Mosaic Workshops and Events
Every year, we bring in approximately four to six visiting artists to run unique workshops.
Magnificent Millefiori Mirror Workshop with Amy Marks
Sundays, Feb 23 and March 1, 2020 $300
In this class you will design “jewelry for your walls” by creating a mosaic around your mirror (10 inch by 10 inch finished mirror). You’ll create intricate and simple patterns using the richness of millefiori and glass. You can create a retro look by using checkerboard or diamond patterns or a Renaissance effect by using lots of gold and jewels. No grouting necessary.
This workshop was inspired by the work of Laurel Skye. This is a great class for beginning mosaic artists who may not want to cut tile, but want to play with patterns and color. Open to students at all levels
This class runs on 2 consecutive Sundays (Feb 23th and March 1, 2020) from 9:30 to 4:30 pm.
Picassiette Portraiture Class with Gila Rayberg
May 1, 2 & 3, 2020 (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday) $435
To learn more about Gila, click here
Back by popular demand! Learn the fine art of breaking dishes and other found objects to create your own unique mosaic portrait. In this workshop you will create a mosaic portrait (animal or human) of your own choosing. Emphasis will be on picassiette, using dishes and pottery to develop texture and pattern within your work. By the end of the workshop, with plenty of hands on practice under my guidance, you will have gained a good understanding of the process of choosing of a subject, transferring a design, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating texture, and much more.
Alice by Carla, done in Gila's class in Oct 2018.
Design, Composition, and Build with Deb Aldo
March 14 & 15, 2020 with March 16 as an added day
$380 for two day. $450 for three day class
To learn more about Deb, click here.
In this class you will explore how to create a variety of composition styles using pebble, stone, and up-cycled materials. This is a great time to take stock of all the "goodies" (rocks, shells, trinkets) you have collected over the years and think about how they could be used in a mosaic.
Deb will review composition styles such as repetition, massing, radial, linear. You will learn the difference between abstract and illustrative work. This class will be 1/3 lecture, 2/3 hands on with individual attention.
On day 1 and 2 you will create two small mosaics using examples provided by Deb with your own interpretation to allow you to develop your own style. Focus is on materials as textural interest and the use of dimension to create focal points. We will analyze various composition styles and then work on exercises to clarify this. The small exercises will focus on interstice (the space between tesserae) and material combinations as a design element, as well as how the surface can affect the way light hits the material to create effects. You will make multiple simple drawing exercises as well as mosaics.
On day 3 (optional) you will plan and start a mosaic using design techniques learned the previous two days. I will provide some samples as a starting point.
Instruction includes the use of thin-set as adhesive and texture. Mosaics will not be grouted, we will work in the traditional Italian setting techniques.