Capturing Creative Spirals

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Tuesday February 16th

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12

Construct a drawing machine that seems simple – crank a wheel which moves an arm with a pen that draws on paper placed on another moving wheel. But change any connection in the system, and the drawing will change – some times a little, sometimes a lot.

Here's the challenge: document each change using coordinates you've inscribed onto your machine. Watch your drawings (and your mastery) grow. Add colors. Test new materials. And finally document your most original piece in a short film that will guide others who seek to master this classic drawing device.

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