What’s Coming Up

Automata – Mechanical Art
Phoenix Studios is a marvellous, independently run, arts and crafts studios offering classes in a purpose built studio in the heart of Oxfordshire. Stephen is introducing an automata making class. James Ort, who runs the studio, attended Stephen’s workshop at West Dean College last year and thought he would be a hit at Phoenix – so invited him to run two  courses.

Very sadly, both planned workshops (in June and October 2020) have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

At some point, they will be re-instated. At the moment, it is an open question when this might be.


Making automata – mechanisms and kinetic artworks
7 – 13 August 2020
Stephen’s back at beautiful West Dean to run a six day course exploring the engineering challenge of making reliable mechanisms and how they can be harnessed to produce interesting movements and striking artworks or automata.
Full details from West Dean College.

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