Building a Landscape with Color and Texture with Laura Rendlen
Session 28: Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $357 (includes $47 materials fee)
This workshop is for those who want to explore a variety of mosaic techniques to create a representational landscape utilizing different traditional materials, e.g. glass, stone, shells, and metal. Beginning with a short presentation and exercises to illustrate general principles we will explore different cutting and adhesive methods for mosaic pieces (tesserae) then create small samples exploring the direct method and layering. This is the traditional process that requires no grout. In the second part of the workshop we will consider perspective, foreground and background and light source – highlights and shadows to create a landscape. The beauty of this workshop is that the artist gets to surround themselves and play with a variety of tesserae to complete their mosaic. The workshop emphasizes a hands-on exploration of mosaic techniques combined with information about contemporary mosaics and sustainability. The class will provide the discovery of 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.
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 five times in the Mosaic Arts International exhibitions, and in 2012 she received the prestigious MAI Jurors’ Choice award. Lrfinemosaics.com