Junior Rockhounds, Wirecraft I – Sandra Bergquist
William Holland – June 10-16, 2018
Course combines basic instruction on both chain maille and wire wrap. Projects allow students to build skills steadily to accomplish projects of increasing complexity. At a minimum, five chain maille patterns as well as five wire wrap projects will be presented. Additional projects will be offered as student interest and time allow. Students who have taken this course previously will be provided new projects commensurate with their interests and ability. Student must be able to participate in classroom activities without sponsor intervention and be capable of obeying the adult in charge. Although all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class, students may bring their own tools and supplies.
Opti-visor or magnifying clip-ons strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts, supplies for proposed projects including all Aluminum and Anodized Aluminum jump rings, beads, findings, cabochons and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. Jump ring kits and cabochons for wire wrap projects beyond the pre-planned projects plus silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire will be available for purchase from the instructor. If you have questions about the course, contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAB FEE: $95.00
ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST: $0 – $40.00
PREREQUISITES: For students 11 to 17 years of age
Sandra’s interest in wire art began with a two hour class in wire wrapping in 2004. When she wanted to go beyond that initial course, she was directed to the Southeast Federation, Wild Acres and William Holland. To repay those first experiences through SFMS and William Holland, she vowed that, if she ever became good enough, she would teach every chance she got. Consequently, Sandra (who started teaching in 2008) has taught for a number of organizations in a wide variety of settings. In addition to teaching Wire and Chain at William Holland, and to the members of her home rock and gem club, she is currently providing private lessons while also conducting workshops in her home area. Because her workshops include students of widely varying skill levels and interests, Sandra has become adept at managing multiple, concurrent projects for diverse groups.