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Wire Contour Line Portrait Sculptures
Wire Contour Line Portrait Sculptures

Sat, Jul 06


River's Edge Art Gallery

Wire Contour Line Portrait Sculptures

In this class we will be using wire to create three-dimensional contour line portraits like famous sculptor Alexander Calder!

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2024, 1:00 PM

River's Edge Art Gallery, 223 W Main St, Cloverport, KY 40111, USA

About the event

Immerse yourself in the world of modern sculpture by participating in our Contour Line Wire Portrait Sculpture Class, inspired by the pioneering works of Alexander Calder. This class is perfect for both aspiring and experienced artists who are interested in learning about the art of wire sculpture and exploring the innovative techniques used by one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century. In this class, you will learn how to manipulate wire to create your own unique portrait sculptures using the contour line method, a technique that emphasizes clean, continuous lines and elegant form. We’ll take inspiration from Calder's ability to capture the essence of a subject with minimal lines, creating dynamic and expressive works. This class not only covers the basics of handling and bending wire but also dives into the principles of creating a visual likeness in three dimensions. All necessary materials, including various gauges of wire, pliers, and wire cutters, will be supplied. Come with a photo or use a stock photo provided by us to translate into wire. If you choose to bring your own photo it should be at least 8x10 inches and feature a close up of a face. A portrait with a very expressive face with good lighting will work best. This class is designed for all skill levels, from beginners curious about sculpture to more experienced artists looking to explore new media and techniques. This class is pay what you want, but we suggest a donation of $10.


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