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12 June 2021

My Kilkenny Automata Workshop

  • Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the world of animation and create their own automata out of simple waste material.

An automata is a cardboard mechanism that can move through the pushing and pulling of simple switches and mechanisms. It is a playful way to explore simple machines while creating live sculptures.

The workshop will guide participants through the creative process from ideation to production of their own automata. Participants will be encouraged to be creative with their automata adding elements that interest them from their local environment, culture and heritage.

List of materials needed to participate:

  • paper
  • cardboard (from shoe boxes or mail)
  • stick (a chopstick or pencil)
  • colours                                                                                   
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • optional printable template

The workshop is pre-recorded and will be available on Saturday, June 12th. For more information, please follow the link below.

More information will be available here closer to the event



Online Event

12 Jun 2021

9.00AM - 12.00AM

Age range

9-12