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CANCELLED - Bento Box Monday, August 3, 9:00 AM and
Monday, August 3, 6:30 PM and
Tuesday, August 4, 9:00 AM
Seth Apter $360   
This workshop is 15 hours.

Student Level: All levels **
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media

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Hungry for creativity? Build your own Bento Box filled with art in this technique-heavy workshop. We will be making a series of small-sized projects, each of which will nest inside its own container - for example, tins, boxes, bags, etc. Each of these will in turn be placed and housed inside one larger box, creating a very special treasure chest. Techniques will include acrylic painting, collaging, book binding, hand stitching, mark making, heat embossing, mixed media layering, stamping, assemblage, and more. Your unique art pieces will include some combination of handmade books, paintings, collages, assemblages, scrolls, wraps, shrines, and more. We will also focus on surface altering techniques for your containers. Part of each day will revolve around focused and detailed demonstrations and instructions. Other periods will allow you to get into the zone without interruption. A significant amount of one-to-one creative mentoring will also be included during which time feedback will be provided. At workshops' end, we will take the time for a show-and-tell so you can see the work of your fellow attendees.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $5 includes:
  • Base material for individual projects (such as paper, fabric, book board, etc.), needles and thread, embossing powder and embossing ink, assorted mixed media mediums, rubber stamps to share.

Student should bring:

  • Fluid acrylic paints (small selection of assorted colors)
  • Black gesso
  • Brushes (my favorite are 1 inch or 1/2 inch chip brushes)
  • Water container
  • Paint palette
  • Dye Ink Pads (Distress are my favorite but any brand will work)
  • Scissors and/or craft knife/cutting mat
  • Adhesive for paper (such as matte medium, glue sticks, or white glue)
  • Adhesive for metal/wood (such as Liquid Fusion or E6000)
  • Craft sponges
  • Watercolor paper (about 4 - 9" x 12" sheets should be more than enough)
  • Favorite mark making tools (pens, markers, pencils, crayons, etc)
  • Paper towel/cloth and/or baby wipes
  • Box: Bring your own box of any material (metal or wood is preferred) to house your projects. Size can vary but close to 6x10x4 inches would work well. It can be open, with a hinged lid, or have a separate cover. It can have compartments or be one open space. Feel free to send me an image and measurement of your choice if you are unsure if it will work.
  • Containers: Bring a selection of small tins and boxes which will hold your creations and stack inside your larger box. Bring an assortment so you have a number to choose from as you make your projects.
  • Flotsam and Jetsam: Bring assorted material to personalize your projects. Think small in size and include at least a small selection in each of the following categories: collage material (ephemera, papers, photographs, etc.); fabric scraps and thread; beads; small embellishments (found objects, rusty bits, charms, bling, etc.); and commercial products (embellishments, stamps, washi tape, etc.).

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: shap97@gmail.com
Website: www.sethapter.com