Students’ Works, Wax to Bronze Workshop – Next Workshop Begins Aug 13, 2016

Julia S. Rasor’s Wax to Bronze Workshops

Group and private workshops were completed in June and I am pleased to present some of the students’ works in wax (soon to be bronze masterpieces) in the section below.  Stay tuned for photos of the artists with their final finished bronzes!

My next Wax to Bronze figure workshop begins Saturday August 13 – see information below.  I have prepared a demonstration piece for the class titled Summoning FractAlien – see more photos of this sculpture below.

Fine Art Sculpture, wax to bronze, Summoning FractAlien, Julia S. Rasor, front
Summoning FractAlien, wax, Julia S. Rasor, front

June 2016 Workshop

Students’ Works

Students completed their wax figures taught at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in De Luz Heights.

Rasor-Wax to Bronze workshop studio
Rasor-Wax to Bronze workshop studio

Very remarkably, for some, this was their first figurative sculpture, for all, their first wax – wax is a more challenging medium than clay.  Students chose a variety of subjects including hanging, active, and static sculptures of various sizes and both genders.

Here are some of my students finished sculptures.

Students' Works, Rasor Workshop-Vesuvio, Diane O'Bannon, 2016, rt
Vesuvio, Diane O’Bannon, 2016, wax

 

Vesuvio, a muscular runner on a stone base, by Dianne O’Bannon (note wax underfoot temporarily placed to photograph figure on base).

Students' Works, Rasor Workshop-Uplifted, Reba H. Lemmons, 2016, wax
Uplifted, Reba H. Lemmons, 2016, wax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uplifted, a lady with a textured surface suspended from a found hook base, by Reba H. Lemmons.

 

 

 

 

 

Students' Works, Rasor Workshop-Use No.2 FIlm, Wendy M. Johnson, wax, 2016
Use No.2 Film, Wendy M. Johnson, 2016, wax

 

 

Use No. 2 Film, the sculptor’s  husband taking a selfie with a cell phone standing on a family Brownie Camera base, by Wendy M. Johnson.

 

 

 

 

I am very proud of these students’ works and look forward to seeing where they go from here.

 


Instructor’s Background

More of the instructor’s sculpture can be seen at RasorsSculptures.com.  As background, Julia has a number of awards for her works including First Place in Ceramics twice at the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, Fine Art Exhibit (4th largest fair in North America), Honorable Mention at the 5th Annual Fallbrook Art Center Artists Guild Show for her limited edition bronze Chopper Chick (presently at Brandon Gallery), a life-size steel mesh sculpture on exhibit at the San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, and four curated sculptures for the PHYSIQUE Exhibition at the Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego – Opening Reception tonight.

 


Fine Art Wax to Bronze Workshop

Acquiring the skill to sculpt in wax rather than clay can cut the time and cost to create a bronze sculpture by one third to one half because only one, rather than two molds is required.

Fine Art Sculpture, Summoning FractAlien, Julia S. Rasor, wax, lt
Summoning FractAlien, Julia S. Rasor, wax, lt

Students will make a 6 to 8 inch figure from sculpture wax that will be sent to the foundry to cast a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture.

The base of the sculpture will be made from the artist’s found object(s) resulting in a piece that is very personal and specific to the artist – it preserves a history important to them.

Fine Art Sculpture, Summoning FractAlien, Julia S. Rasor, wax, face rt
Summoning FractAlien, Julia S. Rasor, wax, face rt

 

Constructing the sculpture in the form of a posed figure captures the artist’s emotion and thoughts and projects them into the piece.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

Location: San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook (workshop instructions and retreat directions provided to registered students)

Dates:

Sculpting: 3 Saturdays August 13, 20, 27, 2016;

Sculpture Pick-up & Critique: 4-6 weeks from August 27 – dependent upon foundry schedule

Time:

Sculpting: 9:30am – 2:30pm, sack lunch

Sculpture Pick-up & Critique: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Fine Art Sculpture, Wax to Bronze, Precarious Situation, Julia S. Rasor
Precarious Situation, Julia S. Rasor, wax on found object base

Workshop Total Cost $555, includes:

Instruction, wax, and tools: $355, plus

Foundry materials and labor cost to sprue, coat, fire, cast, clip, weld, grind, sandblast, patina, and mount on base (group discount from foundry for class): $200

Registration: Email Julia at jsrasor@gmail.com to receive a Registration Form.  Receipt of a completed form and payment check will reserve your place in the workshop.  Workshop Instructions will then be emailed to you.  This will be a fairly small group of students for maximum one-on-one interaction.

Fine Art Sculpture, Finding Balance, Julia S. Rasor, wax
Finding Balance, Julia S. Rasor, wax

 

 

Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

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Julia S. Rasor, Renaissance Woman – Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur

Modern Day Renaissance Woman

The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook

Julia S. Rasor – Sculptor, Medical Device Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Avocado Rancher

The 2016 Edition of The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook published by The Village News came out this month with a feature article about Julia S. Rasor.  Editorial writer Sandra Shrader was alerted by a friend of Julia’s that there was a new resident of Fallbrook she might find interesting to interview for the latest Sourcebook.

Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor, Fallbrook Sourcebook
Julia S. Rasor, Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016, Feature Article

Medical Device Inventor and Entrepreneur

Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 Julia S. Rasor feature
Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 Julia S. Rasor feature

The feature article covers Rasor’s over thirty year career in the medical device industry where she invents the tools that physicians use – she has numerous patents issued and pending – and is the founder of a number of medical device companies one presently trading on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.  Rasor is the inventor of the first ultrasonic contrast agent as well as the application of a medical gas from a nasal dispenser to treat migraine headaches.  She has worked for over 60 medical device companies and is still inventing for others in a worldwide think tank and as an advisor assisting other entrepreneurs with starting medical device companies, see www.MedicalDevice.com.

Artist Sculptor

Julia always loved art, only a few years ago she stumbled upon her ability to sculpt.  She is versatile in a wide range of media – steel, mesh, ceramics, concrete, plaster, bronze, wax, mixed media – and often incorporates found wood and rusty steel artifacts thus preserving history in her sculpture.  Her works have been described as dynamic, edgy and dramatic.

Sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Garden, Fine Art Sculptor Julia S. Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Garden, Sculptor Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook, CA

Julia says of her artistic process: “In creating my art, I allow my feeling at the time, and the particular medium, lead my exploration into forms that inspire, provide a feeling or message, or just cause curious wonderment.  Most of my life has been spent exploring technical ways to aid the human body; my art allows me to explore and express human emotion”.  Her art education has been from numerous professional and public artists in the form of classes, workshops and artistic critiques and advice.

Julia’s focus is on sculpting the human figure.  Her interest in this subject arose through her years of study of the human body.  She has created a large body of work of figurative sculptures in both representational and abstract styles.  Her more recent works are abstract series of transforming spirits of natural materials, mesh forms of industrial materials, and mixed media creations she has named FractAliens.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S.Rasor Fallbrook, CA
FractAlien Rescue sculpture with sky background,  Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook, CA

Her works have been exhibited at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA; Oceanside Museum of Art, Herbert B. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA; San Diego Sculptors Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA and Tubac, AZ; The Studio Door gallery North Park San Diego; Encinitas City Hall and Library; Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook Art Center, and Fallbrook Public Library in Fallbrook, CA.  New exhibitions are planned at the Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA and the Phantom Gallery, Oceanside, CA.  Julia holds Open Studio, Workshop, and Artist Retreat events at her San Diego Artist Retreat located at her Fallbrook Avocado Ranch studio/gallery.

Founder of San Diego Artist Retreat

Rasor continues to found new start-ups.  Her most recent is the San Diego Artist Retreat where she has created an art immersion experience.  The retreat takes place in Julia’s spectacular rural mountaintop avocado ranch setting.

Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat
Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat

Panoramic views, sunshine and quiet provide an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and provides for reflection and refinement of artistic work.  Artists collaborate and receive facilitation to plan and produce art that inspires and excites imaginations and strives for excellence.

Retreat Benefits

– Escape and concentrate only on personal creative work
– Be inspired in a beautiful natural setting
– Reflect upon, and refine, your artistic voice
– Restart or redirect your art
– Produce better art by interacting with other professional artists
– Receive input and facilitation
– Experience wholeness creating – scheduled breaks to stretch, do yoga, hike, swim

Avocado Rancher

Rasor’s retreat includes

Julia S. Rasor, Avocado Wholesaler
Julia S. Rasor, Avocado Wholesaler

200+ Haas avocado trees that she has rehabilitated and managed over the last year.  She sells her avocados to individuals and Fallbrook’s local restaurants that have said that the fruit is excellent, high oil content, a real boutique avocado.

 

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Nominated – Julia S. Rasor – 5/5/5 Art Challenge – Facebook

Nominated: Art Challenge on Facebook

I was nominated today on Facebook by Christina Ilene Thomas for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

Many thanks to Christina for nominating me.

Today, on Day 1, I nominate the accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.


FractAlien Series Sculpture – Day 1

I’m sharing today, for Day 1, the latest sculpture from my FractAlien Series “FractAlien Rescue”.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full

The female FractAlien is on her way up to rescue the male FractAlien who has

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female

gotten himself in a bind.  The sculptures are made of steel mesh using a process of various material layers and outdoor paint to seal the artwork.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The figures are mounted on a piece of wildfire burned Manzanita bush I found in the chaparral area around my avocado ranch.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base

The Manzanita is mounted in a base of concrete made to look like stone or burnt earth.  The figures are flame colored and the shadows the figures cast are dark, adding to the urgent and burnt wildfire theme.

 

 

 

 

 

The sculpture is shown here poolside at the San Diego Artist Retreat.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat

More FractAliens

More of the sculptures from this series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.

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