Space still Available!
Cecilia will be teaching at North House in Grand Marais, MN in September.
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 draw, drill and cut gears, cams and levers, and how to assemble machines that will actually work. There will be ample time to discuss design considerations and allow for experimentation with different combinations of mechanisms and the resulting movements. Students will choose from two different simple projects–a figure that comes to life and dances when the crank is turned or a galloping animal– and leave with plenty of ideas and inspiration to create their own whirling, chomping, and flying machines.
Dates: Thurs, Sept. 04, 2014 – Sat, Sept. 06, 2014
phone: 218-387-9762 · toll-free: 888-387-9762 · fax: 218-387-9706
PO Box 759 · 500 Highway 61 West · Grand Marais, MN 55604