NEXT ! SMALTI BASICS You learn how to cut Mexican, Italian smalti, French Litovi Stone and Emaux Pate de Verre glass with both a hammer and hardi or wheeled glass cutters, including over 8 different shapes and sizes to create textures and inherent shadows. Learn the basics of Andamento (flow). All cuts will be used to create a one-of-a-kind abstract mosaic piece that is tactile and intriguing and can act as a 'sample board' of cuts. For beginner’s and experienced
SMALTI ABSTRACT This course is an exploration of color, texture and the idea that, even if you are not artistically trained, you are capable of transferring your feelings and thoughts in an artistic way. Learn two concepts of abstract including "abstracted" (taken from nature, people, places, things) and pure abstract (think Jackson Pollack). Projects will be one of each style. You will also learn the principles of composition, balance and weight and how to connect shapes and create movement. In addition to smalti, we will experiment with glass rods, stringers, wire, millefiori and found objects. "SMALTI BASICS" or similar experience helpful
EMBEDDED MEMORIES The first time I saw a memory jar was 1994 and I almost fainted! It was enchanting, romantic and fascinating and I set out to find exactly the right medium to re-create it. You will learn the historical origins of encrusting jugs, grave markers, bottles and totems with everyday objects like nails, keys, thimbles, jewelry and a variety of other embellishments. From early Bokongo totems to turn-of-the-century kitchy 'trash art' you will also learn how to creat an amazing one--of-a-kind piece using an amazing and inexpensive putty-like substance to embed your memorabilia without needing to grout. For beginner’s and experienced
SEASIDE TREASURE MOSAIC I love the simplicity of using seashells, beach glass and millefiori to create a beautiful mirror frame or wall hanging. So easy to do - almost no cutting! You will learn how to design your mosaic using the principles of composition, balance and Andamento, making this easy and inespensive project look sophisticated and expensive! For beginner’s and experienced
3-d Pique-Assiette, Portraiture/color Theory/Tonal Values, Outdoor Mosaics to follow. . . . . . . . . . let me know what YOU would like to learn!
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