Join us for a full day of tinkering building creepy and cute Halloween automata using everyday materials from around your house.
About this Event
In this family workshop we’ll connect in the morning for an introduction to the world of automata or moving kinetic sculptures. We’ll talk together about tools and materials, explore some inspirational machines made by CMT artists and get started constructing our own projects making weird and spooky characters come to life.
During the day the zoom call will be open as a “troubleshooting” helpline where experienced tinkering facilitators will take a look at in-progress projects, offer new ideas and share tips and tricks.
We will reconvene for an afternoon session to share our work and plan next steps for making and building with automata.
Family workshops are co-educational experiences (so adults, you get to do these activities too!). Best for ages 8 and up, tinkering with a parent or caregiver (in the same house or remotely).
Kit components for 1 each of the cardboard and cranky contraptions automata will be mailed to you before the course of workshops commences.
Price – £100 per family (includes 1 set of materials)
Additional set of materials – £80 (can only purchased with full price ticket)
Registration closes 19th of October to allow for materials to be sent to participants.
Unfortunately these events have now been cancelled. We will be holding similar workshops in 2021.
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