Augment your Art with Artivive
Augmented Reality (AR) Online Workshop
December 8, 2020

If Your Artworks Could Talk…
Now They Can!

Augmented Reality (AR) is a way that literally brings art to life and allows your art to talk! AR is a way to overlay imagery, video, audio and objects into your environment such that they become part of your reality. You see and experience AR via looking at your world through the screen of a mobile smart device like a phone or tablet, using apps made especially for that purpose. The Art Newspaper article on how artists, galleries and museums are experimenting with and using AR explains: “AR makes actual environments interactive by overlaying objects and sounds that appear to react with the real world. This is the technology behind the worldwide sensation that was Pokémon Go, launched in 2016, and it is also what powers the camera filters on apps such as Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.” AR can deepen your understanding of an artwork and shine light on the process. It is truly a transformational technology for the way we experience art   an exciting, engaging, interactive and experiential way to add a magical pizzazz, story, process, context, depth and dimension to an artwork.

This is a live “hands-on” online workshop run on the Zoom platform that you can participate in from anywhere. It is taught in three live Zoom sessions that take place on the same day. The timings of these sessions will be: 9am – 10:30am PST; 11:30am – 1pm PST; and 2pm – 3:30pm PST. Each session includes demonstrations and Q & A. Your art will be shared on a dedicated Padlet online gallery for us all to try out each other’s AR overlays. This course will be limited to ten students. Students will need to be PaintboxTV annual members ($199 per year).
Class Fee: $149 (additional to PaintboxTV membership). The class fee does not include the cost of any in-app Artivive purchases.

Registration: To register first join, if you are not already a member, then click on the link below and use the donation form to pay $149.



Intro. Which image? What story do you want to tell?


Prepping trigger image for printing. Making a print of your trigger image for viewing your AR.


Use of Procreate images and their time-lapse replay videos. Sizing of trigger image and overlay video. Basic video editing.


Creating an Artivive account. Uploading your trigger image and video content into your Artivive account.


Testing with the Artivive app. Understanding the Artivive app. Class exhibit. Review and wrap.

The video at the top of this page shows a couple of examples of my AR extended artworks, including my live event iPad paintings, created using the Procreate app, of the launch of the luxury cruise ship Seven Seas Splendor in Miami and of an ‘Art Meets Hospitality’ Parisian-themed reception at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, both being viewed with the AR app Artivive.

See how my business cards come to life with AR!

AR differs from Virtual Reality (VR) in that in VR you are completely immersed in a virtual world and are isolated from the real world.

Here are the Artivive app download links for iOS and Android devices:
Artivive on Apple App Store
Artivive on Android Google Play