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Still to come: 2016 Guest Teachers & Classes

Christian Pérès Gibaut

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November 11-14, 2016

Mosaic Mural Workshop

Christian says: “Join me in the adventure of learning the secrets of mosaic mural making and enjoy being part of a creative team.”

The students learn about all the questions they will have to solve when they face a mural project, such as: how to go from the concept to the design first, and from the design to mosaics then; the importance of the context; how to scale the design to the wall; materials availability; assembling a working team; budgeting; how to choose the right methods for any project; deadlines; among others. They are also introduced to specific cutting techniques to create beautiful and clean pieces saving material in the process. The students learn to work with direct and with the double direct method for a mural and receive a theoretical and practical instruction on a mosaic mural project.

The class will cover the process from conception to actual completion of a mural.

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$425

http://cpgibaut.com/#introduction

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Looking Ahead: 2017 Guest Teachers & Classes

Kory Dollar

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop

April 7-9, 2017

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Students will learn Kory’s NEWLY designed Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Freestyle Flower Garden ® on glass  The class will discuss her strip cutting approach to breaking down the glass to patternize flowers. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish.

The three day workshop will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction.  We will focus on Glass on Glass (GOG) application, using the direct method to create a stimulating optical effect. The students will up-cycle a cupboard door into a beautiful stained glass mosaic sun-catcher. Students will learn Kory’sThree Step Fabrication Method® to effectively and efficiently construct a Freestyle Flower Garden ® Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her gardens, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into flowers while maximizing your glass. Kory will demonstrate and discuss a specific nipping style /technique, Glass Shaving® to create a crisp clean edge, using only wheeled nippers. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®.  Additional topics covered include: committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, Randomization Method®, balance and composition, creating a one-of-a-kind designs, and incorporating found and unusual items. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting.  Mac glue will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.

There will be a grout demonstration  on Sunday. Students are welcome to grout if they have completed the project and glue has dried. If projects are not completed, or dried by 2 pm then a grout package will be available to take home for optional grouting.

Kory notes that she does not strive for perfection; “the art of art is the imperfections.”  She says, “It is my goal that I will simplify the process enough to give you ‘artistic freedom without self doubt’. I strive to build confidence in these classes. I do not teach from a pattern, I teach to use your sketch as only a guideline; you are not restricted to the pattern. I will assist you in creating a balanced one-of-a-kind composition, using my uniquely designed simplified steps. We will focus on several unique cuts and I will provide you with tips and tricks that I use daily.”

  • Class held at Denny’s Workshop, Hillsboro, OR
  • If the class min is not reached (6) or the teacher cancels, ALL deposits and funds will be returned in full. Maximum students: 12.
  • Hours of class:
    • Friday — 5 – 9 pm
    • Saturday — 9 am – 5 pm
    • Sunday — 9 am – 5 pm

Cost: $250 — which includes glass and materials.

Kory is owner of Marvelous Mosaics.  Visit her site at https://marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com/.

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Kelley Knickerbocker

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Kelley is returning in 2017 to offer a new glass on glass mosaic class.  Stay tuned for description and date.

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Susan Crocenzi

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Susan will join us in September to offer two classes (tentatively “All Things Tempered and (Colorless) Transparent Class” and “Polymer Clay Tilemaking for Mosaicists.”  Watch for date and details to be announced soon.

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“Mosaic art offers the sweet possibility that the random, disparate bits-and-pieces of our lives can yield peace, beauty, and meaning.” ~Susan Crocenzi

“Susan Crocenzi’s work is just plain honest. Her artworks celebrate the natural rhythm and flow of materials. Susan dares to relinquish control and simply allows the story she’s telling to unfold, sincerely.” – -Brit Hammer-Dijks, author: Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice

Susan’s website is http://scmosaics.com/ .

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