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Sculpture Workshop Taught by an Inventor – Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – San Diego Artist Retreat

Innovative Sculpture – Taught by an Inventor

In this air-dry clay workshop I will teach students how to generate new ideas for sculpture using my background as an inventor/ scientist/ entrepreneur/ sculptor.  The workshop will begin with a slide show presentation on “How to Invent Things” that I gave in Silicon Valley to diverse group of accomplished women.   Yes, the inventive process can be taught and actually has an equation called “The Innovation Equation” which I have depicted below:

Fine Art Sculpture, The Innovation Equation, Sculpting taught by an Inventor
The Innovation Equation, sculpture innovation taught by an Inventor

The presentation includes examples of the innovative processes I use with both my sculpture and my medical device patents.  Students can analyze what creative process they have used to date to create art, then advance into new territory by learning new ways to innovate.

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #4 – Use What You Have

In my series of postings for this workshop I have been showing a variety of examples of my sculpture made from air-dry clay.  My 4th example is “Late for the Masquerade” which has objects saved from my San Diego Artist Retreat casita construction (you can book a retreat in this casita online at the San Diego Artist Retreat).  By using these objects both in the figure and as an architectural background,  they were upcycled to produce a one-of-a-kind sculpture.

Fine Art Sculpture, Late for the Masquerade, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay
Late for the Masquerade, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay, found object incorporation

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

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

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

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 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

San Diego Artist Retreat studio, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio workshop

Instructor’s Background

As a medical device inventor and entrepreneur (inventing the tools that physicians use, www.MedicalDevice.com), Julia S. Rasor explores materials and often uses found artifacts in her sculpture that will both, convey topics she is passionate about and preserve time, resulting in a unique, expressive body of work (www.FineArtSculpt.com).

Julia merged her art and science careers – it not uncommon to see her fearlessly experiment with a wide range of media and subjects resulting in sculptures that emanate both dark and light emotion – Yin and the Yang.  Her background is published in

The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 feature: pages 56-59.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S.Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Julia S.Rasor

Her sculpture series include world events (The Recession), the afterlife (Spirits), high fashion (Haute Couture, Dancers), and strange departures into the unusual (FractAliens).  Her 12 exhibitions last year included Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, 50 to Watch, and a Solo Exhibit at Fallbrook Library.  This year’s exhibits include Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas City Hall Solo Show, and La Playa Gallery three artist show in La Jolla.  Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, an art immersion experience, where she holds workshops and studio/gallery tours.  Overnight guests can book a stay in the private casita (Avocado Ranch/Artist Retreat, Private Casita, Pool).

 

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Private Casita/ San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch

Artist Retreat – Book Your Stay

Artists, vacationers, or business travelers – come enjoy my artist retreat and working avocado ranch.  Stay in a private, fully outfitted casita, enjoy the pool.  Book your time online at the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, California.

San Diego Artist Retreat, morning at the pool
San Diego Artist Retreat, morning at the pool

Relax and get away from it all.  Solo, with friends, or plan a romantic couple escape, take in the nature and beauty.  Artists, use the studio work space and/or take a workshop (workshop information) in the large air conditioned studio.  Sunshine and quiet provide an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and provides for reflection and refinement of artistic work.

This is a great alternative to a hotel room – business travelers – instead of a mundane hotel room, enjoy a unique experience which includes living with art: a continually growing collection of original art embellishes the casita interior and retreat grounds and living among the avocado groves.

San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch
San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch
San Diego Artist Retreat casita kitchen, skylight
San Diego Artist Retreat casita kitchen, skylight
San Diego Artist Retreat casita inside and outside dining areas
San Diego Artist Retreat casita inside and outside dining areas

Private Casita

This beautiful, fully outfitted, air conditioned, vaulted ceiling luxury casita is your private oasis during your stay.  It is a spectacular rural mountaintop retreat, gated estate on 4-acres, close to downtown Fallbrook in De Luz Heights.  Relax on the private casita deck overlooking an avocado grove surrounded by gorgeous views, mountaintop breezes, and sunsets with starry nights free from city lights or enjoy a dip in the infinity pool.

