Drawing with Wire

Tutor: Helaina Sharpley

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 12 people.

Full Day

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Come and join Helaina and make your very own art wirework.

Taking inspiration from your own images/objects you will learn techniques for working with wire to create three-dimensional, wall mounted, drawings.

You will first draw your design, which will be the template for the wirework. Using wire, pliers, wire cutters and mainly your hands, Helaina will show you how to mount your wirework onto foam board or canvas, turning your drawing into a wire work wall piece.

Please note there is an £8 material charge payable on the day.

Please click the link below to see what items you need to bring with you.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

At least one (more choice is better) photograph or object to work from. These will be the inspiration/starting point for the wirework. It needs to be something you like or have a passion for, this could be your house, a musical instrument, your pet, shed etc..

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