Our 2-day workshop will begin with an introduction to resin, learning about the various pigments and additives that can be mixed with resin, showing preparations and techniques for creating your own pieces of resin artwork. Day 2 will show the versatility of resin and how it can be incorporated into other traditional art techniques, allowing you to explore your creativity and put more advanced techniques into practice to create your own piece of 3D resin art, all of which will be made available for you to take home*.
Resin is a sticky material to use prior to curing, so make sure you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and/or an apron, but other than that, all materials and equipment will be provided, so just bring your enthusiasm and creativity!
*resin requires a minimum of 24 hours to cure, so artworks can be collected the day after the workshop to take home.
We will be working with an art grade resin that is ASTM certified as non-toxic, non-hazardous, virtually odourless, which is also UV stable. You will be provided with a variety of paint, pigments and metallics that can be mixed into the resin prior to application and have access to dispersion materials that create wonderful shapes and effects within the resin.
You will be provided with a 20cm canvas to use for your first piece of artwork in order to get used to using the resin and how it works and reacts, followed later in the day by a 40cm round board (mdf or ply). On day 2, you will be provided with a piece of board, along with some mdf shapes for you to create embellishments, which will be incorporated into your work, to create your piece of 3D resin art.
For more info about David and his art work: www.davidvarneyart.co.uk