San Diego Artist Retreat casita deck in evening
San Diego Artist Retreat casita deck in evening
San Diego Artist Retreat avocado grove from casita deck
San Diego Artist Retreat avocado grove from casita deck

Surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping dotted with the owner’s sculpture, the private, completely separate casita has brand new contemporary furnishings with a midcentury modern vibe.  The skylight, open beams, interior window, barn doors, and other interesting architecture mimic that of the main house built by a well-known architect/artist.  The casita has a private bedroom: twin bed that pulls out to a king size, a fold up desk, an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet; living room with a couch that converts to bed for one person; full kitchen with gas oven and range; dining table for 4; breakfast bar for 2; deck dining area with table and 4 chairs; TV; DVD player; Wifi; internet; A/C and heat.

San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance from walkway ramp
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance from walkway ramp
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance

The Neighborhood

Fallbrook is almost always sunny, and much of the time cool mornings and nights from the marine layer.  It was founded in 1869, is known for its avocado groves and claims the title “Avocado Capital of the World.”  It is often called or known as “The Friendly Village” so explore our small town’s agriculture and culture, shop in locally owned farmer’s markets, clothing boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and enjoy our fine eateries, have a coffee or a high tea (complete with china, tablecloths, and a hat!).  Hike nearby at the Santa Margarita river wilderness with 14 miles of trails (7 minutes) or climb Rock Mountain (14 minutes)!

San Diego Artist Retreat Rock Mountain
Rock Mountain

Go wine tasting in town or nearby Temecula (30 minutes), or to the beach in Oceanside (35 minutes).  There are great routes from the property through the neighborhood to walk, run, or bicycle.

Fallbrook Art Community

Fallbrook has a vibrant and active arts community with many galleries and exhibits to tour.  It is organized under Fallbrook Arts Inc.:

fallbrook arts, inc.

Take a Workshop: Sep. 12, 13, 14, 2017

Air-Dry Clay

I have been asked to have my next sculpture workshop be teaching air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month (see workshop information and sculpture examples on Julia’s Blog).  Air-dry clay does not require firing, is light weight, and allows a more versatile design as any material e.g., wood, plastic, metal, paper, etc. can be incorporated and an internal wire armature allows the sculpture to be easily posed in any configuration and wired to various objects.  Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.

San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio workshop, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio workshop

Contact Julia 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, up to nine students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior
San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior

Instructor’s Background

As a medical device inventor and entrepreneur (inventing the tools that physicians use, www.MedicalDevice.com), Julia S. Rasor explores materials and often uses found artifacts in her sculpture that will both, convey topics she is passionate about and preserve time, resulting in a unique, expressive body of work (www.FineArtSculpt.com).

Julia merged her art and science careers – it not uncommon to see her fearlessly experiment with a wide range of media and subjects resulting in sculptures that emanate both dark and light emotion – Yin and the Yang.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S.Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Julia S.Rasor

Her sculpture series include world events (The Recession), the afterlife (Spirits), high fashion (Haute Couture, Dancers), and strange departures into the unusual (FractAliens).  Her 12 exhibitions last year included Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, 50 to Watch, and a Solo Exhibit at Fallbrook Library.  This year’s exhibits include Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas City Hall Solo Show, and La Playa Gallery three artist show in La Jolla.

Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, an art immersion experience for artists, collectors, and visitors, where she holds workshops and studio/gallery tours, overnight guests can book a stay in the private casita (Avocado Ranch/Artist Retreat, Private Casita, Pool).

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Abstract Figure Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #3

Abstract Figure Sculpture

Air-dry clay works well for abstract figures – unlike fired water-based clay, an internal wire armature can be permanently incorporated.  As an example, see my sculpture “Shadow Spirit” below – purchased by a collector at last year’s Open Studios San Diego run by The Studio Door gallery.

