WEEKEND WIRE WORKSHOPS

Create a chicken wire sculpture approx 2’ to 3’ high.

Instruction on basic anatomy, armature, wire lacing, and construction techniques. 

Two day weekend workshops

Limited to 5 students

Tools and materials supplied

 $300

$50 deposit to hold a space

etransfer to sheenam@shaw.ca  Q. weekend  A. workshop

or call 250-937-9991 to pay by credit card 

or drop in to say hi with cash or cheque

Upcoming workshops weekends

Starting Sept 2021, 2 weekends a month. $300 each. 

Limit 5 to a class.  Your choice of subject.  Approx 2'-6"  x  2'-6". 

Classes will be running on

Sept 4 & 5  -  FULL
Sept 18 & 19  - FULL
Oct 2 & 3  -  FULL
Oct 16 &17  -  FULL
Nov 6 & 7
Nov 20 & 21

Put a group of 5 together with people from your own bubble and I will do a 2 day course that works with both your schedule and mine.  Weekend or weekday.

'Wired at the Cathouse - a show with 23 student works from 2019

What is supplied...

1/2" chicken wire

wire snips, pliers, and gloves

(you are encouraged to bring your own gloves.  Gardening gloves with leather fingers work great.)
lacing wire, armature wire

help with proportions & sculpting
help with choosing the pose

How it works
I discuss with you what you want to make and how to go about it. I make a pattern for you to work from, approx 2' x 2'.  I teach you the basics of cylinder construction, lacing, attaching shapes and added accents.  I help you to form the final shapes.  No experience necessary.  You go home with your creation and basic knowledge of wire sculpting.

 

For CLASS OUTLINE and more details  click HERE

 

check out the facebook page...

facebook.com/cathousegallery

 

To view Sheena's sculpture page go to www.wiresculpture.ca

Some of the past Weekend Wire Students and their projects.

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Classes run from 9am to 4pm with an hour or so for lunch. So approx 10 hours total for the 2 days.

It usually runs along these lines...

 

During the week, I will contact you to find out what you want to make and where it will be mounted.

I will create a pattern for you approx. 2' x 2' This will be ready for you when you come on Saturday.

 

Sat 9 to 11am

Introductions

Wire sculpture examples shown and discussed

Basic anatomy covered

Working with tools and materials

Creating cylinders and lacing techniques

11am to noon

Discuss individual challenges and methods

Begin construction.

noon to 1pm

Lunch at a local cafe or bag lunch. your choice.

1pm to 4pm

Building layers and construction.

 

Sun 9am to noon

Work on construction and layering

noon to 1pm

Lunch at a local cafe or bag lunch. your choice.

1pm to 3pm

Refining and embellishing the forms

Spray painting

-white paint supplied, bring other colours if required

3pm to 4pm

Finishing

Photos

 

Times may vary depending on the complexity of the sculptures but

this is the way it usually works out.        

You will need needle nose pliers.  I like the ones that are bent nosed and they have a spring open action.  They don't have to be heavy duty at all. Little beading pliers from a hobby shop are just fine..

GOT A CAMPER? RV?

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Make it a mini destination holiday

Dry camping with electrical hook up available from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

$10 / night

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WHAT THE STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY

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I met Sheena (Cat mama) when I brought my cat, Bagheera to her fantastic “cat hotel”.  I was lucky enough to see her wire netting sculpture class in progress and was hooked.  My son Ryan and his girlfriend bought me a space in this weekend’s class for my birthday.  What an amazing experience.  I have an awesome pelican and met great ‘artisans’.  Lots of laugh and Sheena is incredibly patient and talented.  Thanks a million for this new artistic experience  

…  Gwen Ihl

 

My husband and I took the wire sculpture workshop on the weekend with Sheena.  Great instruction and lots of one on one.  We would highly recommend any course with Sheena as an instructor.  Very relaxed and enjoyable

...Brenda & Grant Laflamme

 

Thank you sheena.  Great wire workshop!  Lots of creative energy and fun in making a humpback whale.  Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  Good fellowship with the other wire creators.  Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn and create in wire.

… Kevin Kingswill

 

 

Thanks again for a fabulous time at the workshop!  I love the final creation and can't believe how fast the time went while we were working.  A nice group of people to spend time with and I surely look forward to another workshop in the future!

Toodle oo,  Suzy…

 

-----Best workshop ever!!!!! 

~John Fowler-----

 

By lucky chance my friend and I were dropping something off to Sheena, were admiring her chicken wire cat sculptures when she asked if we would be interesting in taking a class.  We both jumped at this offer, signed up and I sent a message to another friend so now we were 3 anxiously for our start date!  We all arrived with gloves and tools in hand to find our spot with a large piece of grid paper with no idea how our project would be created.   Sheena had an amazing vision in all the projects we individually chose and guided us along step by step with helpful ideas, kindness, enthusiasm and skill....thank you "teacher".    At the end of two days we had the most fantastic finished project...who knew we were all capable of "mastering" this craft.  Amazing what we can do when we pull deep from within our artistic brain and physical strength...I could see and hear how proud we each were of our individual success.  Thank you Sheena...in the new year hope to add to my skills with another one of your sculpting classes...

~Valerie McNabb.

 

----What a wonderful opportunity it was for us to be able to take part in this workshop. Bonnie and I had a great time and learned so much. Thank you Sheena.  ~Bill Basaraba

 

-----What a wonderful two days of chicken wire classes. With the help from Sheena I ended up with a beautiful wire dog. The class was fun with great people I would love to do it again. Thank you Sheena for all your help. ~Sandra Cradoc