Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In this class at south east London's Paxton Centre you will create TWO pieces of colourful, shiny art using this medium known as 'liquid glass'.
Over two-and-a-half hours artist Unusual Girl will lead you through the utterly absorbing process of mixing, pigmenting and pouring resin. Watch in wonder as colours collide and your art emerges.
Making resin art is a fun, unpredictable creative activity with fantastic results even for beginners. It's also expensive, messy, needs quite a bit of kit and can be a little intimidating to start. Which is why Unusual Girl is here to give you the benefit of her years of experience and free reign to experiment!
For beginners the first work you create will be a chance to get to know the materials and explore the behaviours of different colours. The second piece will be an opportunity to build on your skills and try out more techniques.
What you'll get:
Materials and guidance to create two 20x20cm pieces of resin art.
Introduction to the preparation of resin and surfaces ready for pouring.
Demonstration of different pouring techniques such as dirty pour, flip cup and swipe.
A truly relaxing Sunday morning ;-)
All materials, including aprons and gloves, will be provided but please dress for mess from top to toe.
Note: this class is suitable both for beginners and those who have previously attended a resin workshop. The latter can skip the demo if they're confident and get pouring! They may also bring their own item they want to cover in resin, e.g tray, chopping board, existing artwork, if they prefer.
Artworks will be ready to collect from the Paxton Centre from Tuesday onwards. This is because resin is liquid when you pour it and takes about a day to harden ('cure').