Discover the joys of working with wire and create your very own 2D/3D wire ‘drawing’ to hang on the wall or mount on a base.
We’ll be using soft black iron wire which is wonderfully easy to work with using just pliers and your fingers and it holds its shape really well. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to join wires using the binding method and explore the different gauges of wire, and types of pliers, available.
The inspiration for your piece could come from the natural world or you might like to ‘draw’ a favourite place or object. Please bring a drawing (no bigger than A4) that you would like to use as the template for your piece. You might like to bring several so you can choose which one to work from on the day. Or you can pick a photocopied image to work from.
All materials and tools will be supplied and there will be plenty of examples of the different kinds of wire work you can create. No experience required.
Philippa Johnston is a wirework artist based in North East Fife who ‘draws’ with wire, creating pieces that sit somewhere between 2D and 3D. During the 2020/2021 lockdown, she created a 100-strong wire menagerie inspired by sketches done on location. Her work reflects her love of animals and birds and her fascination with folk and children’s art. She also works sculpturally with recycled tin and paper.
If travelling by car, please park at Waterstone crook car park and make your way up to the centre. We have limited parking at the Centre which is reserved for blue badge holders and those with limited mobility.
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Forgan Arts Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Charity number: SC008537