Calder Mobile Making Workshop - Saturday June 10 - Free

John Gouldthorpe • May 22, 2023

Hello West Marin Residents,

I'm lucky in so many ways to have as my neighbor Bruce Fox. He's multi-talented, generous and a great teacher. He's the author of "Making Mobiles" (https://populuxebooks.com/products/making-mobiles-by-bruce-cana-fox-2006) and he's going to offer a one-day workshop for the making of a simple Calder-esque mobile at our place on Saturday June 10, from 11am - sharp to 5pm - ish. By the end of the day you'll likely have completed a simple, unpainted mobile.  Bruce is donating his teaching and I'm donating our space. Each participant will use a kit of tools that we will provide. If you'd like to have your own we'll be sending along a shopping list after the workshop. The complete basic kit will probably cost around $70.

We’ve been holding these workshops almost bi-monthly for over a year and have a “Calder Club” with over a dozen members. Once you’ve got a sense of the basics there is always more to learn. We want to create a community of Calder Mobile Makers. Maybe you’d like to join us?
Here’s a link to a wonderful documentary on his life and work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE46m1bBzLw.

Please let me know if you are interested in attending, either by email jggouldthorpe@gmail.com or text 415 699-7167. I’ll reply with location details.  Class will be limited to 10 participants.  We will be working outside in a covered space.

Best to all,

John Gouldthorpe