september happenings at ocasiocasa in 2013

Masking Tape Sculpting Class - The Face

Learn the techniques of creating your own sculpted face wall art at the Ocasiocasa Studio Gallery, in downtown Fort Myers. Jeff and Dale Ocasio will be demonstrating and teaching the hands-on, two and a half hour, class Saturday, September 7th, from 1:00 to 3:30pm. All ages (9yrs & up) are welcome to attend. Class fee is $25 per person. A roll of masking tape and glass marbles will be supplied by ocasiocasa.

what: masking tape sculpting class – the face
where: ocasiocasa studio gallery, 1540 Broadway, Ft Myers, FL
when: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
cost: $25 a person

We plan on having the this class again, on September 21st. Let us know if you are interested.

Here's a short, fast-paced, series a photos we shot, while Jeff is sculpting a mask.


more news, for the month of September...

The ‘Ocasiocasa Museum of Books’ is a new collection of sculptured masking tape art on rescued old books.

Our form of altered book art is unique; salvaged books are redesigned with sculpted covers while remaining completely intact and all pages still readable. We began creating book art with our own collection of used books that we had purchased years ago, from Friends of the Library book sales, to read to our kids. One of the books, an old copy of ‘The Yearling,’ was awarded Best of Show at the Alliance for the Arts ‘Art of the Book’ juried competition and exhibition earlier this year.

Our new collection consist of over a dozen books, never shown before, and will be featured in their studio gallery for the September show, beginning September 6th, for the Fort Myers ArtWalk. It includes classics, mystery, vintage children’s readers, science fiction, and more.

More images of our book art can be seen in a recent blog post.

Book titles in photo: "Love Story", "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", and "The Viking Book of Aphorisims"