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Landscapes: Building with Texture and Color with Laura Rendlen, 2-D and 3-D workshops

Workshop Description

This workshop explores a variety of mosaic techniques to create a representational landscape while using different traditional materials in non-traditional ways. We begin the weekend with a presentation and ice-breaker on Saturday morning. There will be exercises to illustrate general principles, and the discussion considers aspects of landscape art such as perspective, foreground, background, light source highlights and shadows.

Later on Saturday morning, you begin work on your individual landscape, which will be based on an inspirational photograph. The instructor will provide a selection of photographs for you to choose from, or you may work from your own image, provided that you have sent it to the instructor at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop and that she has approved the image. This advance time gives us time to purchase appropriate supplies and guarantees you are working from a photograph that is a good foundation for mosaic.

You will be surrounded by, and get to play with a variety of tesserae in the creation of your mosaic landscape. The workshop emphasizes a hands-on exploration of mosaic techniques and applies them to creating artistic landscapes.  You will discover different textures, color combinations and ways to transition and form relationships with mixed materials.  Throughout the workshop individual attention and tips are provided to help with the technical aspects of mosaics and to guide the successful completion of each project.

A generous selection of tesserae including glass, stone, shells and metal, prepared substrate and appropriate adhesives are provided for supplies. Students will be asked to bring their own wheeled nippers, and a list of supplemental and optional supplies will be sent to students two weeks in advance.

On Monday and Tuesday is a unique opportunity to learn Laura's 3-D techniques and further supplement your skills as she leads a master class. This class is a stand alone class, although if you sign up for all 4 days a generous discount is applied towards tuition.

In the 3-D workshop you will learn small armature building, sculptural techniques for mosaic and will begin creating your 3-D mosaic.

Instructor Background: Laura Rendlen’s aesthetic and style for mosaic art is representational. She creates environments that capture the essence of a place. Through vivid color and soft expression she conveys the intangibles in nature, particularly wind, light and movement.

Laura Rendlen earned her BFA in Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and spent 25 years as a scenic painter. Laura has been published in several books, blogs and magazines including Mosaic Fine Art Portraits and Mosaic Art Now magazine. She has also been included three times in the Mosaic Arts International exhibition, and in 2012 she received the prestigious MAI Jurors’ Choice award.


Workshop Details

Tuition Saturday and Sunday 2-D LANDSCAPE $350, Supply Fee: $60 SOLD OUT

Tuition Monday and Tuesday 3-D MASTER CLASS: $300, Supply Fee: $50 TWO SPOTS LEFT

If you choose to take both workshops Tuition Discounted to $575


Workshop Date/Time:

2-D LANDSCAPE CLASS July 19, 20, 2014. 9-5 both days

3-D MASTER CLASS July 21 & 22. 9-5 both days

Back by popular demand. This will be Laura's second time at Maverick Mosaics, her 2013 workshop was a huge success.

This workshop will be held at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant Street, NW, Vienna, VA