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Wire Sculpture Workshop

With Master Artist

Duncan Sherwood-Forbes

Duncan Sherwood-Forbes, Wire Sculpture

Workshop fee:



1 Day | Sunday, July 16th, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Course Description

During this single day workshop, students will learn the basics of contour drawing and wire sculpture. Students will begin with lessons in blind contour drawing, learning how to let the eye guide the hand and navigate a subject in a single line. They will then refine these drawings into contour drawings with thought and intention, which will serve as templates for their wire sculpture. In the second half of the class, students will learn the basics of wire sculpture and transform their drawings into bas relief wire sculptures that can hang the wall.

Class Schedule:

Hours 1-2: Contour drawing

Discuss the flow through the face
Create blind contour drawings of your peers
Refine the blind drawings into intentional contour drawings
Create template for wire sculpture

Hours 3-4: Wire Sculpture

How to use your pliers
Basic bends: curves and angles
Freehand creation of a face
Transform drawing into a wire sculpture!

What You'll Learn

Create blind contour drawings of people

Navigate a contour drawing portrait without crossing lines

Properly use pliers

Learn to work directly off the spool

Utilize line drawings as templates for wire sculpture

Create wire sculptures based on those drawings

Kline Academy Instructor


Duncan Sherwood-Forbes

Duncan Sherwood-Forbes is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist and designer specializing in linear metal sculpture and continuous line drawing. Duncan uses sinuous curving line to animate his abstract portraits and figurative work, pulling inspiration from modern and contemporary art as well as graffiti, craft, and outsider art. His work has been featured in galleries around the country and is owned in private collections around the world.

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