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Lessons offered by Jon
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Painting
  • Art And Design
  • Sculpture
  • Airbrush
Levels
  • All Levels

Master set artist and designer, mold maker, teacher, shows you all the tricks

Methodology

I wil teach you how to get the effects and looks you need to create some of the most unique and beautiful products, whether for yourself or a client.
I have been lucky to have learned from the best, on how to make you, your personal best.
It will be a hands on and fun ride to your own goal!
Be a professional, or just learn the skills to make your own work shine

Background

With over 40 years in the theming industry, and whose work has been used with theme parks, shows, and movies, I look forward to showing and teaching,

Mold making
Faux finishes
Artistry
Sculpture
Animatronics
Design
Lighting
Set design
Silicone skin
Cement props/ build and paint

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Lessons offered by Jon
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Painting
  • Art And Design
  • Sculpture
  • Airbrush
Levels
  • All Levels

Jon's resume

Jonathan S. Harms​​​​​​

Experience:
2017 – Present​Daniels Woodland​​Templeton, CA
​Art Department Manager
• Manage and train art department staff
• Implement new technologies, marketing strategies for upselling
• Creates props, scenes, molds, lighting, animatronic features, story lines and audio for attractions.
• Works with outside vendors and partners on developing new products.
• Develops standard operating procedures that adhere to safety and government regulations.
• Maintains departments operating budget to produce profitable outcomes.
• Coordinates resources, talent, and schedules with supporting departments.

2013-Present​Nanovap Technologies​​Las Vegas, NV
​Chief Technology Developer
• Design, develop test and market innovative cooling system.
• Work with overseas suppliers to develop manufacturing process.
• Create and file new technology patents.
o Designed energy saving hydroponic cooling systems.
o Designed small footprint hydroponic grow systems.
o Designed, and installed energy-saving Luma cool/heat removal system.
o Designed tooling for injection molding, and stamping laminating.
o Create working prototypes for design studies.
o Design augmented reality targets/products for visual marketing.



2005-2013​The Forum Shops​​Las Vegas, NV
​Director of Entertainment Features
• Manage and train the show technicians and aquarium staff of the entertainment and aquarium features of The Forum Shops at Caesars.
• Creates and maintains budgets for three different major venues (including live animal exhibit). Develops preventative maintenance programs and community outreach programs.
• Responsible for a 1.3 million dollar operation budget.
• Implements enhancements and updates to technology on property.
• Designs, develops and installs entertainment features for the Simon properties nationally.

1997-2005​​The Forum Shops​​​Las Vegas, NV
Simon Entertainment Technical Advisor
• Retrofitted and refurbished laser, robotic, video show attraction creating a $2.6M capital improvement project.
• Design develop advanced fly by wire hydraulic control systems
• Retrofitted and enhanced pyrotechnics, robotic effects, increased boiler efficiency, researched and installed cost saving DLP video projectors.
• Designed and developed show features for other company owned properties.
• Developed and implemented energy saving capital improvement project creating $200,000 in savings a year.
• Implemented and maintained advanced training program to include audio/visual, laser, robotic, theatrical lighting, Media Matrix, Alcorn McBride, Adobe Premier, TRIAD, Peavy, BARCO, Proxima and Epson Projector series.
• Designed developed $1.5M led screen project one of the largest in use today.

1995-1997​Aniwerks​​​Las Vegas, NV
Owner and Operator
• Animatronics design and development.
• Model/prototype design and fabrication to include stereo lithography molding.
• Created, maintained and enhanced traveling exhibits.
• Retrofitted Fuji traveling museum exhibit The Last Dinosaur.
• Designed, installed attractions and trained maintenance staff at Lotte World Korea.
• Repaired and enhanced animatronics features at Buffalo Bills and Sam’s Town as well as trained maintenance staff.

1994-1995​Treasure Island​​​Las Vegas, NV
Aesthetic Design Coordinator
• Painted and finished set effect on exterior Buccaneer Bay attraction.
• Trained and enhanced staff abilities on set design and aesthetic effects.
• Developed extreme exposure finishes for high maintenance attractions.
• Created stage set materials for Cirque de Soleil productions O’ show.

1994-1995​Creative Presentations​​​Valencia, CA
Exhibit Sales Manager
• Responsible for developing sales leads for traveling museum exhibits.
• Implemented Backyard Monsters exhibit tour.
• Managed installation, operation and maintenance of exhibits including packing and shipping.
• Analyzed placement to increase traffic flow and museum attendance.
• Worked with marketing departments to create best advertising venues.
• Created products for vendor sales

1991-1994​​Creative Presentations ​Valencia, CA
Figure Finish Department Manager
• Designed and developed projects relating to exhibits and animatronics.
• Worked with team of artists, museum representatives and scientists to create accurate and realistic exhibits.
• Developed exhibits using silicone, fiberglass, urethanes, injection mold, vacuform and various other materials.

1989-1991​G.T. Styling​​​Costa Mesa,CA
Director of Engineering and Design
• Product development of consumer goods for the auto industry.
• Managed department responsible for machine, molds for production and development.

1988-1989​Model Techniques​ Costa Mesa, CA
Design Engineer
• Constructed architectural models and topographies
• Working prototypes for various new products
• Small scale production pieces.
• Methods of build for startup companies
• Engineered full-scale prototypes of machinery

1982-1988​Valley toys​​Fresno, CA
Director of Research and Design
• Developed and researched consumer toy products and managed production team from prototype to production.
• Documented and developed production methods for purposes of patent and training.
• Responsible for 4 registered patents for toy development including the Outdoor Spectacular Christmas Tree, the Glitter Baton, the Crystal Baton and the Mylar Pinwheel.

1981-1982​Color Magic​​​Fresno, CA
Foreman Painter​
• Supervised a team of custom automotive painters.
• Produced faux finish techniques including wood grain, mural, airbrush and fiberglass.

Additional Skills
• Microsoft Media and advanced software interfacing show and exhibits
• Light technician trained
• Laser technician trained
• Development and installation of commercial and private water features
• Video and audio technician and editor
• Multi-media presentation set up
• Developer of propeller driven recreational water craft
• Faux marble, concrete overlay, rock-scape, tree-scape and artifact décor
• Professional sculpture and painter
• Augmented reality designs
Certifications and
Memberships​​
• Nevada Pyro
• echnician License
• Blood Borne Pathogen Certified
• CPR/AED Certified
• Forklift operator Certified
• SSI SCUBA Certified
• IAAPA Member
• Medical Illustrator

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