It Takes A Community

After meeting with staff at the clinic I created a design with the Minnesota River Valley theme in mind (the clinic is located close to the Minnesota River). While taking a walk on the edge of the Minnesota River I saw and photographed many animals. Later I wondered what it would be like if all of these animals used their special skills to work together and what would they make? It Takes A Community answers that question. They would make a club house, OF COURSE!... more....

Automata: Making Wood Move

Cranks wind, gears turn, dragons chomp and birds fly. Welcome to the whimsical world of automata: simple wooden machines that delight and amaze. Join Cecilia Schiller for a three-day exploration of the principals of making wooden machines and the simple mechanisms that make things move. Beginning with the design process, students will learn techniques to […]... more....

WATER IS LIFE! is now on Permanent Display

Interactive Sculpture by Cecilia Schiller

Cecilia Schiller, together with Willis Bowman, created Water is Life, an interactive, water driven, sculpture in the form of a tree that is meant to encourage the community to share in the responsibility of protecting water and keeping it clean. The sculpture is activated by rainwater from the roof that drains into a turbine, rotates […]... more....

See Cecilia on MN Original

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Cecilia Schiller was featured on TPT’s program MN Original in early January 2013, a show that showcases Minnesota artists and their work. The program was recorded in May in her studio and at the Landmark Center while Cecilia was finishing up work on her interactive sculpture Birdhouse. Cecilia’s story and the full episode is posted on www.mnoriginal.org. Visitors […]... more....