Drotarstvo: Slovak Wire Craft with Zac Banik
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Zac Banik
Availability: 2 open
Drotarstvo: Slovak Wire Craft dates back to the early industrialization of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Since that time, Slovak craftspeople have been using a host of unique techniques of wire craft to create simple but beautiful objects. Some decorative and some utilitarian, these objects hold a treasured place in traditional Slovak culture. Artist and designer, Zac Banik shares a piece of his cultural tradition in this 1-day introduction to Drotarstvo. In this course, students will learn to utilize the techniques of Drotarstvo to create wire vessels. Students will gain experience using wire as a sculptural material. With Zac’s instruction, students will also see how wire can be used as an unconventional form of textile. Students will practice basic wire craft skills, leaving with a small wire bowl or vessel.
No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!
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