Workshop | Jewelry Box Assemblage; Resin Everything! with Jen Cushman
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Date: Sunday morning, April 30th
Time: 9:00 – 1:00
Class Fee: $70.00
What to do with all those glorious castings? Why, a jewelry box assemblage of course. This is where we’ll be transforming a plain box o’ boxes into a functional and fabulous work of art using rust paints and patina, stamps, ephemera, paper, colored pencils, bling and resin. Open the lid to reveal even more secret treasures encased in resin. Bring some of your favorite trinkets, old jewelry or tiny treasures you may want to use to customize your work, Jen will have items to share and we will also have some as well. If you take the Saturday afternoon class you can use your castings in your jewelry box as well.
The fourth of five classes and part of the "Royal Resin Weekend with Jen Cushman"-----April 28th, 29th, 30th 2017
Resin is a fundamental medium in my art toolbox because it can, literally, transform itself into just about anything my brain can dream up and my hands can make. A crystal clear liquid that becomes solid in 8 hours, resin takes my mixed-media collage, jewelry and assemblage work to soaring heights. Take a journey with me on a three-day adventure at one of the BEST mixed-media art stores in the country - the Queen’s Ink.
I’ve been teaching resin to students across the country for eight years. I have a clear road-map of how to get from Point A to Point Z in a weekend. You’ll be building essential skills and not even realizing it because you’ll be having the artsiest time of your life. While each class works independently, the true magic is in the full weekend.
We begin Friday night with the fundamentals of collage and making and using resin paper with colorful tag art. Saturday we study proportion and scale as we use our shiny new collage skills to make a trio of fabulous wearable art pendants. Saturday afternoon we delve into found objects, mold making and resin casting. This is when liquid resin goes three-dimensional! Sunday morning, we’ll take those fab castings and use them as the focal art for a jewelry box assemblage (because you must have someplace to store all that new jewelry). Finally, Sunday afternoon I’ll teach you wire working basics to turn a spool of 16 gauge wire into bead links and components to make your own necklace. Even the clasp is made by you. Nothing pre-made or manufactured here. Never made jewelry before? Please don’t fret. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to do with a little hands- on instruction. Note: Jen has designed these class to work together, however they can be stand-alone. So you may sign-up for any one individually or as many as you would like.
Here are the links to all of the classes:
Friday evening, April 28th 6:00 – 9:00 Capricious Collage Tags; The Wonders of Resin
Saturday, Morning, April 29th 9:30 – 12:30 Wear Your Art Resin Pendants
Saturday, Afternoon, April 29th 2:00 – 5:00 Resin Casting
Sunday morning, April 30th 9:00 – 1:00 Resin Everything!
Sunday afternoon, April 30th 2:30 – 5:30 Off the Chain Easy Basic Wire Jewelry