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PO Box 1551, Vienna, VA 22183 - (703) 856-5160

Picassette Portrait with Gila Rayberg NEW DATE

Workshop Description

This workshop is for intermediate or advanced mosaic artists only, and is not designed as an introduction to making mosaics.

In this workshop you will create a mosaic portrait (animal or human) of your own choosing. Emphasis will be on picassiette, using dishes and pottery to develop texture and pattern within your work. By the end of the workshop, with plenty of hands on practice under Gila’s guidance, you will have gained a strong understanding of the process: choosing a good subject, transferring a design, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating texture, and much more.

Students are encouraged to bring some of their own unique finds (dishes, pottery, teacups etc.) to incorporate into and personalize their works. Part of the joy of picassiette comes from collecting materials. Thrift stores & yard sales finds are perfect, as is clearing out cabinets of chipped, cracked dishes, and those broken bits that you can’t bear to throw away, but would love to incorporate into your art! Bring extra to share ensures that there will be unique and surprising selections for all.

Students bring: Hand tools (wheel tool, tile nipper), additional picassiette materials, reference image – Gila will send each registered student a letter with specific instructions on choosing & preparing their reference for the workshop.

About the Instructor: Gila Rayberg arrived at the visual arts after a successful career as a freelance musician and educator. Allowing her strong sense of intuition and love of experimentation to guide her, Gila has developed a unique voice in the realm of mosaic portraiture. Gila exhibits regularly throughout the United States, has been published in several art books, and has won numerous awards for her expressive mosaic portraits.

NOTE: This workshop is Thursday thru Saturday, May 3-5, 2018. Workshop held at the Vienna Art Center 115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna, VA


Workshop Details

Tuition: $450

$50 separate supply fee payable at start of workshop, includes your substrate, adhesive, grout, supplemental memory ware, tool loan as needed.

Withdraw Policy for Visiting Artist Workshops

Notification of withdraw must be sent in writing (e-mail is fine) and refunds will be made as follows less a $25 processing fee.

100% Studio Credit - with 30 or more days notice before the start date of the course – credits may be used for future workshop, and are only valid for 6 months from the date of the originally scheduled workshop. If you cancel a $300 workshop your credit will be for $275. If you made a $100 deposit your credit will be $75.

No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations made 30 days or less before the start date of the course.

Please Note: We commit to our visiting artists and their travel expenses many months in advance, often we reach capacity quickly and turn away other students.


Workshop Date/Time:

May 3, 4, & 5, 2018

Thursday and Friday 11:30 am – 6:30 am, Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

We begin later on weekdays to avoid DC traffic.