Students are introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design-oriented thinking. They will use the work of Alexander Calder, George Rhodes, Dug North and Arthur Ganson as examples of various forms of moving sculpture. Each day they use the principles they are learning as the basis for their own creations, and at the end of the week they bring together their complete array of new skills to create a large-scale, chain-reaction-type artwork.
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