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Workshop: Epoxy Resin Techniques with Melissa Newcomb
January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melissa Newcomb will teach an introductory level workshop on Epoxy Resin techniques on Saturday, January 25, from 1-4 pm. Participants will learn the basic methods to turn any surface into a stunning, recreatable, functional art piece. The process is relevant for those looking to remodel countertops or to do small crafting or DIY projects.
Newcomb, who has chosen coasters as the introductory project notes: “Learning on coasters allows you to test the waters on a smaller scale, while still applying these fun techniques.” She notes that the epoxy resin to be used is certified food safe, with zero volatile organic compounds, and once fully cured, is 500 degree heat safe.
A passionate epoxy enthusiast, Newcomb will teach several techniques to create visually mesmerizing pieces as well as advanced color techniques and patterns. The medium allows for creation of unique pieces that reflect the creators’ personality and taste. “You’ll have a great time and be able to get these amazing results even if you have never worked with epoxy before,” says Newcomb. “And your coasters will last many years!”
Newcomb enjoys woodworking, crafting and a wide variety of DIY projects. Learn more about her many projects at multicraftmom.com. A stay-at-home mother of four, she started the website to share her efforts and hopes to inspire others to try new things. “Parents should be encouraged to explore their own interests, not just those of their children. Your children will learn through your growth and experiences, your trials and your errors.”
The workshop is intended for adults. Fee is $20/person, and includes all materials; space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to wear a work apron or old clothing, and to bring a face mask to wear.
To participate, please preregister with Alison Brennan at (207) 454-8822 or email@example.com.
The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC workshops are partially funded by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Handcrafts Grant; a sliding scale for fees is available by request