Thank you for finding my site and wishing to learn/view more on the workshops I provide with the amazing medium of resin. I must add a word of caution to all - be prepared to fall in love, as resin is very addictive.
About myself - Jennifer Cruden. Being a full-time artist, painting with both oils and resin. Having taught oil painting classes for many years and with resin for over four years, loving passing on information learned over the years to all who attend workshops.
Take note... I am still receiving phone calls/emails asking dates, times, price, etc. Everything you wish to know on resin workshops is shown on this page. Please read through. If a future date is not shown, sign up for newsletter and you will be updated. Thank you.
Many of those who have attended are now producing their own resin art in either paintings, or homeware, and are attending markets etc selling the items they are producing with resin.
View details of sessions & cancellation policy.... here.
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Please take note: On a workshop day, I do not take/answer texts. Best to phone. No answer? Then hang up and ring again for me to answer - do not leave messages. Btw, we do not stop for lunch.
Selection of world-class resins. From jewellery/art/design and deep casting.Non-toxic, two-component polymer resin that produces an optically clear, high gloss finish.
Brand new on market March 2021 - Crackle Paste. This is an exciting new product just arrived. Can be applied up to 50mm in depth. Coloured with acrylics.
Sun/Mon 15 and 16 August - "Everything you need to know for using Oils" - Papakura
Sun/Mon 22 & 23 August - " Oil Painting "NZ Mountain/Mist/Lake " - Papakura
Sat 28 August + 29 - " Complete Introductory to Resin " - Browns Bay
View full details of sessions further down page.
Book by sending message for which session you would like to attend.
Payment details will then be forwarded to you.
You will absolutely love these resin workshops. Your finished piece of artwork will be a one-off special item which you will be proud to show to family and friends. You will find resin art to be extremely addictive, and will 'just want more'. Items are to be collected the next day as require time to dry (or by arrangement).
Safety - The resin we will use is a quality resin (Mastercast) specifically made for art. It has no smell;, no VOCs, high UV resistance and clear coat approved for food placement. All Art materials are supplied as well as protective covering. When we use fine powders and/or heat the resin, we need to be careful with our health, therefore a mask will be provided to attendees which must be worn (not cotton).
View beautful items which have been made using the resins we import and use here. Get inspiration and be inspired. It is up to you what you wish to do with resin to take you on your onward journey with this incredible resin medium. Visit and enjoy images (choose Gallery tab, then select back button at top left of browser window to return here).
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<< SESSIONS >>
For those wishing to fully learn.
Sat 28 August - Browns Bay
10.00 am to approx +/- 2.00pm
as well as the next morn 9.30 am approx 1 hr
$235.00 Wall Art round 50cm (approx)
This session is particularly designed for those who wish to learn everything on resin that is needed in order to be able to continue at home with an incredible product. Note: also the next morning as above. Full explanations on various resins, items to purchase which you will require for using resin, mixing, different colours, pigments, pastes, tints, etc. How to use - and so much more.
Choose from many colours (including micas), as well as glitters, metallic powders and tints. This is the session if you wish to understand resin for future use. Artwork needs 12 hours to dry and several ldays to harden.
Read details of resin workshops below.
Definitely an entertaining and fun session. Bring your own - in addition, may choose mine.
To be confirmed
3.00 pm to approx +/- 6.00 pm
as well as the next morning 10.00 am approx 1 hr
$115.00 For those wishing to learn to make your own items to have as gifts or sell. Have a fabulous time with moulds.
Note: Bring your own resin - this must be the resin we use in sessions, Totalcast or Mastercast, both acceptable. Add golds, silvers, glitters, foil, buttons, etc. Bring whatever you wish (not high/chunky tho). Large selection of inclusions, as well as colours and glitters available also for you too use. Choose from a selection of my moulds in addition please bring or purchase your own. If do not have resin then may order, as well as moulds, from the following -www.resinandmore.co.nz. All able to be delivered to venue ready for you.
If you would like to have very high-quality thick hand-made moulds which will last and which I use, see my shop tab at top (disc offered) - as per image shown above.
Only the resin I use in resin sessions to be used - as per above.
Read details of resin workshops below.
Two totally separate sessions offered.
