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Mosaic Tapestry


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This workshop held at GLEN ECHO PARK, Glen Echo, MD.  Drop Bonnie a note for notification when sign ups begin, [email protected].  Sign ups are handled by Glen Echo park and will begin after Labor Day or thereabouts.

Mixed Media meets traditional mosaic making. If you love patterning, color, texture, and plenty of shine, this introduction to the ancient art of mosaics—with a contemporary twist—is the perfect workshop for you. Participants make beautiful mosaic tapestries for interior display from a wide variety of materials.

THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. Create your original designs from a generous selection that includes glass and ceramic tiles, millefiori, shiny glass, ball chain, costume jewelry, and beads. Participants may supplement the offerings with items such as Swarovski crystals, rhinestone chain, iridescent beads, sequined trims, and anything that sparks the imagination.

Your supply fee covers ALL the materials you will need, including substrate, mortar adhesive, a MIND BLOWING AMOUNT of tessarae to choose from and tool loan as needed. Students are welcome to bring personal items such as costume jewelry, vintage china and  beads. Our tapestries will measure 10″ x  6″.

Pre-colored thin-set mortar is used to adhere tesserae to a concrete setting bed, the finished tapestries are textural and remain ungrouted. No experience is necessary to participate.

This project is inspired by Laurel Skye, a dear friend who left us a few years ago, we urge you to read her book “Mosaic Renaissance: Reviving Classic Tile Art With Millefiori” available on amazon.com.

Workshop Location: Glen Echo Park, Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Arcade Bldg. Rooms 202 & 203. Glen Echo, MD 20812, tel: 301-634-2226

We are often asked for local hotel recommendations. Sorry do not have any specifics. Look to either Bethesda, MD ($$), Tysons Corner, VA or McLean, VA (both are just across the bridge). There are also air B&B otions.

photo: by Bonnie Fitzgerald in workshop with Laurel Skye and other inspired works by students


Start On October 19, 2024
Duration 12 H
Level Any
Weekend Workshop October 19 &20, 2024
Hours 10am - 4pm both days
Supply Fee $85
Price $275.00

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