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Earth Scape Mobile

Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 13

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$ 185  

This fairly simple process truly ends up a fine, self-standing art sculpture. We will be creating two mobiles by manipulating black wire with pliers creating individual leaves. No previous experience is necessary. We will be hammering each leaf flat to prepare for the next step.
Using matte medium, we will be covering each leaf with beautiful, naturally hued tea bags. The wires will be formed, attached, and balanced to its rock base. Art-marking: the tea bags lend themselves beautifully to marking with burn holes, if desired. The wire may rust in spots, which I believe adds to the Earthen aspect of these pieces.
I will do a full, precise demo of each stage of the process. At end of class, we will all take home two stunning art pieces.


Materials Fee $20 in cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

All the wire - 3 gauges of black steel, wire cutters, tea bags, burning implements, hammering surfaces. I will supply rock bases harvested from the shores of Lake Michigan, and extra of everything.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pliers - needle nose, flat nose, a medium size hammer, tacky glue, liquid gel medium, paint brushes for medium
Optional: wire cutters, paper towels, apron, baby wipes

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