Two-day WIRE 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.
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5320 Island Hwy W. Qualicum Beach BC
Two-day Weekend Workshops
6 students per class
Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm
Tools and materials supplied
$350 - $50 deposit to hold space
FALL '22 WIRE WORKSHOPS ARE FULL
REGISTRATIONS FOR SPRING 2023
3rd weekend of the month
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Mini 2hr Workshops - 12" Fairies or Angels
Next Angel workshop at the MAC
(McMillan Art Centre in Parksville)
Thursday Sept 15, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Wire Angel Workshop with Sheena McCorquodale
'Wired At The Cathouse - 2022'
Student Show - 20 student works from 2021
1st place - Reclining Woman - Bev Allen
2nd place - Small Dragon - Rod Cadarette
3rd place - Raven - Angela Harris
Honourable Mention- Hedgehog - Shona Simpson
Honourable Mention- Garden Fairy -Mary Ann Pope
1st - the Big Dragon - Joe Dickenson
2nd - Heron - Amber Gorsak
3rd - Hare - Vicki McNay
Student Show 2019 - 23 student works from 2019
The 'People's Choice' award - Bev Allen - Octopus
2 DAY WORKSHOPS
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
What you need to bring...
protective gloves. Gardening gloves work fine. Leather on the fingertips is especially good
How it works
I discuss with you what you want to make and how to go about it. I make a pattern for you to work from, approx 2' x 2'. I teach you the basics of cylinder construction, lacing, attaching shapes and added accents. I help you to form the final shapes. No experience necessary. You go home with your creation and basic knowledge of wire sculpting.
check out the facebook page...
This is a recording of the 'ZOOM' artist talk I gave for the Sooke Fine Arts show. Its a 1hour introduction to working with chicken wire.
Some of the past Weekend Wire Students and their projects.
Classes run from 9am to 4pm with an hour or so for lunch. So 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' This will be ready for you when you come on Saturday.
Sat 9 to 11am
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
noon to 1pm
Lunch at a local cafe or bag lunch. your choice.
1pm to 4pm
Building layers and construction.
Sun 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
-white paint supplied, bring other colours if required
3pm to 4pm
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
I love to see where the students place their sculptures
WHAT THE STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
Wire Workshop was awesome! Sheena is welcoming, knowledgeable, talented and a very patient teacher. So much fun!
... Shona Simpson
Hands down the best workshop I’ve been to
Sheena is a great teacher and makes the two-day workshop fun and informative
I recommend anyone to check out her gallery
... Darlene Ashby
I have visited the Cathouse Gallery a few times, before attending an Art seminar with Sheena McCorquodale. My experience was a real "Eye Opener" to a new way to explore art! I am so grateful to Sheena for this opportunity, which I think and hope, more Art aficionados should participate in these seminars. Totally worthy!
On the other side of the Gallery, there is a Cat Centre for those who need overnight or more than a day of care for your cat, this service is totally professionally run and set up, with much care and love for your pet.
... Nadia Yelamo
I met Sheena (Cat mama) when I brought my cat, Bagheera to her fantastic “cat hotel”. I was lucky enough to see her wire netting sculpture class in progress and was hooked. My son Ryan and his girlfriend bought me a space in this weekend’s class for my birthday. What an amazing experience. I have an awesome pelican and met great ‘artisans’. Lots of laughs and Sheena is incredibly patient and talented. Thanks a million for this new artistic experience
… Gwen Ihl
My husband and I took the wire sculpture workshop on the weekend with Sheena. Great instruction and lots of one on one. We would highly recommend any course with Sheena as an instructor. Very relaxed and enjoyable
...Brenda & Grant Laflamme
Thank you Sheena. Great wire workshop! Lots of creative energy and fun in making a humpback whale. Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Good fellowship with the other wire creators. Would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn and create in wire.
… Kevin Kingswill
Thanks again for a fabulous time at the workshop! I love the final creation and can't believe how fast the time went while we were working. A nice group of people to spend time with and I surely look forward to another workshop in the future!
-----Best workshop ever!!!!!
By lucky chance, my friend and I were dropping something off to Sheena, were admiring her chicken wire cat sculptures when she asked if we would be interesting in taking a class. We both jumped at this offer, signed up and I sent a message to another friend so now we were 3 anxiously for our start date! We all arrived with gloves and tools in hand to find our spot with a large piece of grid paper with no idea how our project would be created. Sheena had an amazing vision in all the projects we individually chose and guided us along step by step with helpful ideas, kindness, enthusiasm, and skill....thank you "teacher". At the end of two days we had the most fantastic finished project...who knew we were all capable of "mastering" this craft. Amazing what we can do when we pull deep from within our artistic brain and physical strength...I could see and hear how proud we each were of our individual success. Thank you Sheena...in the new year hope to add to my skills with another one of your sculpting classes...
----What a wonderful opportunity it was for us to be able to take part in this workshop. Bonnie and I had a great time and learned so much. Thank you Sheena. ~Bill Basaraba
-----What a wonderful two days of chicken wire classes. With the help from Sheena, I ended up with a beautiful wire dog. The class was fun with great people I would love to do it again. Thank you Sheena for all your help. ~Sandra Cradoc