Register by July 22. After that, check availability
Materials Fee: $8
MaterialsList-Wire Bird Sculpting
Members: $60 all day, $30 am only, $45 pm only
Members: Friends & Family all day—up to 3 enrolling at same time $100 for all
Non-members: $72 all day, $36 am only, $54 pm only
Non-members: Friends and family all day—up to 3 enrolling at same time: $120
This workshop is part of the Bird Arting Workshop Series. See other listings below. Take one or all.
10–Noon: Line Relief Sculpting: Draw with wire—hand form a relief bird in space without borders.
1–4 pm: 3D Wire Sculpting using Jonqui’s, mesh-molding method without armature. Or, get creative!
Hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or eat out. Tea and snack served. You’ll create lively indoor/outdoor artwork for your home or garden—and for our culminating exhibition!
All skill levels welcome! Suitable for ages 9 through adult (kids under 18 should attend with an adult). Program culminates with Wild Wire Birds: Flying Sculpture, September 9–November 20 — an exhibition and installation at Gualala Arts Center of participant and instructor creations inspired by live wild bird studies.
Other dates in the Bird Arting Workshop Series are:
Saturday, April 9, 10 am–1 pm Live Bird Action Drawing
Sunday, May 8, 9 am–Noon: Habitat Sketching Walks I/Capture Live Bird Posture and Form
Saturday, June 11, 9 am –Noon: Habitat Sketching Walks II/Uncover Bird Action Mechanics
Saturday, July 30, 10 am– Noon: Wire Bird Sculpting/Line Relief Sculpting
About the Instructor
As a high-energy artist, Jonqui Albin is best known for her active flying wire bird sculptures, big, bold narrative paintings and powerful installation impressions. Her current education program, “Bird Arting”, is applying her life-long experience as an innovative artist, performer, and enthusiastic, motivational art teacher to the conservations of wild birds. Bird Arting forges new connections between human and avian participants. Via Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Francisco, Jonqui is now based in her Sonoma, California Studio.