Immersive Ink // Bridging 2D to 3D with Augmented Reality

February 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
934 SW Salmon St.

Ages 18+

Artist Instructor: Heather Dunaway Smith
Cost: $300 – Get $20 off if you also register for AR // Navigating a New Medium

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Transform your artwork into a spatial AR art experience!
The workshop will start with an introduction to Aero, Adobe’s free AR software. Then, we will cover AR workflow, best practices, and design principles, including visual design, interaction design, and audio design. Students will then build their own AR experiences using their original artwork as the anchor for the AR experience. At the end of the day, we will create a gallery of the artworks and will share the newly created AR experiences together.

Required Materials:

  • A digital artwork (to be printed & used as the image anchor for the AR experience)
  • A laptop with your favorite art creation software (Photoshop, After Effects, Blender, etc) and Adobe Aero installed.
  • A mobile device (phone or tablet) with Adobe Aero installed.
    • PAM CUT can provide if necessary

comfort with digital art-making tools

Artist Instructor bio:
Heather Dunaway Smith is an award-winning interactive artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and interaction design into immersive art experiences. After a childhood spent in the theater (performing and playwriting), she became interested in blurring the line between art and audience, by creating experiences where the participant is the protagonist.

After receiving her B.A. in Interactive Multimedia from Columbia, she began working with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies (Snap, Adobe, Meta, Harley Davidson, The Art Institute of Chicago, Highlights), on a wide range of projects, including websites, apps, mobile games, immersive museum exhibits, and AR/VR artworks. In 2020, she was awarded an AR artist residency at Adobe. In 2021, she became a Snap partner and began designing and developing experiences for their AR glasses, the Next Spectacles. Her art has been exhibited around the globe (Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Denver, and Portland) and in 2022, she curated and produced the AR Art Gallery at Adobe MAX.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Immersive Ink // Bridging 2D to 3D with Augmented Reality