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Resin Art Workshops

Updated: 6 days ago

For anyone interested in learning to create with epoxy resin, or that has before but would like to create something new & different, or would like to join with a few others while creating, I do teach in-person workshops.   


I have over 8 years experience creating with pigmented resin art, and I have been teaching resin art workshops for 6 years in Airdrie, Ab. I previously owned a resin art supply business (ArtWorks Resin Canada), for over 5 years, where I sold several brands of epoxy resins, with over 10 types of resins (topcoating & casting resins, developed for a wide array of projects), plus I carried over 800 colourants (mica powders, epoxy pigment pastes, transparent resin tints, liquid pigments), glitter (regular & glass glitter), mica & iridescent flakes, gemstones, lots of accessories and much more. I closed the supply business last year, as it was a lot for one person, and I have gratefully returned to my love of just creating art, along with teaching workshops.


Besides resin art classes, we have also previously ran the occasional alcohol ink workshops. More workshops being considered are listed below the currently scheduled classes.


All of my workshops are hosted at MukLuk Magpies Stained Glass Emporium, in Airdrie, Ab. If you are interested in any of the resin workshops, Please go to Mukluks website, then on their menu bar, click the Workshops tab, then scroll down to see more information about each class that has been scheduled , plus more classes they offer in their studio.

Here is the direct link:


To register for a class, contact Mukluk Magpies store (during their store hours shown on their website), at 403-948-0691.

Mukluk Magpies studio is located at:

103, 2966 Main St. SE, Airdrie, AB.


In the resin art workshops, you will learn how to create with pigmented epoxy resin, and then create your own unique pieces to either gift, or use for your own home.


Please NOTE: Epoxy resin takes hours to dry, and pieces will not be ready to go home until after 12 noon, the next business day. No experience is required.

Also note this art form can be very messy, so dress accordingly with clothing that won’t dangle into or touch creations, long pants and closed toed shoes. You are welcome to bring an apron to wear as well. Epoxy is not removable from clothes. Also, if you have pets, you might want to use a lint roller prior to class, to remove any pet hair, or fuzz that could fall off & land in your creations.


Upcoming Resin Workshops & Dates:


Resin and Crushed Glass wall art workshop:

Get your creative juices going with this fun class using resin & crushed glass or crushed acrylic glass! Choose between a wave project or a stylized heart, in a wood framed plexi panel. Michele Donohue, will guide you through the process . All supplies included (if you’d like to add something personal like small seashells from your travels, bring it along, we can see if it can be included. Please Understand, depending on item, not all items can be added in one resin session ).



DATES OFFERED:


Wednesday, Mar 6th 1-3


Wednesday, Mar 6th 6-8





Resin Charcuterie Cheeseboard Server workshop:

Wow your friends & family with your creativity in this functional art resin class. Michele Donohue will guide you through the process in just a few hours to learn how to create a unique resin art charcuterie serving board. Style of board used in class depends on product availability at time of class. This class we will be using solid Canadian maple paddle boards, that measure 20"l x 10"w x 3/4"d.


DATES OFFERED:

Saturday, Feb 24th 10-12

Saturday, Feb 24th 1-3

Saturday, Mar 23rd 10-12

Saturday, Mar 23rd 1-3



 

***** Potential Future Workshops being considered....

For the following potential workshops, the dates are not yet announced, however here are a few resin classes to watch for coming up.


Potential, Extra-Large Tray Resin Art Class


This xLg 21” (53.3cm) diameter serving tray was created as a sample for a new resin art workshop. In this workshop, you can create one of these large trays, in any variety of colours to match your home decor.

The large trays that are currently available to choose from for this workshop, are shown in photo below (dimensions & colours available). I have crossed out the silver tray that was used in this example piece .

Workshop dates & costs not yet available, but will update once we have dates figured out.

As part of the cost, Michele Donohue will be adding a 2nd topcoat layer of durable countertop epoxy resin, so these trays will need an additional 2-3 days after class, before they can be picked up. We will let you know at class time.






Potential, Abstract Floral Alcohol Ink Workshop


In this class, we will make a few abstract floral art pieces using alcohol inks. More details to be added soon. These example pieces I created back in March 2018.

Alcohol inks are a fun and expressive medium to explore! This class is a beginner class. All supplies are included! Note: We do use isopropyl alcohol while creating with the inks, so if you have sensitivity to alcohol please be aware.




