Much of our daily life is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We believe the best way to understand how an algorithm works is to write it. The Machine Learning Literacy Workshop is a hands-on series focused on using machine learning tools for artistic expression. The workshop is open to all skill levels - from beginners to more advanced developers. A few things we are will explore in this workshop: collecting and building databases from scratch, reading and writing electronic text, image recognition and processing, methods for using deep neural networks for the creation of generative art, and deconstructing scientific terminology. The goal of this workshop is to get students to prototype and practice building small projects in a week, explore the social and ethical conditions of machine learning, and create a community of artists and students who would like to work on more machine learning projects to support each other and collaborate in the future.