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;
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.