Automata, puppets and clocks

SLW08572 Storytelling through automata with Rachel Larkins


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About this course

Consider the potential of automata to tell a story through drawing and making inspired by antique and contemporary moving toys. By reflecting on the use of materials, construction and experiments with simple moving mechanisms, you will develop an idea for a moving sculpture from two-dimensional sketch to three-dimensional realisation.


Rachel Larkins

Rachel holds a Masters in Sequential Design/ Illustration from Brighton University and regularly teaches at leading Arts universities alongside her freelance practice. As well as being held in numerous private collections, Rachel's work has featured at The Design Museum and Automates Galeries, Brussels. Media coverage includes Crafts, Elle and Weekend Telegraph.


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