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ONSITE: Introduction to Wire Working (Adults and Youth 9+ with Registered Adult)

Learn techniques for bending, shaping, twisting, looping, spiraling and springing wire into form. Wire jigs, dowels, mandrels and hand tools will make up the basis of our exploration. Hammer techniques for hardening and adding dimension will be demonstrated. Your own creations with wire will be encouraged.

Special Notes

  • All materials are provided. This will be a hands-on workshop. Techniques will be demonstrated and skills will develop as you handle the wire. Metal work can be dirty at times. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own eye protection or borrow ours. If you have tools you enjoy using or wire you'd like to explore, feel free to bring them. If under age 18, you must also register with an adult.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
  • Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org. 
About the Instructor

Jeannine Metzfield

Jeannine's spirited creativity turned to metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, and to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth by sharing ethical practices. Jeannine is featured at Fan Frame and Fine Art on Robinson and, 43rd St Gallery in Forest Hill.
Take a look at her work on https://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjeannine/

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ONSITE: Introduction to Wire Working (Adults and Youth 9+ with Registered Adult)

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December 86 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $45.00
Member Tuition: $40.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jeannine Metzfield
Level: Ages 9+ with an Adult
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