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Recycled Robots featuring the Bristlebot Workshop
August 2, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Kathleen McDermott for Recycled Robots, featuring the Bristlebot. This workshop is for all ages; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
The Bristlebot is a classic starter robot, utilizing parts that can be found in a cheap vibrating toothbrush. Working with the artist, participants will learn how to take apart a motorized toothbrush (provided) and create their own unique robot from the parts. Participants may also bring in an old electronic device or toy, which we can salvage for parts such as motors, lights, batteries and speakers. Workshop is $5 per person; limited to 10 participants. Please call or email to register. 853-4047.
StudioWorks is hosting two artists-in-residence from July 24 to August 20. Kathleen McDermott of Troy, NY, is an artist who incorporates technology and electronics in wearable art. She will offer workshops for the public on these topics on the first three Tuesdays in August. “Recycled Robots, featuring the Bristlebot” is for all ages and involves making robots out of parts from a battery-operated toothbrush. “DIY Wearable Futures” is for ages 12 and up, and involves wearable circuits and fabric design, incorporating buttons to turn on LEDs. The last workshop, “Aliens, Animals and Things that Glow,” is for ages 6-12, and introduces the design of circuits for LED lighting to be used in a wearable item or costume. For all workshops, there is a $5 fee for supplies and pre-registration is required as there is a limit of 10 participants in each session. To register, call the Tides Institute at (207) 853-4047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Rose of London, England, visited Eastport last summer and is invited back this year as an artist-in-residence at StudioWorks. Rose will be working on computer animation projects with a focus on studying wildlife in the area. He has worked as an animator on well-known children’s series airing on the BBC and other media outlets, “Peppa Pig” and “Hey Duggee” and has screened his own projects, including the short film he created, animated and directed, “The Goat Herder and his lots and lots and lots of goats,” at film festivals internationally. Rose will host a screening of the work he’s completed while in residence, along with other films, such as “Eagle Blue,” which includes scenes from Eastport, on Saturday, August 20, at 7 pm at the Free Will North Church, 82 High Street, Eastport. This event is free and open to the public.
The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. Funding for StudioWorks comes from generous support from ARTPLACE, private funders and individual donors.