Reboot your Creativity & Discover your Artistic Voice
PO Box 1551, Vienna, VA 22183 - (703) 856-5160
Workshop Location: Delphi Creativity Center, East Lansing, Michigian
Go outside with your mosaics! This workshop covers everything you need to know about creating professional caliber mosaics to withstand moisture and freeze-thaw cycles in exterior environments. Students may also explore dimensional works by creating multiple substrate layers.
Class lecture includes important information about selecting substrates and fixatives that will endure weather year round. Each student will have the opportunity to create a finished project approximately two square feet of mosaic surface area. Previous mosaic and/or stained glass experience is helpful, but not required.
On Friday night one we begin with a picture presentation and lecture covering technical considerations, design principles and case studies. We review all materials suited for exterior work, including testing materials. The rest of the evening is spent designing our mosaic and preparing our substrate. Saturday and Sunday are spent creating our mosaic, mastering our adhesive and learning lots of fabrication options and tricks. At the workshop conclusion there will be a grout demonstration. Our adhesive will be exterior grade thin-set mortar and our substrate is Wedi board, an all weather industry approved cemetious product.
The recommended project size is with our time frame in mind with an eye to students completing during workshop hours. You may choose a 12” x 12” square or 14” x 11” rectangle as a base and additional Wedi provided to construct layers. Wedi can be easily cut into almost any shape – you are not limited to a square or rectangle, we just begin there!
Lots of personal mentoring and no question will go unanswered.
Dephi graciously allows students to dive into their scrap bins at no charge! The Delphi store is open for any additional purchases. Students welcome bring supplemental materials, and you may work in any exterior rated material. Workshop fee covers your Wedi substrate (up to 2 square feet), hanging devices, loan of power tools, adhesive, and a generous selection of scrap stained glass. Students are also asked to bring tools to cut their selected materials. A detailed supply list, and a note how to best prepare, including design tips, will come to students 2 weeks in advance of workshop.
This workshop will be taught by Bonnie Fitzgerald, this will be her second trip to Delphi's Creativity Center.
Skill level: All levels, from beginner to experienced are welcome.
Three-Day Workshop: August 25, 26 & 27, 2017
Friday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm both days