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Holiday Programs
Holiday Programs
The Physics and Art of the Human Body
datesMar 25-27
venueFischertechnik
126 Buckingham Ave
Craighall Park Johannesburg
time10am-1pm
costR300 per student
agetwo groups: youngsters and teenagers
contactIlona Greeff
Cell: 082 376 0394, 084 354 3333
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The Human structure and shape is closely related to Science and Art. Our bodies are the pinnacle of adaptive mechanisms, and for the duration of our holidayworkshops, we are taking a close look at the following:
the hinge mechanism of the jaw;
elbow leverage;
pulleys of shoulder girdles;
hinging and leverage of the elbow;
pulleys of the hip joint;
mechanics of rotation of the knee joint;
pulleys of the leg and ankle joint

During the first session, students build different fischertechnik models to represent each mechanism and to better understand the underlying physics principles.

During our art session, geo-scientist and artist, Bokka du Toit, guides the students to translate these principles creatively onto paper and recreate it in wood. Tell a friend.
 



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