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Automata: Online Course in 7 Modules

September 15, 2024 - April 28, 2025

  • Started 2 Jun
  • From 85 euros
  • Online

About the Workshop

Get the skills, knowledge and confidence to build your own unique automata! We will guide you through the construction of different types of mechanisms in 7 modules: Module 1: Traditional mechanisms (September 15 + 29) Module 2: Jumping mechanism (October 13 + November 3) Module 3: Waves mechanism (November 24 + December 12) Module 4: Flying mechanism (January 6 + 20, 2025) Module 5: Advanced Automata with sound/musical instruments (February 3, 24) Module 6: Advanced Automata with electricty (March 10, 24) Module 7: Final project (March 31, April 14, April 28) Students can sign up for INDIVIDUAL MODULES or THE FULL COURSE. If you are interested in individual modules, go to the individual modules listed above! At the first session of each module, you will learn the techniques. Between sessions you will construct a prototype and present it at the second session. In the final module, students will work on a final project that combines the different mechanisms that they have learned. There are a total of 15 sessions (each session will be 2 hours) which meet on Zoom from 7-9 p.m. Central European Time. All sessions will be recorded in case someone is not able to attend live. The course will be taught by Mirek Trejtnar, expert woodcarver, toymaker and automata builder. You will get regular consultations at this highly individualized course. You will also see the work of fellow students throughout the course. FOR WHOM IS THE WORKSHOP INTENDED? Students should be comfortable working on their own and have some experience working with wood. If you have any questions, please email us at puppetsinprague@gmail.com. CANCELATION POLICY The fee is nonrefundable.  If you cancel a more than 1 month before the start of the workshop, you can transfer the fee to another PIP workshop. If for any reason PIP needs to cancel the course, you will get a full refund.


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