Resin Workshop

Instructor Diane Brakeley
October 14,15 and 16
Fri |6-9pm| Sat |10-6pm| Sun |10-2pm|

Class Description

Ice Resin takes jewelry making into a whole new direction! This is a non-toxic liquid that hardens to a durable, crystal clear finish and was developed with jewelers in mind. Our three day weekend will provide ample time to explore the many ways that resin can be incorporated into your art. Friday night will begin with dessert, beverages and getting to know each other. We will also utilize this time to discuss the projects we will be making and be introduced to simple bezel pendants.

The weekend will progress into a resin-filled journey. Open back pendants will be explored with the use of washers and open frames. We will make several bezel free pendants which we will also learn how to finish utilizing bails, drilling and setting eyelets. Imagine the possibilities you will have when you learn to make resin paper- let your mind wander! After “mastering” the resin we will learn how to make our own bezels which opens up so many options in the jewelry world. You will never look at a bottle cap or a scrap piece of copper again without seeing a gorgeous creation!

Time to get fancy. We will create with the use of colorants and adding texture to really stamp our personality into our art. Although the weekend will be packed with new techniques and a whole lot of laughter we will make some time to work on an individual project of our choice. When Sunday comes to a close we will have a new skill that we can take home with us, along with new friendships, new energy and some wonderful hand made art!

A message from Diane

I was first introduced to Ice Resin resin in a class with Susan Lenart Kazmer of Objects and Elements (, the original marketer of Ice Resin. The class was great and I was hooked. I returned to Tucson this winter to take another class with Objects and Elements to learn more from the pros. I am so excited to be sharing all I’ve learned with my students.

I am always happiest when I’m traveling to learn new things. I have participated in a workshop taught by Marcy Tilton (Vogue Patterns) and Diane Ericson (ReVisions) in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ve also studied with Linda and Opie O’Brien (Burnt Offerings) in Atlantic City, NJ and with Susan Lenart Kazmer (Objects and Elements, author of Making Connections) in Tucson, AZ. I feel that learning in a totally new environment really opens up my creativity!

I feel a great need to balance my need to create, with my love of the old. Our disposable society throws away a lot of beautiful things. Whether it’s men’s neckties woven into a new seat for an old chair, or fashioning jewelry from found objects, I am an avid supporter of recycling. And my love of genealogy has inspired me to create accessories from family heirlooms.

My artwork can be found throughout the Portland area in various galleries and art fairs – including Artascope Studios, The Maine Historical Society, the Fresh Art Show in Cape Elizabeth, the Higgins Beach Show in Scarborough, and the SEA Holiday Show in Portland. I can also be found researching genealogy or teaching art workshops at Artascope Studios.


Registration is now open

Resin Workshop : $275
Your Art Escape includes:
– The weekend workshop
– A basic materials kit valued at $50 ( additional supplies available for purchase)
– A dessert and beverage reception on Friday evening
– Catered lunches on Saturday and Sunday

Refund Policy:

Spaces are limited. Students are required to notify Artascope Studios at least one month before the start of their class to receive a full refund. Contact us at (207) 799-5154 or toll free at 888-786-6556 with any questions about your Art Escape® experience. We are open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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Artascope Studios | 352 Cottage Road | South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799 5154 |