Working with wire is a fun, approachable way to explore 3-D art. Workshop participants will learn how to use appropriate tools, what to expect when working with wire, 3-D design strategies, and the techniques to create whatever you can dream up! This workshop guides participants through the basics to successfully create a unique 3-D sculpture with a variety of wires and metal. Tools and basic wire are included. Extra wire will be available for purchase.
In 1971, workshop instructor 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. Gary will be showing again at the 45th Annual Art in the Park over July 13 & 14 weekend.