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Seattle Academy Student Sculpture Art Activate their Automations

Seattle Academy Student Sculpture Art

Beginning Seattle Academy Visual Arts sculpture students learn different woodworking skills through the challenge of building a working automaton. First, the class learns methods for measuring, cutting, and fastening wood so that they could make a simple box.  Next, tools are introduced for carving a small wooden object that could be animated in the automaton. Finally, different gears and mechanisms are covered for activating the sculpture through turning a simple crank or other basic interaction. The video below is the results of the Sculpture classes investigation into wood working and interactive sculpture.

Watch the video below of sculpture students activating their automation's below.