Crank it up! - Kinetic Mechanisms

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Crank it up! - Kinetic Mechanisms
Instructor: Kirk Lang
May 3-5, three-days, Friday - Sunday 10:30 - 5:00
Class Fee: $590|$60 Materials Kit Fee

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: none

Are you interested in kinetic art but don’t know where to begin? This introductory class focusing on kinetic mechanisms (and fun!) is designed to bring ideas to life utilizing the power of motion. This project based workshop will teach you how to generate movement using various metals, wood and found objects. Students will be exposed to theory and concepts related to kinetic movement along with specific instruction on how to implement them in a creative way. Students should expect to leave class with 2-3 hand-cranked table top sized toys and/or sculptures.

*Students are encouraged to bring a small found object they wish to animate to class.

Materials Kit INCLUDES:

Students will have access to all materials necessary to build 2-3 projects of their choosing.

Instructor Bio:

Kirk Lang is a Seattle based Artist, Goldsmith and Educator. He holds a MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design and Penland. In addition to teaching, he has worked for 15+ years in the fine jewelry field as a contracted fabricator, stone setter and engraver. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant and a 4Culture Individual Project Grant. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial titled Metalmorphosis. Recurring themes in his work include time, space and mythology, in the form of wearable and interactive sculptural objects.

Learn more about Kirk, HERE.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

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All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.