Deadline to Register: July 7th at 5:00pm
Description: Students will learn the basic skill of wire wrapping technique and how to measure for size. The dichroic glass cab will already be set in silver and students will attach their wire wrapped sections to the cab. All wire is sterling silver. The dichroic glass is hand fused and purchased by another artist. Students will also learn about wire quality, hardness and how to use specific tools for specific purposes. I will share techniques and tricks I have garnered through the years.
Please note: This class counts as a pre-requisite to take Elesa’s intermediate level classes.
Instructor: This class will be taught by local artist, Elesa Phares. Elesa has a BS in Radio/TV/Graphics with emphasis in 3D animation from Middle Tennessee State University with minors in art and psychology. She has always drawn and painted since she can remember and loves experimenting with different materials. She learned to wire wrap as a creative outlet that she could do while her children were young. As they got older, she expanded her skills to fabrication, PMC, soldering, fused glass and 3D printing. Elesa has taught classes at Beadfest in Dallas and Philadelphia. She published an article in Art Jewelry Magazine 2008. She has also written, illustrated and published her own book: Wire Wrapping Projects for All Skill Levels.” She has taught classes in local bead shops and out of her own studio. She has participated in juried art shows in Middle Tennessee, including White Oak, TACA, and was a base studio for the local Studio Tour. She was also featured on a segment of Tennessee Crossroads.
Supplies and Attire: All materials and equipment are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing. We will be working on details – please bring magnifying glasses if you need them.
Time: Thursday, July 14th (6:00 pm-9:00pm)
Supply Fee: $75.00
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancelation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued.