Calder Mobile Making Workshop - Saturday June 22 - Free

John Gouldthorpe
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 22, from 10:30am - sharp to 4pm-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.

We’ve been holding these workshops almost bi-monthly for over two years 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. Here’s a link to a wonderful documentary on his life and work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE46m1bBzLw. Maybe you’d like to join us?

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 on the Mesa in Point Reyes Station.  Class will be limited to 8 participants.  We will be working outside in a covered space.

Best to all,

John Gouldthorpe