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Tempered Glass Mosaic Collage

Workshop Description

8 WEEK COURSE, this is a VERY POPULAR CLASS, sign up early!

This course will be held at the Smithsonian Institution's Ripley Center, Washington, DC and is taught by Maverick Mosaics Owner, Bonnie Fitzgerald.

In this workshop you will create a beautiful mosaic tempered glass artwork incorporating colorful papers, photographs, text, stamps and more. Tempered glass, also known as Crash Glass, is a versatile material that when used as an overlay makes for exciting, shimmery modern mosaic art works. We also use stained glass and other glass products for unique, sophisticated compositions filled with unexpected visual interest.

At the first class we will work on a prototype artwork, this allows us time to experiment and master the adhesive and mosaic materials. We begin by creating an elaborate paper collage with photographs, stickers, tissue papers, stamps, glitter, wrapping paper – just about anything that allows for a flat surface. We then apply the tempered and stained glass overlay. A larger, more complex, artwork will be designed and executed in subsequent weeks.

Grouting is optional. Students encouraged to bring papers, photos and personal imagery for inclusion in their final project.

Previous mosaic helpful but not required..

A supplemental supply list, including recommended hand tools, downloadable from the SI website.


Workshop Details

Tuition $245 member, $295 general admission. A supply fee of $50 payable to instructor the at the first class. Supply fee covers mosaic materials students will need to complete a project. Students are welcome to bring supplemental materials, but not required. Tool loan provided, although students urged to purchase their own glass cutting tools if they wish to work on projects at home.

This course is held in association with the Smithsonian Institution. To register IT IS EASIEST TO DO BY TELEPHONE: 202-633-3030. Or click here for link.


Workshop Date/Time:

Tuesdays, April 24 - June 12, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 8 classes.