Birds Gone Wild
Friday, September 26, 2014 • 10a-5p
Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk….oops…I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project? Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen! Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have a blast! You will leave with at least 3 totally unique, one of a kind birds. (the birds that you make in class can be any size, depending on the metal that you bring. Most of mine are around 8” x 5”).
*** There is a $15 kit fee for this class. Kit fee includes bird template, sandpaper, some found objects, wire to hang birds, nuts, bolts & use of all tools and consumables. I will be bringing a few extra hammers, bench blocks, clamps, metal punches if you don’t mind sharing.
For the best class experience, it is very important to bring all of the supplies listed below. Please gather your supplies early, since you might have to order some things online. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least one week prior to class at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A GOOD PAIR OF TIN SNIPS?I use these for cutting thinner metal – Or – these for cutting thicker metal
- VINTAGE TINS – in a variety of colors & textures. Please bring a few larger pieces to be used for the body of your bird. Size depends on how large you want your bird to be…. We will be cutting these up. The best place to find these is on E-bay, so start looking early.
- PLIERS, A PENCIL & A SHARPIE
- CRAFT WIRE – Black or neutral color, around 22 gauge
- CROP-A-DILE or METAL PUNCH – if you have one (if you don’t know what this is, don’t buy one, I will have several to share)
- EYE & HAND PROTECTION – garden gloves will work
- A SMALL BALL PEEN HAMMER
- EAR PLUGS- this class can get quite loud!
- METAL BENCH BLOCK, OR SOMETHING TO HAMMER ON
- STUFF! Buttons, beads, metal scraps, charms, rulers, lace, game pieces, fibers are just a few examples. Think about objects to use for legs, wings, eyes, or hats, as well as objects to decorate your new winged friend with.