Fine Art Sculpture, Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, abstract, air-dry clay
Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

As another example, “Willow Spirit”, curated by Sparks Gallery owner for exhibition in the PHYSIQUE show.  Pictures of the sculpture detail show the metallic patina capabilities of the material.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, neck detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, shoulder detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, hip detail

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

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

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

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 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

San Diego Artist Retreat studio, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat studio workshop

 

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Wall Sculpture Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #2

Wall Sculpture

Air-dry clay works well for wall sculpture as it is lightweight and can be easily wired in place on a canvas or other object.  As an example, my pair “Surf Goddess” and “Sun Goddess, show the Yin and Yang of surf and sun, cool and warm, realism and abstraction – these wall sculptures were purchased via auction by a collector.

Fine Art Sculpture, Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay, canvas, painting, wall sculpture
Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, wall sculpture

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

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

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

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 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Rock Climber Sculpture Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #1

Rock Climber Sculpture

Air-dry sculpture “Mantle the Crag”, a rock climber sculpture, was commissioned by a collector.  A tribute to my fellow climbers.

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, rock climber figures, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, straight view
Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, rock climber figures, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, upper figure
Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, lower rock climber figure, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, lower figure

 

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

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

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

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 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop – September 2017

Venue – San Diego Artist Retreat

I have been asked to have my next workshop be teaching air-dry clay sculpture with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior
San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior

Medium – Air-Dry Clay

Air-dry clay does not require firing, is light weight, and allows a more versatile design as any material e.g., wood, plastic, metal, paper, etc. can be incorporated.  In addition, an internal wire armature allows the sculpture to be easily posed in any configuration and wired to various objects.

Being able to incorporate a variety of materials in a sculpture is a feature I particularly like about air-dry clay.  In my travels I collect interesting twisted roots, textured dry desert branches, shells, etc. which I incorporate into sculptures such as in my Spirit Series.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, spirit
Transforming Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

I also attach air-dry sculptures onto found object bases such as with my Willow Spirit sculpture and Rock Climber sculptures.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, shoulder detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, hip detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, rock climber
Mantle the Crag, on wood slab base, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, neck detail

Making sculpture in this way is very personal and specific to the artist – it preserves a history important to them via their collected artifacts into a piece of art – a heritage and memories that can be passed down to family members.  Constructing the sculpture in the form of a figure captures the artist’s emotion associated with the gathered objects and projects it into the piece.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

San Diego Artist Retreat workshop studio
San Diego Artist Retreat workshop studio

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

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

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

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 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Instructor’s Background

As a medical device inventor and entrepreneur (inventing the tools that physicians use, www.MedicalDevice.com), Julia S. Rasor explores materials and often uses found artifacts in her sculpture that will both, convey topics she is passionate about and preserve time, resulting in a unique, expressive body of work (www.FineArtSculpt.com).

Julia merged her art and science careers – it not uncommon to see her fearlessly experiment with a wide range of media and subjects resulting in sculptures that emanate both dark and light emotion – Yin and the Yang.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S. Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Julia S.Rasor

Her sculpture series include world events (The Recession), the afterlife (Spirits), high fashion (Haute Couture, Dancers), and strange departures into the unusual (FractAliens).  Her 12 exhibitions last year included Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, 50 to Watch, and a Solo Exhibit at Fallbrook Library.  This year’s exhibits include Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas City Hall Solo Show, and La Playa Gallery three artist show in La Jolla.  Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, an art immersion experience for artists and collectors, where she holds workshops and studio/gallery tours, overnight guests can book a stay in the private casita (Avocado Ranch/Artist Retreat, Private Casita, Pool).

