Ira Sherman Workshop 10/12/16 - 10/13/16
In this exciting two-day demo and hands-on workshop, students will learn to combine molded hinge designs with miniature pneumatic cylinders and air muscles to create kinetic motion.
Students will build and test miniature air muscles and adapt these devices to their own hinge designs. Sherman will demonstrate how he molds and adapts hinge designs from toys into mechanized metal hinge components and he will also demonstrate how the movement of these air hinges can be activated by an electronic solenoid switch activated by a microprocessor or common electrical toy circuits.
Registration Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $30
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS!
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO ART U JEM CLUB MEMBERS!
Register online at: https://irashermanworkshop.eventbrite.com
About the Artist
Ira Sherman has been exploring the boundaries of metal fabrication and design since the early 1970s, both as a highly successful custom goldsmith and jeweler, and as an internationally recognized sculptor. His sculptural work uses materials and shapes from science and technology, yet “bio-engineered” to interact with the audience or viewer in a uniquely human way. Many of Sherman’s pieces are, in fact, “prostheses” created around a humorous social concept. These are worn on the body, and may be shockingly intimate. Many of Sherman’s sculptures have sensors that let them interact with the participant or the audience.