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Automata – Mechanical Art Workshop
3rd – 4th July [FULLY BOOKED] and 25th – 26th September 2021

Phoenix Studios is a marvellous, independently run, arts and crafts studios offering classes in purpose built studios and outdoor marquees in the heart of Oxfordshire, UK.
This will be the first ever automata-making workshop at Phoenix. James Ort, who runs the studio, attended Stephen’s workshop at West Dean College, a happy experience that led him to invite Stephen to run two courses at Phoenix.

Over to Phoenix Studios for more details about the courses.


Making Automata – mechanisms & kinetic artworks
13 – 19 August 2021
I’ll be back at the beautiful West Dean College during the Summer School to run an automata-making course learning about, and making, basic mechanisms, and playfully experimenting how the mechanical movements can be harnessed for creative effect.

More details from West Dean College


Bridgewater, Somerset, UK

Crafting Curious Automata
29-31 July 2022 (note this course was originally planned for 2020, but due to Covid has been postponed until 2022)

Three day automata-making course at the superb new Clayhill Arts, in the lovely Somerset countryside. Explore the creative possibilities of mechanisms, learn some basics about how they work and how to make them, and build your own automaton.

More details from Clayhill Arts


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