If you want to have fun making art, this is the workshop for you. Beginning with a plain wood painting panel, by the end of the class it will be a colorful, dimensional shimmering, faux geode. You will be using clear resin and coloring it with a large variety of materials (acrylic paint, mica and metallic powders, pigment and alcohol inks, and glitter). In addition, you can enhance your design further by adding some crushed glass, colored shells, sand, mini beads and metallic foils to the panel. So many choices!!
Please come dressed for mess. We recommend leaving good clothing, shoes, jewelry, backpacks and handbags at home, as resin is both runny and sticky. Because the resin needs time to fully set up and dry, you will need to come back 2-4 days after class to pick up your geode.
Stacy Gates is an artist, craftsperson, arts educator. She is the owner of Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery and has been teaching art classes, camps and workshops in the area for nearly 20 years. As an artist, Stacy works in a variety of mediums as she is the most fascinated by color, texture and pattern. She is most passionate though about helping others find or rekindle their creativity through both art and working with their hands.