Bronze Sculpture Classes with Rip Caswell
Patina Workshop at Firebird Bronze
If you've always wanted to learn how bronzes get their beautiful patinas, this is the class for you.
Production manager, and foundry artist, Lonnie Paola will demonstrate a full range of patinas and share
highly guarded recipes that have been developed over years of experience. Students will leave with patina
recipes and a supply resource list. This workshop will be held at Firebird Bronze Foundry in Boring.
Workshop will break for a 1/2 hr. lunch, so bring something if you like. There is a cafe and coffee
shop in the neighborhood. Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10-2:30. Cost: $175. Call Caswell Gallery
at 503-492-2473 to register. Address: 27534 SE Hwy. 212, Boring, OR,
Sculpture 101 at Caswell Gallery
and Firebird Bronze Rip Caswell is offering a unique opportunity for aspiring
sculptors. Rip will coach and critique your creation from molding the clay to adding the patina. You will begin
working in Rip's Studio at Caswell Gallery in Troutdale and finish your piece at Firebird Bronze Foundry in Boring.
COMING IN APRIL: For those of you who would like to take Sculpting 101, but are unable to come on weeknights, Rip
will be offering a 3 day intensive workshop on two consecutive weekends in April. The class will be the same
number of hours and cover the same material, but will take place on Saturday and Sunday,
April 6 & 7, and April 13, Noon-4:00 p.m. Cost is $495. Click here for more information.
please call Caswell Gallery at 503-492-2473.
Classical Portrait Sculpture I
Classical Portrait Sculpture I will be
an in-depth study using a live model. Students will learn all aspects of beginning a portrait sculpture from the sitting,
photographing, measuring, "roughing out", to adding the fine details. Rip will share sculpting techniques he has developed
over 20 years. Students will be able to take home their life-size clay sculptures. Clay and tools will be provided. Students
will have the knowledge to move on to Portrait Sculpture II where they can sculpt their own portrait of choice and cast in
bronze. The class takes place at Caswell Gallery. Students will display their sculptures at First Friday, June 7, 5-9PM.
Dates and times: Friday, May 17, 6-9PM; Saturday, May 18, 10AM-4:30PM; Sunday, May 19, Noon-4PM.
Cost: $495. Call the Gallery at 503-492-2473 to register.
Classical Portrait Sculpture II
Classical Sculpture II is designed for the Classical Sculpture I student who would like to sculpt a portrait
and complete a finished bronze. Students will choose their own portrait subject and will create sculptures in
1/2 life size under the Rip's guidance and mentorship. Actual sculpting will take place at Caswell Gallery
with an open studio arrangement where the student can sculpt in the gallery during open hours. Clay will
provided and tools will be available for use while sculpting in the Gallery, although at this level students
might want to have their own tools. The class will move to Firebird Bronze in Boring, OR where students will
learn firsthand about mold making and casting their bronze using the lost wax method.
Dates and times: All students will attend class orientation on Saturday, June 15 at 10AM. Rip will give an
overview of the class. Students can stay and sculpt during the day on Saturday. Additional open studio times
will be on Tues, Wed, Thurs, June 18,19 and 20. On Mon, June 24, 6:00-8:30: students will start making their
mold at Firebird Bronze and finish at home. Thurs, June 27, 6:00-8:30: students will make their mother mold, spue,
and pour the wax. Mon, July 1, 6:00-8:30: molds will be gated and dipped. Mon, July 8, students will pour the
metal, sandblast and clean the sculpture. Thurs, July 11, 6:00-8:30, students will tool the metal and patina
and add the base. Students will display their sculptures at First Friday, August 2, 5-9PM. Cost: $495, plus $50
To register call 503-492-2473.
Sculpture Class with Carole Murphy - Carving Autoclaved Aerated Cement
Step into the 3rd dimension with a carvable form of cement that simply begs to be sculpted.
Sculpting with a material that looks like stone but is much easier to work with, aerated cement, students then
finish the piece with a variety of possible patinas. Classes are kept small enough to make it viable for each student
to follow their own direction.
Nurturing the vision in each student, respect is given to the individual processes, while assuring that the capacity in each
student is touched upon. Each class holds both beginner sand accomplished artists, in a warm, inspiring atmosphere. Some come
just to get their creative juices flowing.
When opening to one's creativity, resistance can be pretty powerful. Fear of your creation not being 'good art' is one of the
loudest excuses not to create. In this supportive environment, students risk putting their vision into form. Come take a
class that offers a path to expand what is personally possible through sculpting. Play with a teacher that will help you find
your vision, your gift, as you open to the process. Let your creation stand as a tribute to what you can do. Come play with us.
All tools and materials are supplied and students work from realism to the world of abstract. Three individual classes a week
are taught in Murphy's Studio, 1405 SE Stark, Portland, 97214.
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1405 SE Stark
Portland, Or. 97214
Life Drawing Sessions with Jill Perry Townsend
Working from a nude model, artists may work in the media of their choosing. We will start with several quick
gesture drawings to loosen up and quickly move to 2 long poses that will take the rest of the session. Call or email ahead of time to be assured a spot.
Wednesdays from 5-7PM
$35/ month for 4 consecutive sessions
$15 drop in, space permitting
Sculpture Classes with Jill Perry Townsend
During the next session we will be using oil based clay on an armature and focusing on artistic anatomy.
There's a lot to learn about this process, so prepare to be amazed!
Mondays from 4-6PM
4 classes per month
$120 + materials per month
Contact Jill Perry Townsend
E-Mail: - email@example.com
visit: - www.jillperrytownsend.com