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
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
Address: 27534 SE Hwy. 212, Boring, OR
Classical Portrait Sculpture I with Rip Caswell
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 with Rip Caswell
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 first hand 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 for materials. To register call 503-492-2473.
Other galleries where you will find Rip's work are:
Clearwater Gallery in Sisters
Primary Elements in Cannon Beach
Gilbert District Gallery in Seaside
Sparks Gallery in Depoe Bay
Cole Gallery in Edmonds
Grand Teton Gallery in Jackson Hole