Create your own automaton (figurative) with moving parts – arms and legs – and decorate it in author/illustrator Brian Selznick style. For kids 6-12 years old. 60 minutes. Registration Required. Presented with Art with a Heart. Schedule
Automatons are mechanical devices that move…like a wind-up toy. Typically a true automaton is made to look like a human being. Here are some websites that have great examples of automata and virtually ALL of them have an interesting story to tell too!
- You can look at a whole bunch of interesting automatons at this online Getty Exhibi: Devices of Wonder.
- Automata and Mechanical Toys
- Brian Selznick on Automata (See The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
- Franklin Institute: Mallardet’s Automaton
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