I love teaching art. Yesterday’s class, full of strangers, was a great experience from the beginning. We were triumphant in that the wire birds were almost complete by the end of the class. I encouraged them to continue to play with the wire – refining the shape, thinking about embellishments and another project.
Throughout the class some of my instruction was either not understood, not heard or misunderstood. I’m reflecting on those hilarious and sometimes frustrating moments for the students. Those will have to finessed! On the up side they learned to redo or think around a problem.
By lunch the class had rolled and shaped the general size and shape of their birds. After lunch we added legs, beaks and eyes and continued to shape the bodies.
Here are the 6 finished pieces by the class and my small inspiration bird. I had them work on twice the amount of material.