontario. 

- Registration Contact -  Workshops have a cap of 8 individuals. Please email with questions or to register for workshops. 

- Accessibility - All workshops are in venues, which are wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation and attendant care will be provided for all workshops. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. 

- Contact - Christine Negus Tangled London Outreach and Production Coordinator //////

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