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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