Using four hand tools and various types of wire, students will learn to make simple shapes and combine them to create whimsical wire sculptures. Wire art is like drawing with wire instead of a pencil. However, drawing skills are not required to enjoy this class.
- Safety and skills go hand in hand as we work with sharp tools and wire. Therefore, this class is FOR AGES 16 & UP. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
We will get to know the tools and materials, practice basic skills and copy some simple designs. When your imagination grows wings, it’s time for you to create your own sculpture with Thea’s guidance and feedback. We provide tools for each student to borrow during class, wire art materials and a selection of found objects. We also encourage students to bring found objects of their own. Students take home their finished artwork.
Thea Ernest is a RISD graduate (’87 Jewelry and Light Metals), metalsmith and teacher. Inspired by her wire art students at Moses Brown RISE camp, Thea challenged herself to make 62 small sculptures in 62 days.* Lessons learned from that experience create the framework for this class.