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C205 - Birds Gone Wild

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 31

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$ 155  

Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk....oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio?  Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project?  Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen!
Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast!
You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most are 8” x 5”

$55 supply fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes

 bird templates, sandpaper, some found objects, wire to hang birds, nuts, bolts & use of all tools and consumables. 

I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if you don’t mind sharing.

Supply List needed to bring

These are my favorite for cutting thinner metal

-SCISSORS for cutting paper


-CRAFT WIRE, Black or neutral color, around 22 gauge

-GLOVES to protect your hands from sharp metal



-VINTAGE TINS- in a variety of colors & textures. Please bring a few larger pieces to be used for the body of your bird. Size depends on how large you want your bird to be.... we will be cutting these up. Most of my birds that you see in the sample photos are 8 x 5”. The best place to find tin is from a thrift/ antique store, or on E-bay, so start looking early. Thinner metal is easier it is to work with.

-STUFF! Buttons, beads, metal scraps, charms, rulers, lace, game pieces, fibers are just a few examples. Think about objects to use for legs, wings, eyes, or hats, as well as objects to decorate your new winged friend with.


-A CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH- if you have one (if you don’t know what this is, don’t buy one)

-EAR PLUGS- if it’s a large class, it can get quite loud!




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Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Blue Twig Studio.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order, contact:

Deb Prewitt
Blue Twig Studio
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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