PGSF - Meeting and workshop

Wednesday April 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Workshop starts @ 7:00pm - Ends 9:00pm

Meeting at ArtServe 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Come to the Puppet Guild of South Florida’s April meeting for a fun workshop in making something toy-like with a crank that turns and in turn, moves something else.

The theme of our April meeting is to make something that moves!

We’ll be making cardboard ‘automata’ toys that incorporate cranks and cams with the aim of making something that moves!

Automata 101 takes simple materials like cardboard and wood skewers to construct your own first automata. We’ll also be using equally simple tools like scissors and (hot) glue.

Follow along with Joy Levy as she deconstructs, explains, and guides you through the construction of your very own, guaranteed useless thing with a crank. It will amaze your friends! They’ll say “Did you make that yourself? You are a genius!”, when they see your what’s-it in action. Everyone will want one and you can then show them how they can make their own examples of mechanical automaton.

The Guild meeting starts at 6:30pm, so come early and meet everyone. Traffic can be tedious so we’ll hold the start of the workshop until 7:00.


Puppet Guild of South Florida meetings are open to all at no cost.

While we will be providing the class and materials, a $5 donation is requested to help cover our costs.

Contact: 954.667.3283