If you have ever been enamored of the tile art of Rome, Spain or even the subways of Paris or New York then this is the class for you. You will learn how to create a unique piece of mosaic art which can be functional, like a table top trivet or cheese tray, or hung as a piece of art.
You will create your conversation piece by learning how to cut and shape tile into simple and complex designs and about different andamento – or mosaic techniques. From Van Gogh’s Starry Night Sky to geometric patterns, the only limit is your imagination!
Classes are 3 hours each week for 3 weeks. Classes may go longer or an additional may be added at no cost if you need more time to finish your project.
Week one is project design and preparation and beginning construction.
Week two is continued construction and skill building.
Week three is finalize construction, grouting and finishing.
All materials and necessary tools for the project will be provided.
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Participants will use tile to create a mosaic that can either be functional or framed. They will learn how to cut and shape tile to fit simple and complex patterns and learn about techniques such as keystoning, opus vermiculatum, buttering and proper surface preparation for tile adhesion. They will also learn how to grout and finish a piece to professional standards. All materials and necessary tools for construction will be provided
Week one is project design and transfer to substrate and start construction. Week two is continued construction and skill building. Week three is finalize construction, grouting and finishing.
The technique for using broken china or pottery. Antoni Gaudi, the famed architect of Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia cathedral was a master of this style of mosaic. If you have a favored family heirloom plate or favorite cup or piece of china that is chipped, cracked, or broken but you can’t bear to throw it away then this class is the answer. Participants will learn how to properly and safely break the piece into usable tessera no matter what the initial item and transform something broken into a beautiful new treasure.
Opaque glass and ceramic make the best choice for pique assiette. Students are also encouraged to bring in costume jewelry, single earrings or other objects that they find interesting and would like to use in their work.
Students will learn how to work with stained glass. The many different colors and textures found in stained glass can make it challenging to cut. A mosaic can be created with transparent glass to transmit light as a stained glass window or they can choose opaque glass and work in a more traditional mosaic technique. Glass will be provided but if a student would like a specialty glass, there will be some available for purchase.