After extensive consideration, inner torment and much over-thinking I have concluded that I won’t be holding resin workshops. I totally understand your excitement to work with resin, believe you me!, but unfortunately some people may have an allergic reaction to using resin and I do not want to take on this risk with my beloved Resinating family.
Resin is a glorious medium to work with but it does need to be fully respected.
If you are keen on doing a resin class there are quite a few being held around Australia, including Perth, with more seemingly to pop up daily. I am concerned about some of the information being put out there by new resin artists so here are some things to look out for when booking a class:
- That appropriate P.P.E is provided and used. P.P.E is Personal Protective Equipment and should ALWAYS include – a respirator (fume and vapour mask), glasses/goggles, nitrile gloves, and an apron. You can then also tie your hair back (trust me resin is the WORST in hair!!) and wear fitted long sleeves if you wish – make sure they’re not baggy sleeves as they will drag in the resin. EVERY time you are working with resin you should be appropriately protected. Resin art is not glamorous lol!
- That the resin artist is insured and that the insurance covers you attending a workshop.
- That a quality resin is used.
- That the room is well ventilated and has access to running water.
- That no food or drink is consumed during the class.
Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions before booking. Don’t risk your health and your artwork with taking shortcuts. Use an artist that has been working with resin for a long time as it is a unique medium and the artist needs to be knowledgeable, not a fly by night pop up job.
REMEMBER I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have with regards to working with resin. I will always try my best to point you in the right direction. It is a wonderful medium to create with but does need to be respected.
I hope this helps, Marina x