Choo-Choo

$6,500.00

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22 X 22 X 16
Bronze

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b.1945 - 2019

Jane was a native of Lawton, Oklahoma, where several of her ancestors settled before statehood. Her husband’s military career enabled them to live and visit many places in the US and overseas. Moving every few years across country, overseas, and back with children born along the way, contributed to an exciting and challenging life.

Jane particularly enjoyed their tour in Turkey, which gave her the opportunity to view the classical sculpture of ancient Greece and increased her interest in this art form. Although she had dabbled in art most of her life and always appreciated three-dimensional form, this experience solidified what became her raison d’état.

The last fifteen years, Jane and her family lived in Colorado and considered Monument, a small town north of Colorado Springs, home. After settling there, Jane practiced her art, studying with several excellent sculptors at the Fechin Institute in Taos, New Mexico, the Scottsdale Artist School in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Loveland Academy of Fine Art in Loveland, Colorado.

Jane wanted to create sculpture with which people could identify, to provide a catalyst for reflections and pleasant memories. She believed that we need beauty in our lives for emotional and social well-being. Her goal was to create art that has beauty and integrity in the craftsmanship and design.

At the end of her life, children were her preferred subjects. She had been a schoolteacher; had worked with children in volunteer activities; and had children and grandchildren of her own; it was normal that she felt a connection with them. Years of observation had enabled her work to capture some of the naturalness and spontaneity of childhood.

Jane Rankin Sculpture, Bronze 22 X 22 X 16 (Interest categories: Bronze, Boy, Figurative, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Jane Rankin Artist)

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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