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Potential, Ocean Vibe & Seashell Casting Resin Workshop


In this class, instructed by Michele Donohue, we will be casting pieces with ocean vibes, using tinted casting resin with transparent tints, and adding a selection of of available seashells, pebbles, &/or crushed mother of Pearl crushed shells, and I'll bring along a few of my resin casted turtles for each person as well. These can make great gifts for your water loving friends, house warming gifts, or pieces for your own home. A small pyramid (2 3/4"h), along with 4 round coasters. If you have small special seashells or pebbles you'd like to include, bring them along, and "if" they're small enough we can try to incorporate them.





Potential, Gemstone Resin Casting Workshop


Do you love gemstones or have a friend who does? In this resin casting class, there will be a variety of gemstones options, to cast amongst other options, such as crushed glass, glass glitter, foil flakes, or iridescent flakes. Instructor Michele Donohue, will try to bring a variety of the smaller gemstones that can fit.

Photo below shows genuine gemstones (Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Green Jasper, Tigers Eye, Hematite, Blue Quartz, Aqua Marine). If these types of gemstones are still available at class date, I will bring all these, plus I do have other options I will bring as well.

These can make such lovely gifts for weddings, birthdays, house warming gifts, or pieces for your friends, family or decor for your own home. Each person can make either A small pyramid (2 3/4"h), or a small ring holder, along with 4 round coasters. If you have small special gemstones, small crystals or small jewelry pieces (like a small costume jewelry broach) you'd like to include, bring them along, and "if" they're small enough, we can try to incorporate them.




Potential, Orgonite resin casting workshop.

In this class Michele Donohue will teach you how to make basic Orgonite pyramids (made with a minimum of 50% metal to resin ratio, and a quartz crystal). All supplies included. We will make a small, (roughly 3"h) pyramid, plus you will have extra resin to use for option to make more small orgonite pyramids (2", 1"), or we will have a variety of other mold shapes, you can choose from, to make Orgonite castings in as well. Other types of molds I can bring are, candle holder molds, mini turtle, snail, budha, dragonfly, skull molds, ladybug, mini heart molds, and many more. If we do book this class, I will likely check ahead with those who sign up, as to which molds to bring, as I can not bring all of the ones I have.


We keep the mold sizes smaller for workshops, so that the resin does not overheat from pouring too deeply in one layer. Michele will explain further details about overheating resins, in the workshop.






 





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If you have an interest in any other types of resin workshops, send me a message via the contact page on this website with details, and I'll advise if we can work it into our schedule with Mukluk Magpies studio. Mukluks sometimes keeps a list of which other workshops people are interested in attending, so when there's enough interest, they will book a date.



If you'd like to have a private group class with between 4 - 8 people, contact Mukluks to see if it can be scheduled into their available dates.



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Workshop projects we've done in the past, that we may add again in future....


Some of the other workshops we have done in the past several years, are shown below. Please let Mukluks know if any of our previous classes might be of interest, & they can add you to a list.


We have done several Resin Geode Agate inspired wall art workshops, over the past 5 years, let us know if interested.



We have also done many Resin Ocean Beach Wave theme wall art workshops over the past 6 years, let us know if interested.

The resin beach waves are known to be tricky to create with lacing (cells), & can often take a lot of practice. Though I can't guarantee you will create exactly what you want, I do help demystify & guide you through the process to achieving the wave lacing effect on hardwood panels.















In this workshop from about 5 years back,we used glass as the substrate for the beach wave class.





Last year, we did run a few Resin & Alcohol Ink Floral Bloom coaster workshops.




The Resin Bowl Sculpture workshops we've done, requires doing both a morning, and an afternoon workshop session in the same day. Due to the timing of the resin & sculpting the shape at just the right time.




We also did several Resin Tray Table Workshops over the years . These trays are 17" diameter, and the table height is about 21"h.




In this workshop we created resin art on round silver serving trays .



Several years back we did Resin Northern Lights wall art workshops.




Last year we ran a few Learn to use casting resin workshops, where everyone could choose from a variety of miscellaneous molds.


In this workshop from 2020, we created some beautiful Gemstone & Resin Art charcuterie servers .




Back in 2019, We ran a few workshops creating beautiful ornaments using alcohol inks. Examples in this photo are some I created in 2017.




Thank you for your interest in Workshops. Please feel free to message me, via website contact page, if you have any questions.


Cheers,

Michele Donohue


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