Dribbble X Spark AR Workshop

Meta Product Events

Oct 13, 2021, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Get inspired to create augmented reality effects on Facebook and Instagram as part of this workshop! You’re invited to join an interactive, 3-hour virtual workshop with Lianne Tokey of Spark AR, where you’ll learn how to publish an immersive effect and enjoy an engaging Q&A session. Students will create, show off and share their very own Instagram effects.

About this event

New tools and technologies are transforming the way we create. Using Augmented Reality, we can view our physical reality differently as social media platforms are including AR features in their products. Wearables and mobile devices add a new visual layer to the world we see around us.

Join AR expert, Lianne Tokey, as she shares her journey as an independent freelance illustrator to becoming a Program Manager for Facebook’s AR ecosystem. During her presentation, she will discuss her process and transition from 2D/3D ideation to creating immersive experiences. She will also walk you through Spark AR Studio, the tool used to build effects for Instagram and Facebook, and show you how easy it is to use!

In this three-hour free interactive workshop, Lianne will also cover her workflow, from best practices when creating art elements, to layout considerations when designing for immersive space. She will show you how to add looping animations that play out sequentially by using the animation patches in the patch editor. Lianne will also share her go-to list of easy-to-add visual elements in Spark that can be applied to any effect to add that extra detail to take your Spark AR effects to the next level!

Plus, there will be a panel discussion about ideation for immersive experiences, and panelists will dig into the capabilities available in Spark AR, as well as limitations. You don't want to miss this!

What you’ll learn

  • The present and future of Augmented Reality in our daily lives
  • AR Opportunities for Artists
  • Creating an immersive AR experience by translating existing artwork
  • Building effects for Instagram and Facebook with Spark AR Studio
  • How to create your first effect - a step-by-step guided process
  • Learning resources and support for continuing the Creator journey

What you’ll need

To fully participate in this workshop, here are the tools you'll need besides a Facebook account. Your FB account is used to sign in to Spark AR Studio, and to publish your effects.


  • Lianne Baron


    AR Program Manager

  • Tomas Pietravallo

    AR Developer

  • Isabelle Udo

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