Choose to work on a smalti or mixed media mosaic.
If you want to play with Smalti! Several Smalti designs are available for you to use in class or you can bring your own design. It must be simple. I am creating some new shapes to allow for more abstract freedom in learning to work with andamento in your smalti explorations. All materials are provided, just bring your creative spirit. To sign up contact me here
Price $160 $25.00 materials fee
For those who would like to learn to work with or continue to explore and play with this fabulous material. Smalti is the beautifully colored glass seen in the mosaics of the great cathedrals throughout the world. Smalti is hand cut from a large slab or pizza of glass. Its riven edge is used as the surface giving the mosaic a sparkling, reflective quality. The class will focus on the fundamentals of working with Smalti to create a vibrant, colorful mosaic. Learn to break pizzas, chop and chip B-cuts to add interest to your mosaic.The studio has a large selection of colors and materials to chose from. Use of the hammer and hardie will be demonstrated and are available to use for experienced students.
You can use a variety of materials: vitreous glass, stones, found objects you have collected, pottery, minerals, marble or ceramic porcelain tile to make your un-grouted mosaic.