Enjoy creative play with simple mechanisms and a range of materials as you design and make moving toys and automata. Starting with a basic moving toy you will explore the materials available, including wood, string, plastic, driftwood and other reclaimed or recycled objects. Then inspired by the tutor's collection of moving toys from around the world develop your ideas and see at least one of your designs through to completion.
Robert Race taught science, and ran a Teachers' Centre before becoming a full-time maker. His work includes moving toys, simple automata, kinetic sculpture and exhibition design. It has been widely exhibited in Britain, Europe and beyond. He is a member, and past Chairman, of the British Toymakers Guild.