A little about me (so that you know I am a real person and not a spammer!)
Sean begin his art career in 1965 at the age of 5, drawing pictures of cars and selling them on his front yard with his brother for 5 cents a piece, to save up to buy Matchbox toy cars.
As Sean's art progressed, he moved from cars to people. At 9 years old, Sean had his first art show, a father and son show at the Hilton Leech Art gallery in Sarasota, Florida, giving him his first exposure to the public. From that point on, Sean worked his way from pictures that featured people and cars, to the different medias of sculpture. From working with clay, making ceramic art tiles, to making whimsical nautical bronze sculptures, that featured everything from a cowboy riding a dolphin, to a whale turned into a jet, with flames coming out of the engines by his back fin, Sean created more and more.
Today, he creates original bronze sculptures, is completing a line of unique positive message books for children & adults and runs a specialty mail order business for sculptors.
From teaching lost-wax bronze casting in classes and workshops. To supplying sculptors & schools with unique materials for lost-wax metal casting to speciality tools & materials for bronze, clay, marble sculpture and more!
Workshops in Venice, Florida USA for Bronze Casting Sculpture, teaching "Direct wax sculpting" with the Lost-Wax Shellspen Ceramic Shell process.
As well as Bronze Jewelry Pendant workshops in Venice, Sarasota, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Ybor City Tampa, FLORIDA.
Sean is teaching classes & workshops on Bronze casting, and will share his 36 years of professional experience with students on techniques, tips, and styles of Sculpture casting. Students will work hands on, and learn how to sculpt a direct wax, attach feeding gates to the wax. Coat the wax with the Shellspen ceramic shell process, watch the bronze poured into their own sculpture. Then the castings will be devested, and the feeding gates cut off, sandblasted to remove the ceramic shell mold, leaving the students with their own bronze casting in the rough for the "basic workshop". At this point if the student would like the "extended workshop", the bronze casting will be refined and a patina finish will be put on. Leaving the student a finished bronze.
Students will be limited in size to a bronze casting weighing no more than 7 lb. / 3.2 Kilos, with most castings being about the size of your hand. The limits on the size of the bronze castings, are due to our one-man bronze foundry (which is also portable to come to your location), and when beginning sculpture casting, it is always recommended to start small, where you can easily control the results, plus learn the complete lost-wax ceramic shell process easily.
With this class / workshop students will be knowledgeable in Bronze casting (and all metal casting), and with time, education and experience the sculptor will progress from simple designs to complex works of sculpture, that they can use these learned techniques to build from.
Sculpture, figurines, plaques, abstracts, jewelry, animal sculptures from horses, cats & dogs & more, antique auto parts reproductions, motorcycle parts and sculpture accessories, machine parts, and just about anything you can imagine from sculpture, to machine parts..
At the completion of the workshop, the student will be given a signed Certificate of Completion from Sean Colson & Shellspen International, stating they are trained & knowledgeable in this process, which they can use for employment in foundries. We will also work with the students school to negotiate credit hours for this workshop.
Contact Sean to schedule a workshop or class, or if you have any questions.
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The things I like most about the Sarasota/Manatee area
I grew up here since 1964 and make art here!
My Interests & Hobbies
Art, Sculpture & Travel, changing the world in a positive way! Sailing, Kayaking, being outdoors.
Hi Sean - my email told me that you left a comment on my page, but I'm not seeing any. Would you like to send it to me via email? It's actually easier for me to communicate that way. My email is email@example.com. Would you like an invitation to one of my concerts? I have several big ones coming up, including a solo performance with orchestra of Chopin's Piano Concerto on February 26th and 27th. Please let me know! With warmest regrads, Eleonora Lvov
Sorry to hear that. We would appreciate if you could pass our information along to your creative friends. We will be having the market once a month and have two big art events in November and February. We are also looking for art and photography teachers to our school.
Let us know if you might be interested these happenings.
Art & Photography School, Gift & Framing Gallery of
4613 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Painted Lady Saturday Market
Oct 10th 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Local Grown Produce
Coffee and Teas
Arts and Crafts
Antique and Vintage
Looking for vendors. Space outdoor is $25.00 and $50.00 inside for the day. Vendor brings their own table and chair. If interested please call Lisa at 924-1200 for more detailed information. We are not accepting any vendors that sell watercolor paintings.
I do still have two of the planters, at my house with flowers in them . they've gotten a bit worn through the years but their still my favorite. They have lion heads all around the bottom, and designs on the sides and top. I was driving down osprey ave. one day , years ago, and noticed all the planters on the sides of the street. I qeustioned debbie walk about them and she said they were part of the ringling beautification of the streets of sarasota. I wish someone with tons of money would replace the broken ones and continue the effort all through the city. Most everything I paint is a reflection of something related to ringling. even my fearies, I love to paint the banyan trees and paint fearies in them. I'll be in towles court again soon, at de ja brew, coffee house and gallery, I'd like to send an invite to the opening when we decide the date. I'll keep in touch, maybe we could do some business, like an art show and reception with your work sometime. I'd like to plan lots of events and gatherings once we open.
stay in touch, rilla
I love your work. I checked out the ringling urn. I have a friend that reproduced a flower pot from the ringling collection, and I took pictures of it and showed debbie walk. She said there where none on the estate, but I found out Charles Ringling had given John and Mable a pair of the pots as a wedding present. I have two left at my house, I sold them and others at my gallery when I was in towles court. I was so excited to learn the history and love seeing anything having to do with the art of Ringling and its history. Your art is super and hope to see more. ...rilla