Portffolio: artist-led masterclass for 14-18 yr olds
Create a metal monster with nuts and bolts
Mark Haig’s workshop will have you building robots of all sizes!
This workshop will teach you how to make metal sculptures using nuts, bolts and lots of bits and bobs. It can look humanoid, animal or vegetable! Mark will also run through his multipurpose robots, with working lights, audio and more. A great workshop for anyone interested in sculpture, robotics and recycled art.
About the Artist: ‘
My name’s Mark and 40 odd years ago I used to sit in front of my parents’ electric fire making robots and spaceships out of cogs, wheels and bits of wood that my dad bought back from his job as a clock repairer. Fast forward to the present day and here I am making Gizmobots. Gizmobots are found object robots that start life as finds from skips, second hand shops, car boot sales and scrap yards. Each robot is carefully crafted by me so that all the parts come together to create a very desirable quirky robot, each with their own personality. As a qualified electronics engineer, I sometimes re-appropriate old electronic equipment to give some of the robots I make a purpose, such as being an I-pod dock, a desk light or a working radio.
£12.50 per workshop or 3 for £30
Workshops include a 1 hour break. Please bring packed lunches.
What is Portffolio?
MOSTYN’S Portffolio programme is an Arts Council Wales funded initiative for young people with a passion for the visual arts. Aimed at students in Conwy aged between 14 and 18, the programme sets out to nurture and support more able and talented students. Experienced artists from a range of disciplines will share their work and help you develop your skills in exploring materials and techniques you may not have used before. There will be opportunities for you to discuss your work and develop your personal portfolio.
Booking is essential. Telephone 01492 868191 (10.30am - 5.00pm, Tue - Sun)