Price $160.00 $25.00 materials fee.
I offer a convenient one day workshop in which you actually get to complete a project. All information provided in class about adhesives,substrates and materials is printed in a packet for you to take home so note taking is not needed. All your time is spent working on your mosaic. Below the video are typical formats presented in my classes I also do special workshops on occasion. Look to the right and click on the link to see upcoming format and class dates.
Workshops are geared for beginner and intermediate mosaic artists or anyone who wants to explore your creativity in our beautiful Rockport MA. studio creating mosaic art with friends. Many wonderful Inns are within walking distance.
For those who would like to learn to work with or continue to explore and play with this fabulous material. 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 cutting smalti using nippers to create a vibrant, colorful mosaic. Use of the hammer and hardie will be demonstrated and are available for those skilled in their use. Beginners are welcome to try. Learn to work with B cuts and Pizzas. We will make a 6 x 6 ungrouted mosaic using the direct method. All materials, and choice of designs will be provided if you do not have a plan of your own to allow you to use your newly acquired techniques and skills.
We will discuss the four elements of mosaics: the tessera, adhesives, substrates, and grout. Bring with you a 8″ by 8″ drawing that you would like to create in mosaic. Some designs will be available if you do not have a plan of your own. I will provide colored vitreous glass, ceramic tiles, and stone. You may incorporate materials of your own, for example: broken pottery, beach glass, shells, minerals or other personal treasures. A few guidelines to keep in mind: The pieces that are easiest to use are smooth, shiny and flat. Pieces that are about ½ inch or larger are good. The pieces should be about the same thickness (if you need the surface to be flat.) If you are making a piece of art for display, the pieces you use can be more three dimensional (i.e., stick up from the surface), although the grouting can be more challenging.
Grouting dates to be determined by class.
Classes are Limited to 8 people.
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