Accessible artist-led workshops
Portrait of Chaka Chikodzi
This is an in-person workshop.
Join us and connect with your creativity at these accessible artist-led workshops featuring a talk with the artist on their practice, inspiration and career in the arts.
Sculpting with wire is like drawing in three dimensions. In this workshop, we will explore line and form with a variety of types of wire. You will learn some basic techniques for bending and shaping the wire to create a small sculpture or functional object.
Chaka Chikodzi is a Zimbabwean-Canadian stone sculptor living, working, and raising a family in Katarokwi/Kingston. He works with volcanic rock from Zimbabwe, where he started sculpting as a teenager, and has a studio here in Kingston and in Mvurwi, Zimbabwe, where he works with a team of assistants. Working with this stone here in Canada, where he has lived for the past 18 years, he has become increasingly interested in the stone itself – in the story it tells about geological history and in the relationship that he has forged with it over my years living between two continents. His recent work is inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the natural rock formations that are unique to Zimbabwe’s landscape.