Wood ‘N Puppets
July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018
Josh Almond and Marco Rosichelli
In this workshop students use wood to create playful, interactive sculptures and mechanical toys. You will learn about a variety of simple mechanisms including gears, cams, pistons and pulleys that can be used to automate your sculptures. Participants begin with simple mechanical motion and then (time permitting) will be introduced to motorized and perhaps fully-automated motion. This class combines carving techniques, basic joinery, artistic expression, and just enough mechanical engineering to create fun and poignant works of art. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $595
Josh Almond works primarily in wood to create furniture, boats and large-scale sculptural forms. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee and the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona, among others. He is an associate professor of Art at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he teaches sculpture and three-dimensional design classes.
Marco Rosichelli lives in Kansas City, Missouri and is an assistant professor and foundations coordinator at The University of Central Missouri. Rosichelli’s art is conceptually driven, responding to site with playful results employing a myriad of handmade, fabricated and repurposed components. His work spans a range of modalities from social sculpture to institutional critique and the production of fine art objects. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally with exhibitions in China, Seattle, Chicago and New York.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.