Storytelling with Augmented Reality

Workshop Description

In this six-week virtual workshop, students will learn how to use Augmented Reality (AR) to tell powerful stories about local issues that matter to them. Students will focus on storytelling and develop their explorations into interactive digital experiences using Augmented Reality. They will learn storyboarding, design methodologies, and interaction design techniques using authoring tools such as Spark AR and Adobe Aero. Students will develop useful life skills, such as critical thinking, communication of ideas, problem solving, leadership, and collaboration. The workshop culminates in a final virtual showcase of project prototypes where students will gather feedback for their creative expressions. The workshop will be taught by Scott Kildall, an artist and educator working at the forefront of art and technology. Because of the changes in our current landscape due to COVID-19, we will be using the power of online platforms, including Zoom, as tools for instruction and collaboration across large distances.

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of an environment where objects that reside in the real world are captured on camera, then enhanced with extra layers of digital information. Here’s a 2-minute video on AR by Mashable Explains.

Rolling admissions. Register ASAP to ensure a spot.

Who Should Apply

This workshop is for youth ages 15-18.


Free for participants.

Program Dates/Times*

  • April 8, 4-7 PM
  • April 15, 4-7 PM
  • April 22, 4-7 PM
  • April 29, 4-7 PM
  • May 6, 4-7 PM
  • May 13, 4-7 PM

The instructor will hold office hours on Mondays during the program. Students will also have an opportunity to virtually present their projects at the end of May.

About the Artist: Scott Kildall

Scott is a new media artist who has been working with art + technology + education for over 15 years. He works with datasets related to natural sciences and how they interact with human civilization, transforming these into sculptures and interactive installations. His work specializes data to create experiences where viewers can move and interact with the data itself. Because data has physical consequences, his work generates meaningful real-life experiences for the viewer.

Recent artworks range from stone tablets etched with meteorite impact data to interactive sound installations based on water quality to virtual reality installations where viewers can fly around data involving the artificial construct of the nation-state. Learn more about Scott on his website:

Scott led workshops as a lead artist for ZERO1’s American Arts incubator Program in Bangkok, Thailand in 2017. Take a look at the program video.


Questions? Reach out to our Program Manager, Maya Holm at