Sund/Mond 15 & 16 August
+ Sun/Mond 22 & 23 August
9.00 am to approx +/- 5.00pm
1. Everything you need to know for using oils.
2. Oil Painting of Bush / Mountains / Mist
>>> See Oil Painting page for full info.
Note: These are two totally different workshops - one for total beginners or self-taught. The other very large mountain/mist/lake image. More info on Oil Painting page, link above.
Step-by-step processes on both Oils/brushes etc will need to be brought along, a materials list will be provided to you upon registration.
Some colours/materials will be provided in both sessions.
I do not believe in spending money if do not have to (28"/71cm canvas is supplied for mountain workshop).
We will be mixing paints to produce other colours.
To book and read more see -
Oil Painting page.
On the day should you wish to purchase any pigments or resins, you will receive a special discount for these.
Details of resin workshops
Duration of approximately +/- 4 hours. It is extremely difficult to locate premises where resin is able to be left overnight, therefore at the present time, these are held mostly on Saturdays with an occasional mid-week or Friday offered. All resin, pigments, pastes, micas, metallic powders, glitters, plus substrate are provided.
The 'Full Introductory' resin session - This is for those who wish to learn the ins and outs of resin in order to continue their adventure in resin at home. All you will need to know is explained in this one day session ie mixing, colours, various tools, substrates available, techniques, PEP. You will be confident to continue using resin. Pigments/Powders/Pastes /Resin and glitters are able to be supplied for purchase - these are imported directly from highly respected resin and pigment manufacturers overseas. A discount will be provided to be used either on the day or at a future date. Now one of the main suppliers in NZ of these - see shop page for more details.
'Other' resin sessions - If you do not wish to learn the intricacies and ins and outs fully of resin, and would just like to take a session to 'have a go' and to complete an item, then these resin workshops may just be for you (these do not provide the amount of information as provided in the 'full introductory' session.) All colours (pastes, powders, metallics) and glitters will be available for you to use.
Safety equipment - is supplied and the mask (not a light cloth one) must be worn when undertaking resin, especially if dealing with very fine powders/micas or if heating resin. If unable to wear mask provided, then you will be unable to attend. No refund will be given if not wishing to wear on the day.
Note: you may bring your own mask so long as it is one for fine dust and prevention of smells, ie an N95 is ideal.
Drying time - Resin takes a minimum of 24 to 48 hours to cure (dependant upon resin used). Collection of article is the next day or by arrangement. Resin is a type of plastic please be careful as may be prone to scratches - hardens over several weeks .
As mentioned, the resin we use is a quality resin for art and a lot safer than others on the market, however, as all resin has a chemical structure and as we will be mixing in paint/pigments and using heat, it therefore is not advised for women who are pregnant or those who may suffer from asthma or have other allergies to items.
All attendees do need to be 16 years and over.
In various sessions (explained above) you will ...
Learn how to use resin pigment powders and pastes in resin. Also tints, inks and beautiful pearlescent and metallic powders plus mica pigments and glitters. You select your own colours.
Understand various applications and other surfaces able to use for resin.
Artwork may be collected the following morning or afternoon (depending on session - or as arranged) it will be fluid and needs to dry overnight.
It will take 24 hours to dry and over 5 weeks to cure/harden.
Look after your resin item. Can clean with damp rag and water, or polish with good polish (not spray type).
What to bring - lots of big smiles and ...
To prevent resin possibly getting on your arms, I advise an old shirt with long sleeves which closes/does up at wrist is worn.
Do not wear fluffy jerseys etc as bits may drop into resin and if long hair then best to have tied back. Comfortable shoes as will be standing.
Bring - Your own cup/mug, as more hygienic. Also Phone/Camera as timer/photos (cover with Gladwrap/bag to protect from resin) - or bring kitchen timer. Masking tape wider best but not necessary (best is the orange coloured wide tape - 2dlr shops have), or either green or blue painters tape), scissors.
Also, your own hairdryer, as will find easier to userather than mine .
Although not undertaken by many, I do pre-coat some of the items we will be using. As I do this for my own professional work I wish to provide a better service to all attendees by spending that little bit of extra time to undertake this for those who attend.
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Being confident all will enjoy these workshops,
a 100% satisfaction guarantee is offered.
Please read the cancellation policy above and on About page.