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Mechanics of Motions Workshop (For Teens)

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VALA Art Center

7525 166th Ave NE

Redmond, WA 98052

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Ages: 13-17; Grades 9-12
Free!
Maximum 12 students
Location: VALA Art Center in Redmond Town center

Featured artist, Matthew Dockrey will engage students in an interactive mechanical art workshop. This workshop will illustrate the basis of mechanics and motion and demonstrate how these elements can be brought together to create movable art sculptures. This workshop also serves as the foundation of instruction for students to continue perfecting their mechanical structures to create innovative devices, which are eligible for entry in to the Mechanics of Motion – Move the Potato! Student Competition 2017 Do you love to tinker, fascinated by moving parts, cranks, gears and levers or are you a curious explorer who enjoys art-making with recycled materials? Well…this workshop and student competition is for you! Kits with recycled materials will be provided.

Then join us for the follow up event:

Mechanics of Motion – Move the Potato! Juried Student Competition
Saturday, November 11
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An event tied to what the student sculptors create at the Oct. 28th workshop.

This program is aligned with our installation:

Sculptures in Motion
October - November, 2017

VALA Art Center
Friday-Sunday
12pm- 6pm
7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA (in Redmond Town Center)

This kinetic sculpture installation includes works by local artists including anchor artist Matthew Dockrey. Youth and teen workshops will discuss the mechanics of motion and will encourage participants to build their own kinetic sculpture. The participating artists will jury a youth kinetic sculpture competition. Generously sponsored by City of Redmond’s 2017 Arts Season Grant.


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