Stephen Guy, of Fire the Inventor, runs practical automata or mechanical toy workshops for schools, colleges, science centres, museums and special events, including for the Crafts Council. He is coming to The Forge to show a small collection of hand-made automata or mechanical toys and run a drop in creative technology workshop. This exercises artistic and engineering skills and teaches some basics about the science of mechanical movement. A mix of pre-made parts, chopsticks, a box, and a load of art and craft materials are used to make a moving toy or automata to take home that bursts into life at the turn of a handle.
This is a drop in session and we expect it to take about an hour to make a mechanical toy. Suitable for all ages but younger children will need to be supervised by a parent.
£5 drop in workshop, no pre booking required, exhibition is free. Pop up café available.
Read more about Stephen on his website.