If you love mosaics and are ready to tackle installations but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you! Taking on an architectural mosaic project can be a scary prospect! In this two day workshop, Cathleen Newsham, founder of Modern Mosaic Arts, will try to calm your nerves by showing you her tried and true techniques and sharing her experiences from 18 years of architectural mosaic creation.
This workshop should particularly benefit those who want to learn the skills needed to successfully bid on, fabricate and install any size architectural mosaic that will be construction grade. Architectural mosaics are a great way to grow your mosaic business and can be profitable if you go about it correctly. If you underbid a project, measure incorrectly, or choose the wrong materials it can be a nightmare! In this workshop, Cathleen Newsham, owner of Modern Mosaic Arts, Inc. will share her 18 years of experience in the mosaic business so you can sleep peacefully!
Half of this workshop will consist of a Keynote presentation that will feature Newsham’s architectural projects; she will share details about her bidding process, invoicing, client correspondence, design and approval phases, fabrication techniques and installation details. The other half of the workshop, (which will be interspersed with the Keynote prestation), students will be creating 4″x4″ test mosaics that will allow them to try the various fabrication techniques we will be discussing, (paper-faced, mesh, tile tape and direct method), enabling students to feel confident in their abilities before starting an architectural project of their own. Students will also receive a take home workbook detailing how to construct and write a bid, see examples of client correspondence and invoices, descriptions of materials, tools and supplies needed, (including their cost and where to purchase). Cathleen will also discuss how she finds clients and how you can market yourself to obtain your own architectural work. Questions are encouraged throughout the workshop but there will also be a 1/2 hour at the end of each day to discuss any project that students are currently working on and would like Newsham’s advice.
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Saturday November 11, 2017 from 10-5 & Sunday November 12, 2017 from 10-5
Cost: $400 plus a $10 supply fee
$25 discount for New England Mosaic Society members
Where: Pam Stratton Mosaics
16A Prospect Street Rockport, Ma 01966
To sign up contact me here
If you need assistance with lodging, please visit:www.innsofrockport.com