Acrylic & Resin
About This Medium
As an art medium, Acrylic and Resin has a strong visual impact, and it's very durable.
Most painters working in resin use it to cover a completed painting with a glass-like finish. However, our instructor, Francisco Castro Lostalo, uses an entirely different approach, mixing acrylic paint into the resin to bring color right to the surface of each painting.
Francisco is very skilled in this medium, and he uses it for many different effects. He has developed many of his own techniques, so that his finished paintings really "stand out from the crowd" of resin work by other artists.
Francisco teaches many of his techniques in this course.
You'll learn the basics of working with this medium, including
how long you can work with the resin before it cures
how to ensure it cures completely
how to add color and multimedia elements.
You'll also learn to use the resin in various ways, such as textures, paths, overlays, braids, mosaics and engraving.
Progression to intermediate and advanced levels in this medium is based on developing skill and confidence in its use, with Francisco's guidance, so that you'll be able to complete more complex and/or larger paintings while the resin remains workable.
Since our epoxy resin is odorless and non-toxic, you don't need a special mask when you're working with it. It also contains UV protection against fading and additional protection against yellowing, making it even more durable.
What's Included in the Price?
The cost of materials and supplies is the biggest factor in the higher cost of this course relative to our other painting courses. However, the results you achieve can be really exciting!
We provide everything you'll need for completing your course, including acrylic paint, resin, mixing tools and containers, brushes, hardboard for practicing techniques as you learn them, canvasses and/or painting panels, various materials to create mixed media effects, cleaning supplies, gloves and an apron for you to wear during classes. Although masks are not necessary, we do provide disposable masks for students who prefer to wear them.
You can choose either to stay with us or to arrange other accommodation off-site. The prices set out below for our one-week and two-week courses include:
A course component, based on the course medium and the number of class hours scheduled for the course.
An accommodation component, covering a 7-night stay for each week of the course, in either a shared or private Standard Room with air conditioning and a private bathroom with shower. The accommodation component covers all of our guest amenities, including a full daily breakfast.
If you have off-site accommodation, you'll pay us only the "Course Cost" amount.
10% discounts are available for students registering together, or for continuing and returning students.
Prices shown for our Weekly Classes don't include accommodation.
(2 hours/day x 5 days)
COURSE COST: $370
Course plus Shared Room: $560
Course plus Private Room: $710
(2 hours/day x 10 days)
COURSE COST: $715
Course plus Shared Room: $1090
Course plus Private Room: $1385
Each 2-hour Class $74