In this one day workshop you can work with Slate, smalti and marble. We will make a 8×8 mosaic in the direct method using thin set mortar as the adhesive. Learn how to use B cuts and larger pieces of smalti and stone to add interest to your work. Students will have the opportunity to see how to use the hammer and hardie to shape and texture larger pieces of smalti. Hammer and hardie are available to students with experience using these tools. Feel free to bring a special stone or object to add to your work. A large selection of smalti and marble are available as well as glass rods, pebbles and shells. I am now offering some fossils and minerals that you can purchase to enhance your designs. Beginners are welcome. Class is from 9:30 AM-5 PM in my Rockport, MA studio
Open Studio June 18th I am offering open studio time for students who have attended my workshops to come and work on their own projects. I will provide tools and adhesives and whatever guidance is needed. You are encouraged to bring your own mosaic materials if you have them. Bringing your creative spirit is required. Three person minimum, I am offering 2.5 hour time slots for $30. Hours are between 10-3PM in My Rockport, MA studio
Private by request.
If you plan to attend please contact me as space is limited. To sign up contact me here
Want to start using the hammer and hardie to expand your mosaic making potential? Learn about choosing the right hammer. Try out different weights to see what works for you. Learn the proper technique for working with both marble and smalti. If you already have a hammer, please bring it. 3 students max. $95 including use of tools and materials. 2.5 hours 10AM-12:30PM
In this one day workshop you will make a 6×6 mosaic in the direct method. Learn how to use B cuts and larger pieces of smalti and stone to add interest to your work. Students will have the opportunity to see how to use the hammer and hardie to shape and texture these larger pieces of smalti. We will focus on cutting and laying smalti following the rules for creating a good line. We will use thinset mortar and play with different ways to set smalti. A choice of simple patterns will be provided. Class is from 9:30AM-5PM In my Rockport MA Studio