Creating with Epoxy takes students through the many uses of Epoxy, working hands-on in class with various brands and project scenarios.
We’re surrounded by plastic nowadays. A part of the mission of Mill Hollow Works is to reduce the use of short-lived disposable plastic. But what if you could use a type of plastic as a tool? A small quantity of a high-quality family of plastics that can allow you to make things you might not otherwise be able to make, out of materials that you might not be able to use. Plastic to help you create, instead of plastic to replace creativity.
Epoxy is that plastic. Unlike more common thermoplastics that are created as inexpensive beads in one factory and then melted & molded into the shapes of TVs, packaging, cars, etc. in another factory – epoxy is a “thermosetting polymer”. That means it comes to you as a liquid, ranging from perfectly clear and as thin as water, to a cement-like paste. The polymers don’t begin to cross-link and turn to plastic until it is mixed with a hardener – and then you have a certain amount of time to color it, thicken it, pour it, spread it, mold it, fill with it, coat with it, or use it to bond other materials together.
In this new one-day class, we will look at the range of epoxies available to you, and how to best use them efficiently, safely, and creatively. Instead of learning one use of epoxy within the study of a particular craft, this will be an overview of the tool of plastics!
In class elements include:
- Differences in type and brand of epoxy
- Mixing and working with product
- Using epoxy as a bonding tool
- Filling imperfections
- How to turn imperfections into features
This course takes place June 19, 10-5pm at our workshop The Craft School located at 149 Hurricane Road in West Keene. All tools and supplies are provided. $100