This is a beginner exploratory, hands-on workshop, aimed at people who want to make their own automata, toys, mechanical sculptures, set pieces, or other devices.
Participants will lean the basic principles of mechanics, and create simple mechanical prototypes (using a variety of materials and tools). The workshop will begin with an overview of basic mechanical principles and basic mechanisms including levers, cranks, and cams and we will build some of these mechanisms to use for reference throughout the workshop. Working through a design process participant’s will design and build their own automata out of cardboard, foam-core, paper, dowels, small pieces of wood and various fasteners. This workshop is a great opportunity to experiment, and test ideas.
Saturday May 14 & Sunday 15, 10 am to 4 pm
Two days for $200 registration plus $20 materials fee.
Toronto School of Puppetry, Puppetmongers Studio. Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Please contact Puppetmongers
or Visit: http://www.torontoschoolofpuppetry.com/automata-workshop/
The Toronto school of puppetry is dedicated to building and strengthening Canada’s puppetry culture through education, and by supporting the development of new work by emerging and established artists. It is for people from all walks of the arts who are interested in learning about and integrating puppetry into their artistic practice.
Find more puppetry workshops at: http://www.torontoschoolofpuppetry.com/workshop-schedule-april-may-2016/
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