Sandra  Bergquist

Sandra's interest in wire art began with a two hour class in wire wrapping in 2004. When she wanted to go beyond that initial course, she was directed to William Holland. To repay what she has called "The Gift of William Holland", she vowed that, if she ever became good enough, she would teach every chance she got. Consequently, Sandra (who started teaching in 2008) has taught for numerous organizations in a wide variety of settings. In addition to teaching wire and chain at William Holland and to members of her rock and gem club, she is currently providing private lessons while also conducting workshops in her area. Because her workshops include students of widely varying skill levels and interests, Sandra has become adept at managing multiple, concurrent projects for diverse groups.

Class List

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Wire – Wire Craft - Sandra Bergquist
This class is an introduction to wire that encompasses both chainmaille and multiple wire working techniques including wire weaving and wire sculpture.  Once basic techniques for each chain and wire wrap have been presented, students will select projects and techniques that specifically appeal to them.  At a minimum, five chainmaille patterns will be presented as well as five wire wrap projects including earrings, rings, and pendants.  Additional projects will be offered as student’s interest and time allow.  Students who have taken this course previously will be provided new projects commensurate with their experience, interest, and ability. Although all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class, students may bring their own tools and supplies.  Optivisor or magnifying clip-ons strongly recommended.  Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire.  Silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire and cabochons will be available for purchase from the instructor. This class does qualify as a Wire I class.  Total class cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected.  If you have questions about the course, contact Sandra at slbergquist@cox.net.

Lab Fee: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $35-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Wire I - Sandra Bergquist
This course will present basic information about wire wrapping through projects which allow the student to steadily build the skills required to accomplish increasingly complex designs. Initial projects will include earrings, pendants and rings. Depending on student interest, wire weaving and wire sculpture will be introduced. Students who have taken this course previously will be provided new projects commensurate with their experience and ability. Although all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class, students may bring their own tools and supplies. An Optivisor or magnifying clip-ons are strongly recommended. Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire. Silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire and cabochons will be available for purchase from the instructor. Total class cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected. If you have questions about the course, contact Sandra at slbergquist@cox.net.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $30-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Wire II - Sandra Bergquist
This course will be a progression from Wire I to allow students to continue building the skills required to accomplish increasingly complex designs.  Projects will include earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.  Wire weaving and wire sculpture will be included.  A list of supply and wire requirements will be sent to students at least a month before class.  While students are expected to bring their own tools, all required supplies and tools will be available for use during the class.  An Optivisor or magnifying clip-ons are strongly recommended.  Lab fee covers handouts and shaped brass, bronze and copper wire.  Silver-filled, sterling silver or gold-filled wire and cabochons will be available for purchase from the instructor. Total class cost will depend on current market prices of the materials selected.  If you have questions about the course, contact Sandra at slbergquist@cox.net.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $35.00-$200.00
Prerequisites: Wire I

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