Mosaic Memory Dresses

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I am pleased to announce that Susan Wechsler will be teaching her signature Mosaic Dress Workshop in Portland, Oregon,  May 19-22, 2017. This is a unique opportunity to create your own version of these stunning mosaic dress designs.

Susan shares, “The MasterClass mosaic dress workshop includes 4 days of instruction & a choice of 3 dress substrates, here is a sneak peak at the NEW FORM. Also as part of this workshop I will provide you with a selection of mosaic adhesives, including my new MAGIC PUTTY (it will change your mosaic life, promise!)  & all your grouting materials.  These forms cannot be found anywhere else, they are made specifically for Moi’!”


My NEW “curtain” substrate. (Yes, it is copyrighted.)
“This form gives me an unique opportunity to teach you 3 new techniques. 1. How I paint with glass, everyone will choose an image for the center of this skirt, examples: flowers or a landscape.  2. How I mosaic something soft like curtains to look like curtains.  3. How I use my Magic Putty to add dimension to the bodice using discarded treasures. I will work individually with every student via email & phone to discuss your vision, inspirations and palette before the workshop to ensure that you bring everything they will need to complete a mosaic dress. “
NOTE: there is not a generic list of supplies for this workshop because each mosaic dress is unique. Each student will supply their own palette which will consist of a mixed media collection of discarded treasures, small tiles for trim and stained glass for filler.
Palette Before
Completed Dress After
Your choice: “Ruffle” dress substrate, also copyrighted.
Student sample dress using the ruffle substrate.
Student work in process using new form.
You will take home a completed mosaic dress!
Cost: $830 for this Master Class
Includes 4/days instruction fee at $150/day + $230 material fee for my Signature dress substrate, my Magic Putty in your choice of 3 colors: chocolate, black or natural, a variety of glues & all of your grouting materials.

SPECIAL PRICING: $780 if you register before December 31st in 2016.

Does not include individual tesserae.  Specialty materials are available for purchase during workshop.
My years as a New York City costume designer taught me how to use colors, patterns and textures to tell compelling stories that evoke different times and places throughout history. What is most unique about my mosaic style is that I honor the integrity and history of each piece of china by carefully cutting and then placing the patterns back together. My true creative desire is to be inspired and inspire others through my teachings. –Susan Wechsler
click on my BLOG to read all about my student’s dressmaking stories…

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