Body outline machine

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Miniaturise yourself with artist Nick Sayers!

Come draw your body outline directly onto a sheet of A4 coloured card
using a 2-metre pantograph drawing aid.


Pantographs were used by draughtsmen to enlarge or reduce drawings
before the advent of computer aided design.

This is an experimental workshop based on the spherical sculptures
made by Nick Sayers from lattices of body silhouettes. He has
previously outlined 120 schoolchildren and had their shadows machine
cut from recycled plastic to make giant sculptural play structures.

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