Altered Surface & Resin

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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer is an artist, silversmith and designer of 23 years. I studied at the art institute of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University. Diploma in hand I wondered what to do next. I wasn’t necessarily trained for a job and I quickly realized to be an artist that I needed a lot more experience under my belt to develop and interesting body of work. I have always loved adornment, any and all kinds of adornment and soon realized that what I really loved was the obscure study of sacred adornment. During art school I found that I frequented the Field Museum in Chicago. That was my old stomping grounds. I was a museum junkie and loved and was so inspired by artifacts and relics. I also did ethnographic repair in the Chicago area on West African beadwork and adornment. East Indian Naga jewelry and Thailand components and jewelry. My job was to repair or rebuild a historical piece of jewelry or fiber. I had the opportunity to witness up close the construction of ancient pieces, how pieces were built and what would last through time as a connections as well as witnessing Innovative use of materials and their significant meanings. Through a lot of travel and exploration I built my vocabulary of my own symbolism and Talismans through jewelry and adornment for the sake of building. I recently landed back in the fashion field where my work won an award during 2018 Milan fashion week Artistar event with Italian Vogue accessories. I have been in many markets including museum exhibits, education, American Craft Council and SNAG. My work is considered innovative and expressive. I build in culture, history and beauty into adornment.

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $75

In this hands on workshop learn this innovative new technique in jewelry to provide layers of wax and resin while imbedding symbolism, color and unique style. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to rub, blend, layer and sgraffito with wax, beeswax, iced enamels for gorgeous colors of stone, metal, glint and brilliance and set using a low heat.
Build and fill ready made industrial bezels and sheet metal with color and neutrals in layers to obtain an ancient look of an artifact.
Secondly, using a pre-made resin cast object as your base to create an altered object. Explore
surface techniques such as matte surface, layers of color rubs, and even paint to create color, design, texture on resin objects and metal.

Kit fee* - 20.00 includes copper disc, industrial bezel form, resin objects, ice resin, iced enamels, mica and all colors and wax to create layers.

Please bring - pliers-needle nose, chain nose, wire snips, small file,

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