Insect Encapsulation Workshop

Insect Encapsulation Workshop

Make your own scarab beetle jewel while learning an intro to acrylic resin work.

—Intro and Supplies—
12-12:20
Introduction of participants and workshop objective. All workshop materials will be supplied and distributed

Mixing and Pouring 1st Layer
12:20-12:40
Learn resin mixing techniques, pour layer 1, remove air bubbles, tips on positioning beetles

Heat Curing and Cooling
12:40-1:10
Get first layer into oven to cure 1st layer. Get out to cool. Discuss other methods of curing. Discuss the ancient Egyptians beliefs about the scarab beetle.

Pouring 2nd Layer
1:10-1:40
finishing layer, return to oven for heat curing and remove for cooling. Discuss other applications of resin working

De-molding
1:40-2:00
Learn technique of removing cured piece from mold. Allow for additional cooling and curing while admiring and discussing our completed work