What is a kinetic sculpture? It is a piece of art with moving elements powered that can be powered by wind, humans, or motors. In this class, kids will learn how to build simple sculptures with things found around the house, like coathangers, tissue boxes, cups, and more! Students will learn basic fabrication methods with these materials and will build a static sculpture, a shadow sculpture, and a flying kinetic sculpture (pictured) by the end of the class.
Recommended for kids 10 and older!
– Students will build 2 recycled sculptures and a simple kinetic sculpture by the end of the course
– Encourage students to be creative with materials around the home.
– Students should understand the basics of working with said materials.
– Give children more ways to play while they are quarantined at home.
– Take some pressure off parents to come up with ways for their kids to play.
Tools: Pliers (ideally 2 sets), wire cutters (need to cut coathanger wire), scissors, and an adjustable light source (desk lamp, etc).
Materials: wire coathangers (2-3 ideally, or similar fairly rigid wire), duct tape or similar, string, thin cardboard boxes or material (pasta box, tissue box, or similar cardstock-thickness material, 3-4 boxes ideal), printer paper, and other recycled materials you have at home.
Tuesdays; 6/2/2020 – 6/23/2020 from 5PM – 6PM
This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to log into Zoom via a computer/mobile device.