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3 day - chicken wire sculpture - make a standing fox at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District

Chicken wire standing fox at Swallows & Artisans

Duration: 3 days

Price: £230

Contact: Karen Duncan at Swallows & Artisans

East of Lake
LA21 8AA

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

In this new three day workshop you'll learn how to sculpt a chicken wire sculpture of that most elusive animal, the fox. With plenty of help and guidance, and using simple techniques, you'll make a sculpture that's perfect for display in the garden. Starting with a wire template and adding shape layer by layer you'll build your own fully three dimensional standing fox.

Well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recycled wire and mesh, to create stunning sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District.

We will provide healthy lunches along with all refreshments and some sweet treats! All tools, materials and gloves are supplied for the duration of the workshop.

Please note there is a £12 materials charge payable to Chris on the day.

Please wear an apron or casual clothes as wire can cause snags to precious textiles. Bring your specs if required for close work similar to reading or sewing. It isn't essential to have previous experience but please be aware that working with wire and making the numerous repetitive movements can sometimes be hard on fingers and wrists. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries about this. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

After your workshop why not stay and relax at our adjacent property, Lanehead, the historic home of artist William G Collingwood and where Arthur Ransome taught William's grandchildren to sail in Swallow II and provided the inspiration for the book Swallows & Amazons.

Our accommodation is exclusive to Swallows & Artisans guests and their friends/families. Our superking size/family rooms have lake and mountain views and are offered on a B&B basis. You're welcome to stay longer than your workshop and enjoy a real Lake District break. Please contact me for rates and availability.

Refunds are unavailable but tickets can be transferred to an alternative date upon request.

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