Project Description


Students will explore the technical and creative world of wire sculpture as they wrap their way through a human or animal creation.

Final Product
Each K-2nd grade student will create a snail and tropical fish sculpture and each 3rd-5th grade
student will create one human-inspired or animal sculpture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to measure and use proportions.
  • Students will learn how to construct an inner frame, then build up a body around that structure.
  • Students will learn about human and animal anatomy.
  • Students will learn about 3D design and basic color theory.
  • Students will develop problem solving skills, dexterity, hand eye coordination, and fine motor skills.

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 60 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 2 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $1.50 per student
  • Travel from Eugene


We love having Andrea in our school! I love that she shows them what to do and does it with them. I was pleasantly surprised with how doable Andrea made wire sculpture art for all of our students! The students loved it and were so proud of their work! It was awesome to do something most students have never done, and that used a different type of talent than most art!” –Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School 3rd grade teacher

Andrea is perfect with elementary aged students. She teaches her skills on their level and slows downs to help every student understand. Her explanations on how to complete a certain skill are age appropriate so that students can follow each step correctly. Plus, she is a lot of fun!”–Holt Elementary School 1st grade teacher

Andrea is flexible and works very well with the classroom teachers. She has great rapport with the kids.”–Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School kindergarten teacher 

“I teach because I love the arts and know how transformative it is to create and have a constructive space for self-discovery and self-expression. Breaking challenging projects down into comprehensible smaller steps while teaching technique and creative problem solving is my specialty and sharing that with students is my passion.”

-Andrea DiPalma Yansane

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