Meet the Wandering Pixel
Beep beep, honk honk – RMCAD’s Wandering Pixel is coming through! Our mobile creative studio is the perfect way to get a taste of our classes and programs at RMCAD. This workshop on wheels visits high schools and attends local events for free to give high school students and the community an opportunity to experiment with the latest art technology and software.
Inside the Pixel
The Wandering Pixel is a refurbished RV that has been completely decked out as an artist’s dream classroom. No design major is left behind as the technology inside appeals to 2D, 3D, game art, interior design and photography students, just to name a few.
The space includes three workstation level PCs for game and 3D art, an iMac for photography, two iPads for mobile applications, a VR setup with Oculus Quest and a theater. A few of the softwares students can explore include: Procreate, Affinity Designer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Lightroom.
If you are interested in learning more about these softwares, please check out our Wandering Pixel workshops, to walk through a few tutorials at home.
Behind the design
Since the Pixel is a mobile studio, designing the space with transportation in mind was critical. Large screens were mounted using tested suspension methods, while computers and iPads were connected to swiveling mounts. The team also created storage bins to hold free standing items, which are then placed once the Pixel reaches its destination.
In addition to technology placement, the RMCAD team was also tasked with the challenge of setting up a moving wifi network. Because the mobile studio goes anywhere, it needs the ability to get internet everywhere. The wifi solution hasn’t just been successful with off-campus events, but has come in handy during a past power outage at the college.
Schedule an event
If you are interested in bringing our art college to your high school, please fill out our Wandering Pixel form to set up a field trip. We are thrilled to share this one-of-a-kind experience with your students and know they will leave feeling inspired.
We also welcome inquiries for art walks, festivals or other local events. If you are interested in hosting the Wandering Pixel, please fill out our form.
Be sure to be on the lookout for the Wandering Pixel around town! If you see our RV, tag us on social media @RMCAD or use #RMCAD!