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TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Create a chicken wire sculpture approx 2’ to 3’ high.

Instruction on basic anatomy, armature, wire lacing, and construction techniques. 

Your choice of subject. 

TWO DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

6 students per class

Sat & Sun   9am - 4pm

Tools and materials supplied

$350  -  $50 deposit to hold space

​​REGISTER FOR SPRING 2024

SPRING 2024 SCHED

  • March 30,31

  • April  13,14

  • April  27,28

  • May  11,12

  • May  25,26

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Introduction to sculpting with chicken wire made for the Sooke Fine Arts Show  -  1hour

Two-day Weekend Workshops

 

Classes run from 9am to 4pm with an hour or so for lunch.
(bring your own lunch or join me at a local restaurant)
Approx 10 hours total for the 2 days.
It usually runs along these lines...
During the week, I will contact you to find out what you want to make and where it will be mounted.  I will create a pattern for you approx. 2' x 2' - ready for you when you come on Saturday.

 

Saturday
9 to 11am
Introductions
Wire sculpture examples shown and discussed
Basic anatomy covered
Working with tools and materials
Creating cylinders and lacing techniques
11am to noon
Discuss individual challenges and methods
Begin construction.
noon to 1pm
Lunch at a local cafe or bag lunch. your choice.
1pm to 4pm
Building layers and construction.

Sunday
9am to noon
Work on construction and layering
noon to 1pm
Lunch at a local cafe or bag lunch. your choice.
1pm to 3pm
Refining and embellishing the forms
Spray painting
-white paint supplied, bring other colours if required
3pm to 4pm
Finishing
Photos

 Times may vary depending on the complexity of the sculptures but

this is the way it usually works out.        

GOT A CAMPER? RV?

Make it a mini destination holiday

Dry camping with electrical hook up available from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

$10 / night

6 students per class

Sat & Sun   9am - 4pm

Tools and materials supplied

$350  -  $50 deposit to hold space

Please email me at sheenam@shaw.ca to register

Payment options :

 

E TRANSFER TO:  sheenam@shaw.ca 

call 250-937-9991 to pay with credit card

drop by to say hi with cash at 5320 Island Hwy W.  Qualicum Beach BC

What is supplied...
  • 1/2" chicken wire

  • pliers, wire snips, and various hammers, saws etc​

  • lacing wire, armature wire​​​

  • help with proportions & sculpting

  • help with choosing the pose

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What you need to bring...
  • protective gloves. 

    • Gardening gloves work fine. 

    • Leather on the fingertips is especially good​

  • protective eye wear is recommended​

  • bag lunch or join me a our local cafe

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Some of the past Weekend Wire Students and their projects.

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evelyn's heron.jpg
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lynnette's peacock.jpg
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ell's cat.jpg
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WHAT MY STUDENTS SAY

Shona Simpson

Wire Workshop was awesome! Sheena is welcoming, knowledgeable, talented and a very patient teacher. So much fun!

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