Creative Schools Network - Little Machines: Creating a Mechanical Bubble Machine

  • 8th November 2019, 13:30 - 16:00
  • Harley Gallery Welbeck A60 Mansfield Rd Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 3LW

Little Machines: Creating a Mechanical Bubble Machine

You will have the opportunity to work with Martin Smith, who’s exhibition Little Machines features his automata sculptures. He will show you around the exhibition and run a practical workshop creating a mechanical bubble machine.

‘Blow a soap bubble and observe it. You may study it all your life and draw one lesson after another in physics from it.’

Lord Kelvin

  • Martin will introduce and demonstrate how to use small pliers to sculpt soft wire and aluminium.
  • Using these basic techniques the participants will successfully make the necessary parts to create a fantastic 3-dimensional moving kinetic toy.
  • These can then be painted and personalised.

Colourful, witty and beautifully engineered, Martin Smith’s automata range from wind-driven swaying trees to tiny beating hearts and a celebratory party-popper table.

Relevant for:

  • KS 1 and KS 2 arts co-ordinators
  • D & T co-ordinators

The Nottinghamshire Creative Arts Network is a new opportunity in partnership with The Mighty Creatives and The Cotgrave Candleby Lane Teaching School Alliance to share great arts practice and be inspired by new ideas.This session is focused upon design and technology and the network is relevant to all teachers of the arts in primary education. The event will be hosted by Dayle Green, Education and Engagement Manager at the Harley Gallery.

The workshop is free of charge and open to all schools in the East Midlands and is funded by Arts Council England.

The Mighty Creatives Arts Consultant for Nottinghamshire will be available throughout to answer any questions or provide information for interested schools on Artsmark and Arts Awards.

There will be time built in throughout for discussion, networking and 1:1 conversation.

Friday 8th November 2019
Harley Gallery, Worksop
Registration from 13:00. Start 13:30 - 16:00 Finish.
There is free car parking adjacent to the Gallery complex and in front of the Garden Centre.
Light refreshments will be provided at registration.
Attendee Requirements
This event is suitable for KS1 and KS2 Arts co-ordinators, D&T co-ordinators
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Harley Gallery Welbeck A60 Mansfield Rd Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 3LW