Introduction to Resin Art Class

Introduction to Resin Art Class

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Vancouver Visual Art Foundation's art class series presents monthly art classes by professional art instructors.

About this event

The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation invites you to get creative with our art classes. We feature talented artists from our incredible Art Vancouver team to teach their skills and passions.

Introduction to Resin Art

Join an in-person workshop that combines old and new techniques to create handmade mixed media art. You'll learn how to lay down images, apply spray paint, incorporate different materials, and learn not to be afraid of a torch.

We will go over materials, techniques, and safety precautions. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to try out everything you've learned in a hands-on session with plenty of time to experiment.

This mixed media workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.

LOCATION: Coquitlam (Address is provided in the confirmation email)

DATE: January 22, 2022

TIME: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (with a 30min lunch break - please bring your own lunch)

MATERIALS:

The following materials will be provided on-site.

  • Custom 12 x 12 wood panel
  • Photoshopped image
  • Acrylic paint
  • Gloves
  • Disposable paint brushes
  • Plastic cups
  • Modge podge glue
  • Vintage newspapers
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Stencils
  • Exacto blades
  • Tracing paper
  • White paper
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Medium
  • Torch and Butane
  • Plastic Spreading tools for Resin
  • Resin
  • Hot Glue

If you would like your own colours or medium, materials can be purchased at Opus.

Students are recommended to plan a composition and bring materials related to it such as beads, rhinestones, personal items. Please do not bring large items or plants.

**Note: if you have long hair please tie it up in a bun and be sure to wear painting clothes.

About the Instructor:

Freakshow is the moniker of filmmaker and Street Pop artist Kevin O'Quinn.

He begins the creative process by preparing his surface with multiple layers of vintage magazine paper in order to define the edges and delineate the background planes of color. He then alternates layers of paint and vintage paper ephemera, sanding away portions of the layers as he works, revealing the desired portions of under painting with the overall intention to provide the viewer with a muted window into the pieces past.

Freakshow's art depicts subversive & nostalgic plays on icons of the past and present, using a wide range of techniques and mediums including vintage collage, acrylic and aerosol paint, diamond dust and resin.

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