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Bedrock Academy

Wire Work Classes
Grades 3-12

Wirework Classes are not only fun but great for fine motor skills, math and visual design. We offer a variety of classes for different age groups and supply everything you need to complete these projects in
60-90
 minutes.

In-hand manipulation skills: 
Many components of making a wire wrapped piece increase strength and coordination in the small hand and finger muscles. For example, holding the tools and twisting the wire
, and then manipulating it in one's hand until it is pinched between your thumb and finger, involves translation, shift and rotation movements of the pliers within the hand.
Visual Motor Skills:
Eye-Hand coordination: Wrapping wire with pliers uses bilateral coordination of the child's hands, and requires their eyes and hands to work together.
Cognitive Skills:
Planning: What style of bracelet does the child want to make? What pattern will they choose? Where are all the materials needed to complete this beading activity? By answering these questions, the child develops his/her planning and problem-solving skills.

Math Skills: 
How long will my necklace, bracelet, or keychain need to be? What length of wire do I need to complete this project? How can I create and maintain this wire pattern? Encouraging children to think through these functional math problems is a motivating way to
improve academic skills in this area.

Wire Wrapped Ring Class:

Grade 5-12

90 minute Class

Chain Nose and Round Nose Pliers, Ring Mandrel

Instructor Led or Zoom $13 per student

Kits for Teacher Led: $10 - Tool Rental Available

In this class, students will learn the basics of shaping wire around a mandrel to make a custom ring. They will also learn how to sculpt the wire around a focal bead and how to make a wire rose.

Wire Wrapped Stones Class:

Grade 5-12

90 minute Class

No tools necessary

Instructor Led or Zoom $13 per student

Kits for Teacher Led: $10

Learn how to make a basic cage for raw and tumbled stones, while having the opportunity to experiment with different wire and designs!

Wire Wrapped Ear Cuff Class:

Grade 5-12

60 minute Class

Tools: Round Nose Pliers

Instructor Led or Zoom $10 per student

Kits for Teacher Led: $3 - tool rental available

Students will learn how design and sculpt earring cuffs. No pierced ears necessary as these simple earrings wrap around your earlobe. 

Wire Wrapped Gems Class:

Grade 5-12

90 minute Class

Tools: Round and Chain Nose Pliers

Instructor Led or Zoom $13 per student

Kits for Teacher Led: $10 - tool rental available

Students will learn how use pliers to make intricate wire wraps around gemstone and glass beads to create cluster pendants. 

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