Workshop | Real Vs Faux; Resin Casting with Jen Cushman
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Real Vs Faux; Resin Casting with Jen Cushman
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Date: Saturday, Afternoon, April 29th
Time: 2:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $65.00
Found objects are precious to mixed-media artists because they’re collected slowly over the years and cherished Many of them one-of-a-kind. This makes it difficult for us to let go and use them in our art. What if I told you that you could make molds of your favorite objects and cast them in resin? In this class you’ll learn how to choose objects to mold, how to create your own molds from silicone putty. You’ll experiment with manufactured molds as well. You will also learn what to do with the resin castings to make them look so real that people will most definitely have a hard time telling your real objects from your faux ones. In my personal opinion, this class is where the resin rubber meets the road. You’ll be amazed by its three-dimensional qualities.
The third 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