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Steampunk Art/Design Workshop
May 1, 2016 at 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Steampunk the American Industrial Revolution! Join Steampunk designer extraordinaire Bruce Rosenbaum in bringing together the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and History to envision new inventions from old machines.
After learning about Steampunk design principles, participants will explore the rich histories of the artifacts surrounding them in the iconic Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. Local artists will then help participants draw upon their knowledge, imagination, and the inspirational items around them to create plans for a Steampunk-inspired contraption reflecting the group’s unique take on the Industrial Revolution. The event includes a look at Waltham sculptor Todd Cahill’s creations from his nearby Steamachine Workshop, where he uses 100-year-old machinery to fabricate mechanical marvels.
This workshop is recommended for adults and youth aged 14+ and can accommodate up to 15 participants, so be sure to register early. Participants should plan to attend for the duration of the session. Price is $25 for General Public and $20 for Museum Members.
*ADA-Accessibility note: Even though the workshop is fully ADA-Accessible, a short segment of the tour is not (as the Watch Gallery is on the second level).