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Flying High: Make your own Moving Bird Sculpture at Barry Mill

18 May 2023, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Connect to the wheels and cogs that make this historic water mill creak and whirr into life!

In this workshop participants will learn how to make a 3-dimensional sculpture that moves when you turn a handle, also known as an automata.

Inspired by the impressively engineered water-powered mill stones and the wildlife that lives around it at Barry Mill, you will learn some simple techniques to make your very own flying bird.

And to do just a little bit to help protect this important environment we will be using recycled and reclaimed materials, so please bring along a selection of your own from your household waste including cardboard, plastic, fabric, or anything else that will make your bird come to life.