Jeff Ocasio has become an experienced and sought-after masking tape sculpting instructor. His classes welcome artists of all levels, from beginners eager to explore their artistic abilities to experienced artists seeking to embrace a playful and whimsical artistic approach where you will learn the basics of sculpting with masking tape. 
During the 3-hour class, you will be introduced to the techniques of how to layer and manipulate the tape to achieve the desired shape and texture using masking tape, glass stones, and other materials to create your sculpture.  By the end of the class, everyone will have their own unique masking tape sculpture and will have learned a new art form that can be continued to be explored on their own. They will also receive an instructional handout on how to seal and paint their sculptures, on their own, with easy to find materials. Jeff’s teaching style is relaxed, conversational and the classes are limited to a small number of students for personalized attention.
Upcoming classes with Jeff Ocasio
Location:
BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island
900 Dunlop Road,
Sanibel, FL 33957

239-395-0900
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 10am to 1pm - Sold Out
Freestyle Sculpted Bottles

Each student will be encouraged to create their own free-form designs, resulting in a collection of one-of-a-kind sculpted bottles. During the class, you will be introduced to the techniques of how to layer and manipulate the tape to achieve the desired shape and texture using masking tape, glass stones, and other materials to create a sturdy structure around the bottle. Jeff will also demonstrate his rose sculpting technique to the class.
Class link for more info: Big Arts Freestyle Sculpting Class

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 10am to 1pm
Reel In Your Creativity

During this sculpting class, you’ll dive into the world of creating free-standing fish sculptures. Using simple materials such as masking tape, wire, and glass marbles, you’ll bring these charming creatures to life.
Class link for more info: Big Arts Fish Sculpting Class

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 10am to 1pm
Celestial Stars

Sculpt your own celestial star to hang from the ceiling. These unique stars are not only visually enchanting, but also have a delightful surprise – they are two-faced, featuring a different expressive face on each side with glass marbles for the eyes that twinkle when the sun shines on them.
Class link for more info: Big Arts Star Sculpting Class
To register for any of these classes, call BIG ARTS at 239-395-0900.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Interested in hosting a private class in your home or clubhouse?
Here’s what to know:
Jeff is available to come to your location and teach a group of 4-7 of you and your friends and family (Lee County only). The cost is $60 per person. All that is needed is a table with seating enough for everyone, including Jeff. He’ll bring all the materials. You choose the class project ---they are all listed above. Each of them introduces the basic techniques of sculpting with masking tape, and everyone will have learned a new art form that can be continued to be explored on their own. You can expect the class to take about 3-hours long. At the end of the class, all will receive an instructional handout on how to seal and paint their sculptures, on their own, with easy to find materials. Private classes are reserved and paid for by an emailed invoice via squareup.com (our payment provider).
Contact us with any questions and/or to let us know your desired date and time, and class project you would like to create.

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