Sunday 29 July 2018
10.30am – 4.30pm
As part of our Seeds of Hope programme, we are hosting a series of craft based workshops inspired by the heritage plants and animals that have filled the Walled Garden this summer. Join us for this one day workshop and learn how to make a chicken wire sculpture with a choice of hen or duck. Artist Chris Moss will lead you through the day, with lots of help and guidance, and using simple tools, you’ll make a life-size sculpture that’s suitable for display outdoors. Starting with a wire template and adding shape layer by layer you’ll build your very own three dimensional bird.
All tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the duration of the workshop. Please bring an apron or wear casual clothes as wire can cause snags to precious textiles. Closed shoes are also advised (no open sandals).
Bring any/all of your glasses if required for close work similar to reading or sewing. It isn’t necessary to have previous experience as the workshop is aimed at beginners but please be aware that working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements through the day, can be hard on fingers and wrists and the pace of the day is focussed, rather than leisurely. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this.
Please make your way to the entrance to the Courtyard on arrival at Harewood, where a member of staff will be there to greet you.
Refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided on the day. Please notify us upon booking of any dietary requirements you may have.
Bookings can be made online, or alternatively please contact our Visitor Experience Team on 0113 218 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wire sculptor Chris Moss works with a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create 3D sculptures particularly of wild and domestic animals and birds. She works on commission and exhibits her sculptures throughout the UK.
“I have a love of nature and all my work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of the subjects.”