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Visual + Culinary Art! Nov 5, 2016, 7pm

Foodie Intuition: A Visual + Culinary Art Exploration of the Senses

Saturday, November 5 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Sparks Gallery, 530 6th Ave, San Diego, California 92101


Visual + Culinary Art

Since 2011 Vanguard Culture has been hosting intimate artsy evenings in celebration of delicious food and creative people. Foodie Soirées are typically held in private homes of artists, art collectors, and arts patrons with unique spaces.  Events feature cutting-edge art installations; live performances by some of the region’s best dancers, musicians, singers and actors; tours of private art collections; chef demonstrations; and more.

This time around they are taking the Foodie Soirée to a new dimension with: Foodie Intuition: A Visual + Culinary  Art Exploration of the Senses.   Chefs choose an artist’s work from the PHYSIQUE exhibition at Sparks Gallery as inspiration for their appetizer creations.

Fine Art Sculpture, With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze, Physique, Sparks Gallery
With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze

Meet Chef Sandra D. Vazquez Fernandez!  Her exquisite creation will be paired with artist/ sculptor Julia S. Rasor who is also attending the event.  We can’t wait to see the appetizer Sandra creates for this unique event.

Chef Sandra D. Vazquez Fernandez chose Sculptor Julia S. Rasor's work "With the Flow"
Chef Sandra D. Vazquez Fernandez chose Sculptor Julia S. Rasor’s work “With the Flow”

Your ticket includes access to delicious samplings by six amazing chefs, live dance performances, and wine samplings from Baja Wine + Food AND Free entry to ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair with purchase ($25 Value).

Featuring live dance by Aurora Lagatutta and an immersive tango experience by Patricia Becker & Marc Hussner from Urban Tango www.urban-tango.com. The exhibition on view is PHYSIQUE: An exploration of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture by San Diego artists.

PERFORMANCES BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 8:00 p.m.

21+ ONLY

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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, Exhibition: PHYSIQUE, Sparks Gallery, Aug 4, 2016

Exhibition: Physique / A Group Show

Description

Physique is a group show where Sparks Gallery explores the elegance of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture by San Diego artists.

“Physique” is on view from August 4 – November 6.

I am pleased to have four sculptures curated for this event.

Fine Art Sculpture, With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze, Physique exhibition Sparks Gallery
With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 6 To 9 PM

Free event – RSVP is required for opening night via http://sparksgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-physique-a-group-show

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE PGK DANCE PROJECT featuring dancers Martin Anthony Dorado, Caitlyn Silva, & Caroline Courtney

WINE SALES TO BENEFIT the PGK DANCE PROJECT
~~ Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket ~~

Participating Artists

Andrea Rushing, Anna Stump, Anna Van Fleet, Neal and Tiffany Bociek, Bryan Tipton, David Wing, Irina Negulescu, Julia S. Rasor, Khalid Alkaaby, Kristen Reichert, Kyle Trudelle, Larry Caveney, Lenore Simon, Linda Litteral, Lucia Ferreira, Maidy Morhous, Michelle Ferrera, Robby Ticknor, Ryan Thomas, Sean Selfridge, Stephanie Clair

Show Catalog

View the full show catalog.

Sparks Gallery

The Sparks Gallery is housed within the historic Sterling Hardware Building in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, located between Island & Market on Sixth Avenue. The Sparks Gallery renovated the building and added a second story mezzanine level.

The Gallery was awarded the 2015 People in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO).

Sparks Gallery – Modern painting, sculpture, photography & more.

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-1416

Regular Hours

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Sonya Sparks
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Wax to Bronze Workshop – Begins June 13, 2016

Bronze Workshop – Julia S. Rasor

Fine Art Wax to Bronze Workshop

Fine Art Sculpture, Out on a Limb, Julia S. Rasor, wax to bronze
Out on a Limb, Julia S. Rasor, wax on found driftwood

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.  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.

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 (directions provided to registered students)

Dates:

Sculpting: 3 Mondays June 13, 20, 27, 2016;

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

Time:

Sculpting: 9:30am – 2:30pm

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, 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, Wax to Bronze, Point of View, Julia S. Rasor
Point of View, Julia S. Rasor, bronze on found object base

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

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