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Tempered Glass Mosaics

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THIS IS AN IN PERSON WORKSHOP AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION’S STUDIO ARTS DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, DC

Sign ups will begin in May, drop Bonnie a note for priority notification.

Join us for a Bling-ing good time!

In this workshop, we combine collage with mosaic techniques using tempered glass. Also known as crash glass, tempered glass gives a jewel-like surface. Complete at least two small mosaic pieces using an overlaying technique with tissue paper, foils, stamps, metallic papers, glitter, mylar, and more. Works are for interior display. The workshop goal is for you to complete at least two small mosaic pieces, one @ 4” x 4”, the other 8” x 8”.

Instructor will provide a generous supply of glitz and glitter, stamps, stickers, and more.  But feel free to bring other small paper images, photos, or text to include in your mosaic. This is the perfect medium to permanently incorporate printed imagery. $45 separate supply fee covers tool loan, adhesives and substrate. For all levels, no experience is necessary.

DROP THE INSTRUCTOR AN EMAIL IF YOU NEED A TOOL LOAN.

  • Mosaic wheel tool to cut glass – if you do not own instructor will loan you one, these are available at most stained glass stores. DROP THE INSTRUCTOR AN EMAIL IF YOU NEED A TOOL LOAN.
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife or box cutter
  • Safety Glasses
  • Apron
  • Any other tools you like working with (dental tools are very helpful)

A grout demonstration will be given and we will send you home with a grout kit to complete on your own. Not all works are grouted. A detailed supply resource list will be provided as part of the workshop.

If you wish to incorporate photographs make COLOR PHOTOCOPIES (even if a black and white image) and know that our scale is relatively small. I recommend you bring a few different sizes not to exceed 2″. Please do not bring original photographs (the photo paper is too thick AND we don’t want to damage your photographs). Also, DO NOT bring copies made on an ink-jet printer, the ink will run with the glue we use.

Recommend brown bag lunch, we will not take a formal lunch break.

Can’t make the workshop, check out this video about Tempered Glass. Click here to my YouTube channel.

Start On June 17, 2023
Duration 6 hr
Level Any
Separate Supply Fee $45
One day June 17, 2023
6 hours Sat. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Price $155.00

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