Twisted Metal: Wire Sculpting

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June 15 - 19, 2020




Depot Art Center



Ages 8-12: Working with wire is a fun, approachable way to explore 3-D art. Participants will have a blast experimenting with wire – bending and shaping in this creativity camp. You will make animals, faces, mobiles and experiment with mechanical wire sculpture! This camp guides students with step-by-step instruction to successfully create a unique 3-D sculptures with a variety of wires and metal. Kids will create sculptures, hanging pieces and anything in their imagination by twisting wire.

Scholarships are available! Visit or call 970-879-9008 to inquire.

Teacher: In 1971 Gary Chaffin discovered and developed the ability to sketch with wire to make earrings, then elephants and trains. His career as a demonstrating wire artist, specializing in mobiles, began in 1975 at Portland Oregon Saturday Market: Brass Wire Mobiles. He continued to create Mobiles for 10 years traveling the West Coast. Then, as guest artist at Sea World, San Diego, he began making 3D sculptures starting with simple dolphin shapes. Each of his three-dimensional designs are spontaneous impressions, beginning with a loose image in mind and each finished design taking on its own personality.