Village Center for the Arts, VCA, recently approached Robotics and Beyond in hopes of igniting a “Sculpture in Motion” program. Paul Chayka, Executive Director of Robotics and Beyond, embraced the idea and began working with a VCA staff member Katy Whistler.
This long imagined collaboration will allow both programs to explore unique approaches to creating imaginative sculptural works while strengthening essential life and technical skills.
This inaugural session will accommodate 8 students, each working on individual projects. The program would incorporate physics, kinetic energy, and understanding of mechanics that are motion powered, in a happy marriage with sculptural integrity.
Katy is a Tulane University Ceramics BFA, who is working on entering a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. She is terribly excited about this initiative and has spent hours helping to develop the artistic prototype and materials for this program.
The cost of the program has been significantly reduced through a grant gift, to make the class affordable to our local children. The remainder of the class fee is eligible for scholarship assistance through MVPSOS and VCA's scholarship programs.
There will be a Gala Exhibit of the students work on May 26, from 6-8pm.