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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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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Dark Subject Matter Two Artist Show – Reception This Saturday

Phantom Gallery Oceanside

Dark Subject Matter Two Artist Exhibition

Not your usual art exhibition of beautiful, lighthearted people, pets, flowers, and landscapes.  Curator Ruth Jameson was touched by two artists’ expressions of the darker subjects of war, misery, despair, and depression.

Mohammed Al Hamadani – Painter

Jameson says of painter Al Hamadani: “Mohammed just walked into the Gallery last month with some of his work.  I was stunned at the depth and the visceral impact of his work.  He has made his history a memorable story of what he and his family and fellow Iraqis went through on the night of Shock and Awe which they call the ‘Night of Fire’.  This war I believe will go down in our Nation’s history as one of the worst blunders of Foreign adventures ever to ensue.  In spite of the fact that we killed over 200,000 thousand Iraqis, they still have hope that we can hope for a better future for both of our Nations.”

Julia S. Rasor – Sculptor

Jameson says of sculptor Rasor: “Julia’s works characterize the Human struggle.  Whether it exemplifies the economy, international affairs or just our daily lives of trying to live our destinies, the works speak in a very emotional way of our humanness in a world of sorrows and joys.”

Exhibition Invitation

Curated by Ruth Jameson, a local Oceanside artist and visionary.

Phantom Gallery Oceanside Exhibition
Phantom Gallery Oceanside Exhibition, Julia S. Rasor and Mohammed Al Hamadani

Opportunities to View Exhibit

Oceanside Art Walk

Friday May 6, 2016, 5pm to 8pm

212 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA

 

Phantom Gallery Oceanside

Reception: Saturday May 7, 2016

Exhibition: May 1 through May 31, 2016

212 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA

 

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