In the first part of the day, I will demonstrate and teach basic wire sculpting using assorted gauges of annealed wire. This demonstration will include strategic thinking about how to sculpt in a way that allows the final sculpture to become nailed to a wooden substrate.
In the later part of the day, I will demonstrate and teach how to attach sculpted wire subjects onto wooden substrates. Mostly, we will use small nails and hammer for this. We will also have the opportunity to use a staple gun for those who want to try that.
Finally, we will add small strokes of acrylic paint to the wooden substrate and other elements as time allows including pencil, collage, and crochet.
I will bring small nails and grommets that you can use and have. I will also bring a staple gun and collage elements for you to use if you want to. Not everyone will want to use a staple gun but it is an option for certain wire sculptures. NO kit fee for this.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
o WIRE: Black annealed wire in assorted gauges. I like using gauges 19, 22, and 26. Remember that the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire. Please make sure you do not bring galvanized wire as that is difficult to sculpt with. Bring annealed wire.
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.