Spinning Dragonflies and Flying Fish - Intro to Mechanisms
“Intro to Mechanisms” is a class aimed to introduce mechanical fabrication as a means of representing natural forms and organisms. Student members of RISD’s “Working Art: Mechanisms for Play” group will guide a class in building mechanical, functioning toys! Two main mechanisms will be introduced: a balancing mechanism for a dragonfly toy and a whirly-gig fish! The materials will be provided and primarily upcycled woods, wire, clay, and paper. Three available members of the group will be present to assist in the construction
Class limit is 9 students, students must be 11 years or older. Free with admission*
Environmental Education Center: 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809. April 30, 2017 1:00-3:00pm
*Admission: Members (2 adults and up to 4 children) free; Non-Member Adults $6.00; Non-Member Senior $5.00; Non-Member Child (4-12) $4.00; Children 3 and under free.