Balancing Act: Make A Mobile Workshop

Date(s) - 11/05/20
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunbear Studio



Thursday November 5, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Sheree Green

Course Cost: $60

Fascinated by kinetic art?  Learn the principles of creating flowing, graceful mobiles.   We’ll be using welding rod and florist wire for arms.  Fins will be cut with scissors from tagboard and attached with hot glue.  When painted with acrylic paint the fins will have the look of sheet metal, yet be much easier to work with. Being very lightweight, the mobile will move easily with the slightest breeze.

You may be able to complete a mobile during class, or you may need to finish it at home.  The class mobile is designed to hang from the ceiling. You may bring a stand of some kind if you wish to make a standing or table top version.  If there are special materials you would like to use or incorporate into your mobile, please contact the instructor ahead of time.


All project materials will be provided.

Sheree suggests you look at images of mobiles in books or online to get ideas for fin shapes and overall design. Bring in rough sketches if you’d like.  Also, prepare at least a temporary space at home to hang your mobile, as they don’t do well lying flat.

About Sheree:

Sheree was instantly smitten with art mobiles in 6th grade, the moment her teacher passed out an issue of  My Weekly Reader children’s newspaper featuring a cover photo of a mobile made by Alexander Calder.  Although it is not her main focus of artwork, over the ensuing 55 years she has created many mobiles and it remains one of her favorite art forms.  She has helped many friends make mobiles in her studio, and has taught three group classes at Sunbear.  Email her if you’d like to receive photos from those classes or of her other works.


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