10am – 4pm
Learn all about kinetic art in this hands-on experimental workshop that will introduce and explore the low-tech creative power of cams and cranks which are powered by hand.
Learn how to construct a basic cam and crankshaft mechanism using pre-made wood and metal components. This will form a creative springboard from which you can design and construct your own kinetic artwork or automaton. Inventiveness, humour and experimentation are encouraged, and creative ideas will be sparked by playing around with the movements and harnessing their intrinsic characteristics.
You will have the opportunity to learn how to use a range of tools, such as a pillar drill and scroll saw. Ticket price includes all materials, however participants are also welcome to bring their own tools and any materials, objects or bits of junk that could be used in the artwork.