June 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL: Fabricate a Steampunk Trophy

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 & 19, 2021
1:00-3:00PM PT / 4:00-6:00PM ET

Instructor:  Robert van de Walle

In this virtual workshop, Robert will reveal the secrets of creating great trophies and awards for any occasion.  We’ll combine either things you already have or items from a short list of materials to make a Steampunk Trophy (or any style of award) for your “World’s Greatest Dad” or “My Favorite Aunt” or “Best Mom Ever” or even something silly and unique such as “Best Giraffe Rider.”  One of the greatest gifts we can give is simply recognizing that someone else is important to us.  Make this person a unique, one-of-a-kind trophy for them to proudly display!

We’ll start by understanding how to design a trophy.  Then we’ll talk about what adhesives work well with different materials, as well as how to safely use hand tools.  This two-session course is designed to be hands-on, so you’ll want to be able to show your piece on screen as we work together.  In the first session you’ll get all the knowledge you need to get started, and in the second session we’ll finish your trophy and talk about presentation ceremonies.  Then you’ll be ready to award your personalized trophy to your Very Important Person!

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$40 per household         Equity Scholarships Available

All Ages

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Robert van de Walle

Robert van de Walle


Robert van de Walle is an artist, engineer and storyteller. He builds sculptural costumes and invents characters from unexplored alternate realities. Working for 30 years as a commercial artist and fabricator, he’s developed a unique appreciation for artistic visions which can be built using the simplest of tools and with earth-friendly materials. An award winning kinetic sculpture artist, he especially enjoys sharing his knowledge with teens and young adults who want to discover how to build things that move in the wind or with the power of human muscles.