Drawing with Wire: Sculpture Workshop - Short Courses Sydney

Drawing with Wire: Sculpture Workshop

What you'll learn

Learn how to create wire portraits with our sculpture short courses in Sydney!

Some say drawing is simply 'taking a line for a walk'. With this drawing with wire sculpture workshop, you take the line off the page to create striking, shadow-casting wire sculptures. In the workshop, you will learn continuous line-sketching techniques to capture the essential features of a face, animal, or object, and then explore how a continuous line can be replicated in wire to become a three-dimensional sculpture.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to create continuous line designs with wire, explore sculptural form and incorporate multiple planes into your projects. The experienced tutor guide you in selecting the right wire and gauge for your work, and teach you the essential techniques for joining wires and finishing your sculptures. By the end, you'll have the skills to bring your wire creations to life with confidence.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this drawing with wire workshop you should be able to:

  • Capture a subject’s essential detail in a continuous line
  • Reproduce a continuous line design in wire
  • Understanding of sculptural form and adding multiple planes
  • How to select the best wire and gauge for your project
  • Wire joining and finishing techniques
  • How to mount or hang your sculpture for display

Course content

What will be covered in our drawing with wire: sculpture course?

  • Continuous line sketching exercises
  • An inspiring look at the work of wire artists such as Elizabeth Berrien, Alexander Calder and Celia Smith
  • Tools, safety and structural issues for working with wire
  • Basic techniques for shaping, twisting and securing wire
  • Adapting your line design to 3D
  • Finishing techniques – for wall hanging or mounting onto a base

Intended audience

Who is this drawing with wire course for?

This drawing with wire course is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as students with some drawing experience who want to explore new techniques.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • There will be a short lunch break, so please bring lunch/snacks

Materials provided

  • Tools
  • Safety equipment
  • Wire and mounting blocks

Additional information

  • Closed shoes must be worn
  • Tie long hair back
  • Wear comfortable clothing that can get messy
  • Consider how you will transport your work home

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Clare Nicholson is an exhibiting sculptor and painter. She holds a 1st class PhD (Sculpture), a 1st class Master of Visual Arts degree (Sculpture), an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Painting)...

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Drawing with Wire: Sculpture Workshop

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$265 Limited inc GST / $212 / $225.30 / $238.50
All materials included. Take home 2 complete mounted sculptures

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