The history of Automaton dates back a long time ago overseas. It is a creative approach enabling creators to transform different force powers into imaginations and stories. The course will start with teaching simple mechanical structures. Students will be able to make a series of storytelling automaton by learning traditional woodworking techniques. This is a journey of kinetic art creation.
The course aims at promoting the automaton craft heritage, passing down the traditional woodworking techniques and developing visual language expression. The course starts with the introduction of what automaton is and the recognition of different gear sets. Participants will learn how to use the wood working tools and the relevant techniques. During the learning process, they will be equipped to create their own pieces of art. In addition, the course also covers some daily information on woodworking. Especially for participants who are new to woodworking can have a better picture to understand the process of finding local materials and tools.
HO Lok Chung
Ho Lok Chung, Dave was born and raised in Hong Kong, a full-time artist. Ho’s work is sculpture-orientated, mainly woodwork. He is often finding recycling woods and found objects as his main creative medium during the daily observation of his surroundings. Finding relationship between the environment and his own existence become his daily practice. He is seeking to correspond to the extreme speed of rhythm in the technology-developed city by the slow carving process of wood creation and attempting to portray the velocity of growth.
Ho’s art practice is crossing through fine art and community art from exhibitions to market fairs. He formed an art group in Hong Kong called “Chip Good Guy Studio” to service the community with his passion in art. He is also enthusiastic about art education and now teaching in several colleges and art spaces to promote woodworking craftsmanship and creative development.
18/5/2023 – 29/6/2023 (THU)
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Course fee: HKD 1,520
Materials fee: HKD 180
Total: HKD 1,700