Making a Mechanical Toy: Thaumatropes with Gary Schott
A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in Victorian times. It consists of a disk or card with an image on each side attached to two pieces of string that, when wound and spun quickly, cause the images to combine as one - an optical effect due to the persistence of vision between the human eye and brain. We will go one step further by creating a mechanism that will allow us to mechanically spin our card. Working primarily with wood, wire and matt board, the workshop will cover mechanical systems such as: bearings, shafts, pin wheel gears, ratios, and cranks. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in incorporating mechanical elements in their artwork.
Sat & Sun, Nov 19 & 20 from 10:00AM - 4:30PM
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