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Art Adventure at Shake Rag Alley 
A Mixed Media Art Retreat!  
Thur–Sun, August 24–27, 2017

Immerse yourself in art making at Art Adventure. 

Four days of workshops in collage, assemblage, mixed media jewelry and fiber arts, altered books, cement/mosaic, and more. All skill levels welcome!

Connect with other art adventurers, explore the charming art community of Mineral Point and experience the magic of Shake Rag Alley, "the place that inspires creativity."

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ArtAdventure Retreat

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17C249A - UV Resin, Epoxy and Polymer for the Mixed Media Enthusiast

August 25-26, 2017
Friday-Saturday, 9am-4pm
Jill Erickson

17C249A - UV Resin, Epoxy and Polymer for the Mixed Media Enthusiast

Whether you’re a paper crafter, jewelry-maker, book arts aficianado or other creative tinkerer, you’ll find plenty of applications for the unique properties of UV resin, epoxy modeling compound, and polymer. During this 2-day workshop, students learn how to prepare paper ephemera (think vintage cigar bands, postage stamps, match book covers, origami paper, etc.) for a crystal clear coating of UV-curing resin. Building on that skill, students will mix 2-part epoxy compound and embed images under flat or glass domes to construct a bezel charm or pendant. Designs are embellished (or not!) with ball chain and beads for added texture and color. Next up is a slick direct transfer technique (no decals!) with black-and-white photocopies and polymer clay. Students utilize high contrast photocopies of their own artwork, clip art, or photographs. Unlike traditional transfer methods, this process yields a crisp, smudge-free image. Color is optionally added with color pencils or alcohol inks.

This workshop provides students with ample hands-on time and individual attention to become comfortable with each medium. Finally, the instructor presents samples that demonstrate how these economical media can be applied to different projects.

Materials fee includes: Metal bezels, glass domes, pinback findings, ball chain, world coins, Apoxie Sculpt modeling compound, wooden picks, Nitrile gloves, beads, polymer clay, liquid polymer clay. Students will have the use of Jill’s tools and supplies during the workshop including: UV-curing lamps, UV resin, paper sealant, templates, paint brushes, wet wipes, ceramic tiles, image transfer agent, burnishers, parchment paper, texture stamps, colored pencils, clay cutters, and more.

Level: Beginner and above

Student Supply List:
Please bring: Readers, scissors, fine-tip Sharpie, paper ephemera and black-and-white photocopies (not ink jet) approximately 1 in. x 1 in.

Tuition $205
Materials Fee $20

Jill L. Erickson makes studio jewelry, is a freelance writer/editor, and has over twenty years of experience teaching art classes to students of all ages. She earned her MA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing and uses those disciplines as a foundation for her 3-D wearable art jewelry. Jill incorporates found objects and various media in her pieces -- natural history and story-telling are recurring themes in her work. Jill is a former associate editor with Art Jewelry magazine.

This workshop is part of ArtAdventure. Look for more info in the Events Panel on the right.

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