Activate your metalwork designs with moving parts! This class will cover how to use hinges, springs, levers, and other components to add a dynamic and interactive spark to your projects. Over the course of the workshop, students will work to create their own interactive brooch inspired by the mechanisms of simple kinetic toys. With a focus on designing and problem solving, learn the basics of the thinking as well as the fabrication process behind making movement.
PREREQUISITE: Intermediate fabrication skills required.
Participate from your own studio or from ours! Open Studio is available for FREE to all participants of this workshop. Instruction will be presented via MAGG's media equipment. Enjoy the company of fellow participants while you work!
Gabriel Mo is a metalsmith, contemporary jeweler, and art educator. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray State University, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University Bloomington. Featured in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally, his creative work explores themes of belief, credibility, and the experience of discovery, framing conversations between people and objects. Currently, Gabriel lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his partner and their neurotic rescue dogs, and teaches metalsmithing and woodworking at the Indianapolis Art Center.