Mosaic Classes in Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 21
10:00 - 5:00 PM
$95 + $55 Materials Fee to Instructor
If you know me, you know that I LOVE smalti! One of the oldest and most vibrant types of glass, smalti has been used in mosaic for centuries, yet many artists are hesitant to use it. This full-day workshop is intended to move you over the fear hump and into an easy familiarity and confidence with this singularly beautiful material.
First, we’ll learn about the different types of smalti and the unique properties of each, tools, cutting techniques, tips and tricks, laying procedures, adhesives, substrates, and andamento. We’ll also talk about when to mix and match smalti types as well as incorporating other materials, as well as the pros and cons of purity. We’ll also talk about fudges and fakes, getting the cut you crave, and funky cuts: the difference between omg and ew.
Though we won’t make a specific project in this class, we’ll complete a sample board for future reference.
This workshop is open to all levels, and will involve detail work.
- Materials Fee of $55 will be due to the instructor by cash or check at the beginning of class
- Students who wish to bring their own materials instead of paying the materials fee are welcome to do so. Please bring a selection of A cut (1 pound) and B cut (Ravenna Cut) (1/2 pound) Italian smalti in colors of your choice from www.dimosaico.com or www.mosaicsmalti.com and a 1/2 pound mix (your choice) of Mexican smalti from www.smalti.com.
- Students with tools, either wheeled nippers and/or hammer and hardie, are asked to bring them, clearly marked with name
To register for this workshop, please click here.
April 19 - 28, 2017
County Kerry, Ireland
$2600 per person Double Occupancy;
$3100 per person Single Occupancy
Join us for a tour along the wondrously wild Atlantic coast of Ireland as we visit the artisans inspired by this land of rugged natural beauty. We’ll also offer a wide range of classes in painting, mosaic, plein air work, and creative writing, as well as demos by local artists.
Our base will be Listowel in County Kerry, only eight miles from the sea and a thriving town filled with Irish charm, fabulous locally grown food, theatre, art, traditional pubs, scones to die for, parks and a lush riverwalk, castle ruins, and easy access to all parts of a country you can drive across in five hours.