Automata courses, craft kits and handcrafted gifts

In-person
Basic automata and mechanical toy making
Bristol - Next course on 1st July 2022
Basic automata and mechanical toy making
(6)
£150
Welcome to the magical world of automata, the perfect synthesis between craftsmanship, engineering and artistic expression. At the beginning of this one-day, face-to-face course you will learn some basic theories...
Live online
Automata and mechanical toy making online: 8 classes
- Next course on 1st July 2022
Automata and mechanical toy making online: 8 classes
(3)
£290
Come with your idea and be taught either at my workshop in the busy artist studios in NW London, or on Zoom. As a teacher with experience at secondary and...
In-person
Creating automata - weekend course.  Explore the combination of movement and materials such as wood, wire, metal tube and sheet, found objects and figures.
Gloucestershire - Next course on 4th March 2023
Creating automata - weekend course. Explore the combination of movement and materials such as wood, wire, metal tube and sheet, found objects and figures.
(2)
£250
Be introduced to basic mechanisms and experiment with ways in which they can be combined with form to create automata with a narrative theme. The combination of movement and materials...
Craft kit
Bobbing Boat Automata Kit
Bobbing Boat Automata Kit
£30
**You can find a video of the working model on my Social Media or Youtube. SEARCH #quicksticksworkshop **The kit contains everything required the make the wooden automaton including wood glue...
Gift
Bobbing Boat Wooden Automaton Kinetic Art
Bobbing Boat Wooden Automaton Kinetic Art
£99
**You can find a video of the action on my social media. **The pictured model maybe in a gallery exhibition at the moment and unavailable. However, I offer to custom...
Gift
Personalised "Walkies" Wooden Dog Automaton Kinetic Art
Personalised "Walkies" Wooden Dog Automaton Kinetic Art
£145
**You can find a video of the action on my social media. “Walkies” automata is one of a series of works that upcycle otherwise scrap materials from our workshop into...
In-person
Automata and mechanical toy making at artist's workshop: 8 classes
London - Next course on 1st July 2022
Automata and mechanical toy making at artist's workshop: 8 classes
£345
Come with your idea and be taught at my workshop in the busy artist studios in NW London. As a teacher with experience at secondary and university levels I’ve designed...
In-person
Automata and mechanical toy making in artist's workshop: 12 classes
London - Next course on 1st July 2022
Automata and mechanical toy making in artist's workshop: 12 classes
£505
Come with your idea and be taught at my workshop in London. As a teacher with experience at secondary and university levels I’ve designed the course so that the student...
Live online
Automata and mechanical toy making online: 12 classes
- Next course on 1st July 2022
Automata and mechanical toy making online: 12 classes
£510
Come with your idea and be taught on Zoom. As a teacher with experience at secondary and university levels I’ve designed the course so that the student can realise their...
In-person
Crafting curious automata with Stephen Guy
Somerset - Next course on 29th July 2022
Crafting curious automata with Stephen Guy
£450
This practical three-day course with Stephen Guy of Fire the Inventor explores the creative possibilities of automata using key mechanisms, such as cams, drives and cranks, using wood, metal and...

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