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Contemporary Glass Mosaics


About Instructor

This is the Smithsonian spring 2021 offering, sign ups begin early February. Price tbd, will post as soon as we know!

Students of all skill levels find inspiration in both the ancient art of mosaics and the form’s international modern-day movement as they are guided through the process of creating a contemporary glass mosaic.

Instructor will guide students to master cutting techniques and embrace classical mosaic sensibilities, including the concept of andamento (the equalivant of the painter’s brushstroke in mosaic). Each week instructor will discuss some aspect of mosaic fabrication techniques, and feature works of a different well-known contemporary mosaic artists.

If you are new to mosaics, the purchase of instructor designed kit is required.

Experienced and returning students may provide their own materials and design if they prefer.  Note we are stressing the use of glass tiles or stained glass in the workshop.  The instructor designed kits are available in four different patterns. Students are directed to resource for kit purchase, along with supplemental materials and tools on the downloadable supply list.

Prerequisite: an open mind! No experience necessary.

We encourage you to become a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Associated Program, benefits include:

  • Members-Only Ticket Priority before programs go on sale to the public
  • Eligibility to purchase one ticket per program at the discounted member price (savings up to 35%)

Membership pays for itself with the 35% discount!! Members are given priority notice of workshop sign up start dates.

Start On April 13, 2021
Duration 6 weeks
Level Any
Tuesdays evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
via ZOOM

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