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Simon
« Tom is a brilliant tutor and has taught specialist animatronic courses to my students at UAL Wimbledon for at least the last ten years. He is a kind considerate tutor with a fantastic professional career which runs alongside his teaching commitments. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 13h
Lessons offered by Tom
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Art and Design
  • Sculpture
Levels
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Practising artist and part-time tutor at UAL Tech Arts and UCL The Bartlett. On-line tutor in Automata and Kinetic Art.

Methodology

I enjoy teaching skills. From soldering to welding, metal work, simple engineering, simple electronics, electromagnetics, short cuts, tricks and more. Based on years of experience teaching infants to post graduates, I allow the student to develop their concept offering advice and guidance along the way to realise their vision. I an your uber-technician!

Experience

I am a London based kinetic artist who works with light and movement to challenging visual perception. I often work with wind-power finding the directness of this energy particularly appealing. Having at all levels taught for 25 years at all levels, I currently teach Technical Art at Wimbledon College of Art, UCL in Interactive Architecture and automata on line.
Past CSM students have come top in their year and at UAL been awarded New Blades 2019. I have shown internationally with Kinetica Museum for ten years and continue my practice and show my work.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180
Lessons offered by Tom
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Art and Design
  • Sculpture
Levels
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Tom's CV

So I've spent most of my life making all sorts of mechanical art and craft - now I play with movement and light, making artworks inspired by energy, astronomy and physics. Having trained in BBC visual effects I went on to make effects props and animatronics. For the last 20 years I've concentrated on automata and kinetic art.

Making kinetic sculpture, like all art, is a process of experimentation and my workshop often looks like a laboratory with test rigs and lash ups. I have studied the history of kinetic art and shown with artists such as Jean Tinguely, Alexander Calder, David Medalla and Liliane Ljin. So I can, through looking at works by the past and current artists, guide you with references to a complete of artists past and present.

Since lock-down teaching on line requires the student to have tools and resources, however I can make special parts in my workshop and advise you where to obtain components and materials. You will have the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of skills: metal and wood-work – silver soldering & brazing, electric and mechanical, electronics & power supplies and Arduino coding.

This course would suit artists coming with ideas they wish to create. and I will take you through all the stages you’ll need to go through to realise your vision - from first sketches through sketch models, experimental rigs. Whether it’s automata you will learn about different types of mechanisms ands skills, such as soldering, metal-work and wood By the end of the course you will have completed a simple working automaton or moving artwork.

With automata most materials are included except for specialist hardwoods, electronics, motors but I can advise where to obtain all these, in advance if necessary. I actively encourage the use of reclaimed and recycled materials and parts as this can imbue the work with special qualities.

Home-work will be a necessary part of this course. I will set a goal to achieve by the next session and there will be regular online tutorials where you present your work.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Simon

Tom is a brilliant tutor and has taught specialist animatronic courses to my students at UAL Wimbledon for at least the last ten years. He is a kind considerate tutor with a fantastic professional career which runs alongside his teaching commitments.

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