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Wire Portrait Class
 with Diane Komater

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In this class I will guide students in making a 3-D contour drawing of a person with dark steel wire. No prior experience necessary. With a little effort, you will learn how to draw with wire. At the end of class, you will have a realistic wire rendering of your subject, suspended by a wire box. Your wire portrait will cast an interesting shadow giving your image depth. I love it! 

Bring to class an 8x10 headshot\ black and white copy of someone or yourself, (the bigger the face the better), and a pair of needle nose pliars. I will supply the wire and will have extra pliars on hand. 

I have been bending wire for over 30 years and am self taught. My work can be seen; diane_komater Instagram,, UMA Gallery in Oakland, FreeHand Gallery in Los Angeles and by appointment with The Wireist at; 



Where? UMA Gallery, 3630 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, Ca. 


When? Earth Day, April 22nd, 2023, Saturday


Time? 11am to 5pm


Tuition? $300


Why? Because this class is fun and rewarding! 



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Admission fee for this course is $300

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Diane Komater

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