Four Sculpture Workshops, 2019: James Shoop

"Alaethea"  James Shoop

How to Register:

  1. Please Email to let us know you are coming: info.studiopintura@gmail.com
  2. Use the PayPal buttons below for a down payment, or send a check. Balance due at the time of the workshop. 

1. MOLDING AND CASTING FROM A CLAY SCULPTURE:

Two Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 

SEPTEMBER 28, 29 and OCTOBER 5, 6

TImes: 10:00 - 2:30 each day

Tuition Fee $575, Materials $100


Instructor: James Shoop

Shoop has received awards at the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, the Spectrum Fantastic Art Competition, and the Chelsea Award Competition.

Major clients include Disney, D.C. Comics, Warner Brothers.


Location: 

ACVR Building, (Harriet Island)

106 West Water Street, Suite #545

St Paul, MN


Workshop Description:

  • You supply your own small clay sculpture. You'll be guided through the process of capturing the shape and details of the sculpture with a rubber mold. 
  • Next, you will be instructed on creating a plaster mother mold on the outside of the cured rubber.
  • After the mold is complete we will make plaster casts of the original sculpture.
  • Other types of mold making and casting techniques will also be discussed.


Prerequisite: must have completed previous sculpture projects, and have a sculpture less than 9" tall that you would like to cast. 

 

Materials provided include: 

Smooth-On  (Brush-On 40 Rubber

Molding Plaster

Hemp fiber for the Mother Mold.


Questions? Please get in touch:

James Shoop (715)483-5140 

Shoopscu@yahoo.com

Armando Gutiérrez G. (651)270-8983

Lois Rhomberg (612)801-1053

info.studiopintura@gmail.com


2. BRONZE CASTING AND FINISHING

Two Saturdays: October 19 and November 23 • 2019

11:00 AM– 3:00 PM each day 

Tuition Fee $400


Instructor: James Shoop

Shoop has received awards at the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, the Spectrum Fantastic Art Competition, and the Chelsea Award Competition.

Major clients include Disney, D.C. Comics, Warner Brothers.


Materials: 

estimated $50-$100 bronze casting fee. Specific estimates will be provided before class begins.

$15 for Patina chemicals. 

Tools to bring:Dremmel tool with reinforced grinding discs, angle grinder if you have one. 


Locations:

James Shoop Sculpture Studio

316 North Adams Street

St. Croix Falls, WI 

(50 miles North of St Paul MN)

American Bronze Casting  in Osceola.


Workshop Description:

  • Using molds created from the previous casting workshop, participants will be instructed on creating a wax sculpture from the rubber mold. We will refine the wax and prepare it for bronze casting.
  • We will also tour the foundry, American Bronze Casting in Osceola, to learn more about the process.
  • Once the sculpture has been cast in bronze and spot welded by American Bronze Casting, participants will refine and finish the bronze, preparing it for the  application of the patina. (The added color used on bronze casting). 
  • We will learn the basic patina process using a pot ash base coat, then a ferric nitrate second coat, then a final wax coat.


Questions? Please get in touch:

James Shoop (715)483-5140 

Shoopscu@yahoo.com

Armando Gutiérrez G. (651)270-8983

Lois Rhomberg (612)801-1053

info.studiopintura@gmail.com


3. ÉCORCHE ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS: PART ONE, SKELETON

Three Weekends (mornings, Saturday and Sunday)  

(Nov 9, 10) (Dec 7,8) (Dec 14,15)

10:00 AM– 1:00 PM


Instructor James Shoop

Shoop has received awards at the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, the Spectrum Fantastic Art Competition, and the Chelsea Award Competition.

Major clients include Disney, D.C. Comics, Warner Brothers. 


Tuition Fee: $400

Materials: $35 for the 21” armature. A blueprint of the skeleton is provided.

Additional Materials; two blocks of brown Chavant oil based clay- buy from the instructor, from Studio Pintura, or order online. Also, bring some modeling tools.


Location:

Studio Pintura (Salon)

Northrup King Building, Suite #294

1500 Jackson St NE

Minneapolis MN 55413


Workshop Description:

  • Session 1 (Nov 9) Pose your armature and apply clay over it, with instruction in anatomy and use of the clay.
  • Session 2 (Nov 10) Finish blocking in and start refining major forms.
  • Session 3 ( Dec 7) Continue to refine surfaces and map out the ribcage
  • Session 4 (Dec 8) Refine the ribcage and other areas
  • Session 5 (Dec 14) Refine the surface palnes and find the landmarks of the skull.
  • Session 6 (Dec 15) Refine and finish all remaining surfaces.


Questions? Please get in touch: 

James Shoop (715)483-5140  

Shoopscu@yahoo.com

Armando Gutiérrez G. (651)270-8983

Lois Rhomberg (612)801-1053

info.studiopintura@gmail.com

4. ÉCORCHE ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS: PART TWO, THE MUSCLES

DATES TBA- AFTER THE NEW YEAR, 2020

Three Weekends (mornings 10:00-1:00, Saturday and Sunday)


Instructor James Shoop

Shoop has received awards at the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, the Spectrum Fantastic Art Competition, and the Chelsea Award Competition.

Major clients include Disney, D.C. Comics, Warner Brothers. 

 
Tuition Fee: $400

Prerequisite: Must have a completed 21" Ecorche Skeleton from a previous class.

Materials Needed: Two blocks of NSP Brown Chavant Oil Based Clay- buy from instructor, Studio Pintura, or order your own. Also,bring some modeling tools.

Books: 

Required:Eliot Golfinger - Anatomy for Artists (James has 3 to borrow)

Suggested: Gottfried Bammes Human Anatomy


Location:Studio Pintura (Salon)

Northrup King Building, Suite #294

1500 Jackson St NEMinneapolis MN 55413


Workshop Description:

Using the skeleton from class one you will learn the process of applying the muscles. You may choose to sculpt the muscles on the right side or both. We will start with the leg then torso next the arm and lastly the head. We sculpt the deepest muscles and layer out. This technique will teach you not only the muscle origins and insertions but also mass , form , tendons, fat pads, and the bones showing through. This unique process of studying anatomy will benifit artist who draw, paint and sculpt the human form.


  • Session 1: Adding the upper leg muscles
  • Session 2: Adding the lower leg muscles
  • (Homework: Refine as instructed.)


  • Session 3: Adding the torso muscles
  • Session 4: adding the arm muscles
  • (Homework: Refine as instructed)


  • Session 5: adding the muscles to the skull
  • Session 6: refining the head muscles and where needed



Questions? Please get in touch:

James Shoop (715)483-5140 

Shoopscu@yahoo.com

Armando Gutiérrez G. (651)270-8983

Lois Rhomberg (612)801-1053

info.studiopintura@gmail.com

Molding and Casting Workshop - Half Down

$287.50
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

James Shoop Workshop in Molding and Casting. Balance of fees due on Day 1 of the Workshop. Non-refundable.

2. Bronze Casting Workshop - Half Down

$200.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

James Shoop Workshop in Bronze Casting and Finishing. Balance of fees due on Day 1 of the Workshop. Non Refundable.

3. Ecorche: Anatomy Study for Artists

$200.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

James Shoop Workshop in Ecorche Anatomy Study for Artists. Balance of Fees due on Day 1 of the Workshop. Non refundable.