Introduction to Mosaics in Glass, small group
The best place to jump in and learn about mosaics, the perfect “first class”!
Class held at Bonnie’s home studio and space is very limited. We will meet 2 times, and students have the luxury of one week to complete work at home if they do not finish up during day 1. Please see below to be clear regarding social distancing guidelines.
September 3, 2020, Thursday, 10am-4pm
September 10, Thursday, 10am-noon
Learn how to make your very own mosaic artwork. It is fun and easy to begin your journey of mastering the tools and materials that make this timeless art form so fascinating. In a lively and supportive creative environment, you will be introduced to a variety of materials used in mosaics and will learn to use mosaic tools to cut and shape glass into tesserae (the basic unit of mosaic) and to put them together to make your own work of art.
We will create using mostly glass materials: stained glass, vitreous tiles, shaped glass objects and other dazzling materials. This comprehensive class offers a strong foundation for constructing interior mosaics. Instructor will cover design, terminology, substrates, adhesives, finishing and more.
You will be guided through the design and creation process to create a 8” x 8” home décor piece for interior display.
During the first class there will be a comprehensive lecture and presentation about using classical mosaic techniques using glass products. You will be introduced to classical and contemporary design methods, and you’ll learn about appropriate construction. The remainder of the class time is yours to explore the tools and materials while making your own personal mosaic piece.
The last day your artwork is grouted and all finishing options discussed. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own designs, but keep it SIMPLE. This is your first mosaic, not the Mona Lisa. However, if you feel more comfortable creating from an existing design, an ample selection of optional patterns and drawings will be available for you to use.
$60 separate supply fee payable at start of first class.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT MAVERICK MOSAICS’ HOME STUDIO, UNDER TENTS OUTSIDE. PLAN TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY. IT’S VIRGINIA. IT’S HOT AND HUMID. SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES AS BEST WE CAN, ASKING ALL TO WEAR MASKS AS APPROPRIATE. If the weather is unbearable we will be inside, masks required, we will do our best to social distance. This workshop is LIMITED to 5 students. We are looking for another date offering, drop us. a note if interested in priority notification.
COVID-19 cancellations. If you are signed up for an in person workshop and suspect you were exposed or are showing symptoms we DO NOT WANT YOU TO COME TO THE WORKSHOP! We will refund your payment 100% with a doctor’s note or proof of being tested. Please DO NOT come to the workshop if you are at all suspicious you may be infected.