Deep Dive Journal; Collage, Color and Resin Casting
Jen Cushman, Instructor
August 13, 2017 (9am – 4pm)
Materials Fee: $25
In this process-oriented workshop, students will learn new resin techniques such as
casting found objects and transforming them into tromp l’oeil artifacts; substrate surface design with texture, acrylic paint and water soluble crayons; and journal construction by deconstructing a hardback book. Three-dimensional objects shown in art sample are made from cast resin and are indicative of the types of pieces we will create and alter during the workshop. Techniques taught have many applications for mixed-media collage and assemblage work.
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Old hardback book to repurpose
Ball peen hammer
Steel bench block or small anvil
Disposable paint brushes various sizes
Hardware handle and knob
Plastic netted produce bag to repurpose (what your fruit or vegetables come in)
A couple of found objects that you wish to make molds and castings from. This can be old buttons, hardware, metal bits and bobs…items from your collection that you might be curious to use in this mold making and resin casting process. Please limit yourself to a couple of choices, as we have a lot to cover. Instructor will have some old locks and hardware to cast
Heat gun if you wish to reduce your wait time. Instructor will have some for class use.
Kit includes: ICE Resin, Tints, Cold Enameling Supplies, Molding Putty, waxed linen tread, copper sheet, inclusions such as glass glitter and charms, texture paste, paint
Kit fee: $25
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 16 years ago and never looked back. She’s the author of Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Forge, Fold and Form Metal Jewelry Designs and co-author of Explore, Create, Resinate Jewelry: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. She writes a column for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine called “The Mixed Media Metalsmith”. Her work has been widely published in national magazines. An enthusiastic instructor, Jen teaches more than techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic process to create work infused with imagery and storytelling.