September 28, 2016

The Design Workshop at the Waterfront Brewery last night was informal and informative! We had a good group of mostly seasoned designers who knew the basics and could share ideas and tips they had learned. It always surprises me that more novices don’t attend the workshops, but it is delightful to get discussions going among people who know where the pitfalls lay and also know the tricks to get around them. Bill Chandler gave a demonstration on “Flintstone Technology” that held everyone rapt. He brought motors and lights and soldering equipment and wires and little home made gears and showed us how to put them together to make things move!

Need Inspiration: Go to the discussion section of our Facebook Page; check out the Pinterest page for The Smallest Parade in the Universe, view our videos on YouTube, and cruise through these sites:

Old time folk toys: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/332422016222730994/

Cabaret mechanical theatre: http://www.cabaret.co.uk/

http://www.Contemporaryautomata.com

Robots: http://edgeoflaw.blogspot.com/2012/02/robot-artists.html

Kinetic art: https://www.google.com/search?q=kinetic+sculpture+artists&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidjIzftfvOAhUFkh4KHdmRCJ4Q_AUICCgB&biw=1268&bih=553

Small sculptures: https://www.google.com/search?q=small+sculpture+ideas&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiegZThtvvOAhUCmx4KHaJUA6IQ_AUICCgB&biw=1268&bih=553

Silly sculptures: https://www.google.com/search?q=funny+sculptures&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjU64XyuPvOAhUDGB4KHeNDC_YQ_AUICCgB&biw=1268&bih=553

https://lameadventures.com/tag/silly-sculpture/

http://viralkittycat.com/2015/12/20/bizarre-and-silly-sculptures-created-from-toy-and-doll-parts-15-pictures/

marionettes: https://www.google.com/search?q=marionettes&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZzI-8vvvOAhXQPB4KHdSVBLQQ_AUICSgC&biw=1268&bih=553

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