Wille (Peekapoo)


16 X 20 X 8

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College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. They have two wonderful boys that have been very tolerant, and supportive of their parents’ artistic obsession and hobbies. Bill and Renee also had the honor and privilege to share their lives and family with their best friends; their dogs.

For years Bill painted oil landscapes and Renee cut her scratchboards that were displayed and managed by several galleries throughout Colorado. In 1989 they left their two-dimensional pieces behind and began to collaborate and create sculptures.

While some couples may have difficulties working together, Bill and Renee’s ability to work together make for a very creative and productive partnership. Since they both have a love and respect of animals, they created bronze wildlife sculptures. They found themselves being commissioned to sculpt dogs. It was there they focused their energies, which has now become their passion and specialty. They hope to share the dog’s lives and personalities through their sculptures.

Bill and Renee Shisler Sculpture, Bronze 16 X 20 X 8 (Interest categories: Bronze, Life Size, Funny, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Bill and Renee Shisler Artist)

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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.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906