Are you from out of town? We offer a 5 day individual workshop for $ 2500.00 (for one person). This workshop teaches you Direct wax sculpting, and takes you through the steps of the Shellspen lost-wax, ceramic shell process of casting your sculpture in bronze up to 7 lbs to a rough finish (feeding gates cut off & sculpture sandblasted)! If you desire for your sculpture to be refined after casting to a finer detail and patina, this can take 1 to 3 days at $ 500.00 extra a day, depending on the detail of the work. You will learn all the steps of the process, plus learn how to build your own Metal casting set up. An added feature to this mini-sculpture workshop vacation, you have free access to the Ferry boat taking you to the Private Beach in Venice, Florida. So it’s a great opportunity to learn and expand your art, plus visit a beautiful private beach! Interested? Contact us and we will send you more info. and discuss a date for your workshop. All applicants are screened for eligibility.
Do you have a School, Art Center, or group that would like to learn this process? We teach from Jewelry to Monumental size of bronze casting with the Shellspen lost-wax, ceramic shell process. We can come to you in the USA or Internationally with our portable set-up. We can custom make a class to fit your needs, as well as lectures and demo’s on the process.
Workshop includes lunches and one dinner. Lodging & accommodations are close by. If you are driving by car there is a nice Motel within walking distance to Manasota Beach. Rates are $ 75 a night to $ 400 a week *. If you are arriving by airplane (without a car) we will pick you up & drop you off at Sarasota International Airport. Lodging & accommodations are at the Day’s Inn in Venice, which is within walking distance to local restaurants. Rates are $ 70.00 a night to $ 450 a week *. We will pick you up & drop you off at the Day’s Inn for each day of the workshop. We also will be happy to find any hotel you are interested in the Venice area, and give you current rates and info. * Rates are quoted from the motels, however rates can change and be more or less than listed above.
Any classes or workshops that are more than just direct wax sculpting, and involve working around a metal art casting set-up and/or power tools. A disclaimer has to signed first by the student stating they will follow all safety precautions, wear all safety gear and work at their own risk.
If two students take the workshop, the price is $ 2900.00.
Each student can cast a piece up to 7 lbs to a rough finish (feeding gates cut off & sandblasted)! If you desire for your sculpture to be refined after casting to a finer detail and patina, this can take 1 to 3 days at $ 500.00 extra a day.
In this short close up video, I am showing you molten bronze at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1093 Celsius) being poured into the Shellspen ceramic shells, it is remarkable how it almost looks like liquid gold!
Video our student / sculptor “Vicente Calleja” made of his recent workshop with Shellspen Sean learning the Lost-wax, Shellspen ceramic shell process of bronze casting with the one-man bronze casting set-up.
Video of student, who took our 5 day summer workshop in June and cast the sculpture at Colson School of Art with a two-man pour & finished up to a rough sandblasted surface in our workshop.
See famed bronze sculptress “Nina Winters” interviewed on nationally syndicated Daytime TV, working with “Shellspen Sean” pouring molten bronze for her sculptures.
Shellspen Sean casting bronze.
Foundry slide show