Jim Gion -ArtDog- Sculptor

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Location: Jim Gion  -artdog -  Studio and Gallery    936 S.E. 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 (One block south of Belmont street)
Class Time: Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm beginning Aug 6th until Sept 24th 2014
Tuition: $120.00 per month (fee for model is included) Students will be provided with a list of tools and materials. These can be purchased in class or at Georgies Ceramic and Clay, 756 N.E. Lombard St, Portland, OR 97211


In this class I will show students how to:

  • Photograph and record measurements from a model
  • Build an armature, apply the clay,  and transfer measurements from the model onto the clay
  • Explore various techniques for modeling and texturing clay
  • Prepare the sculpture for firing
  • Mount the finished sculpture on a base

To register please contact Jim Gion at contactjim@artdog.info or (503)408-8241
Class size will be limited to 6 students.

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Location: Jim Gion  -artdog -  Studio and Gallery    936 S.E. 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 (One block south of Belmont street)
Class Time: Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm beginning Aug 7th until Sept 25th 2014
Tuition: $120.00 per month (fee for model is included) Students will be provided with a list of tools and materials. These can be purchased in class or at Georgies Ceramic and Clay, 756 N.E. Lombard St, Portland, OR 97211


In this class I will show students how to:

  • Photograph and record measurements from a model
  • Build an armature, apply the clay,  and transfer measurements from the model onto the clay
  • Explore various techniques for modeling and texturing clay
  • Prepare the sculpture for firing
  • Mount the finished sculpture on a base

To register please contact Jim Gion at contactjim@artdog.info or (503)408-8241
Class size will be limited to 6 students.

Mold making

 

Mold making

TBA

The demonstration will be limited to 6 students and spaces will be reserved first come first serve.

I will demonstrate the following steps in making a silicon rubber mold suitable for making plaster castings or wax patterns which can be used for bronze casting:

  1. Preparing the clay or plaster model for casting.
  2.  First coat of silicon rubber thinned and applied with a brush to capture surface detail
  3.  Second coat of silicon applied with a palate knife to build a base for shim stock
  4. Preparing the shim stock and using it to build a parting line
  5. Applying a gauze coat
  6. Applying a smooth coat
  7. Making the fiberglass mother mold
  8. Opening the mold
 

Watch "Jim Gion Sculpture Series" videos. In this video series Jim shows the process of clay modeling a portrait head. Click here to go to the "videos" page.

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