Motion is mesmerizing, especially when it's art. Make an interactive kinetic sculptural toy, powered by the hand, simulating flight to enchant kids, entertain visitors, and disarm the boss when he makes the rounds. It's a simple machine whose parts you'll understand inside and out, make from scratch, and walk away with at the end of the class. You'll be learning small metal working skills like brazing and forming to accomplish your beautiful beast.
Students will come out of this weekend workshop with a familiarity with basics of brazing torch usage and safety, a grasp of rotary motion and basic mechanics, and a kinetic machine sculpture to take home!
No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.
All the brass and metal used to make the parts will be provided, as well as pliers, torches, gas, braze, glue etc. Materials cost is included in the class registration fee.
What to Bring:
Students should wear fire-safe clothing: non-synthetic materials and work gloves. Students should bring a sketchpad and writing utensil for notes and ideas, and a permanent marker.
Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces.You can check out her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/people/AllThingsEcco
This weekend workshop will run Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 1-5pm.
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.