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Mixed Media Abstract Compositions

Workshop Description

This course will be hosted by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc. and is taught by Maverick Mosaics Owner, Bonnie Fitzgerald.

Students are guided through the complete process of creating a mixed media, abstract mosaic, from initial design, preparation of materials, fabrication, and finishing. Works are created by embedding tesserae directly into a setting bed.

By building up the setting bed multiple layers of tesserae can be used to create complex visual textures. You will learn lots of tricks to highlight different textures, color combinations and ways to transition between the various materials. Colored thin-set will be our primary adhesive.

Optional supplemental supply list sent to students in advance.

The selection of materials included in supply fee will be unique, varied and wide and will include smalti, stained glass, milleflori, shells, pebbles and found objects. Students are asked to bring an anchor element and one pound of supplemental supplies, a portion of which to share. Do NOT purchase anything special for this workshop, look around your studio, guaranteed you have materials you wish someone, maybe even you, can put to creative use!

Students please bring your favorite tweezers and a good quality mosaic wheel nipper. This workshop is suitable for 16+, mosaic experience helpful but not necessary.

This is Bonnie's favorite class to teach, filled with innovation, wild creativity and relaxed fun!

Workshop Details

Tuition: $240 • Supply fee: $65 Instructor: Maverick Mosaics Owner, Bonnie Fitzgerald

This course is held at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812, Arcade room 302/303.

You must sign up through Glen Echo. To register Click here for link.

Workshop Date/Time:

Weekend Workshop: Saturday & Sunday, April 7-8, 10am-4pm both days. Arcade 304