Certificate Design Course for Large-scale Public Mosaics.

9:30-4:30: Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 3, 2017

Workshop Location: Menelli Trading Company 1080 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108.

Lunch break 12:30 to 2 pm at nearby restaurants.

The fee for the Southbank Mosaics, London in Santa Barbara, California workshop is $395 if purchased before November 1, 2017; $425 after that date. $100 deposit required to reserve your place. Refunds before November 15: $50.

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David Tootill, Artistic Director of Southbank Mosaics CIC, Principal of London School of Mosaic,*, and Chair of British Association for Modern Mosaic will lead this unique workshop in the U.S. for mosaic artists, architects, designers and other professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of design and implementation for large scale public mosaics.

Betsy Gallery www.elizabethgallery.com, Santa Barbara, CA mosaic artist, and Robin Elander, www.globalgoodimpact.com, administrative director of the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic project, and  Southbank Mosaics invite you to learn how to design and create a large scale mosaic modeled on the 100-foot long Queenhithe Dock Mosaic, installed in London in 2014. www.Southbankmosaics.com/queenhithe Create a Timeline Mosaic in your community!

We will present the structure of the mosaic making process, the purpose of the mosaic (who is the audience?), key subjects and concepts; research and partnering methods and how to include non-professional participants. How to draw the cartoon (bozzetto), maintaining design consistency and using iconic qualities (i.e. andamento & including pieces of exquisite detail); scaling up and numbering sections.  How to set up sessions for collectives and teaching them to work in a consistent style. Ordering Materials; color blends and consistency; size of tile. Project Management to include fundraising, partnerships, budgeting, building a staff and volunteer team, documentation of sessions and final work. The site: visibility, lighting, installation. There will be hands-on practical sessions where participants will design and make a small piece to learn key techniques and aesthetic considerations. Participants will receive a certificate from the London School of Mosaic.

The fee for the Southbank Mosaics, London in Santa Barbara, California workshop is $395 if purchased before November 1, 2017; $425 after that date. $100 deposit required to reserve your place. Refunds before November 15: $50.

Click HERE to Register

Bunk with an Artist: Contact us for a low-cost option for your workshop stay in Santa Barbara. We will do our best to find local arts supporters for reasonably priced guest room arrangements.

 * Southbank’s London School of Mosaic’s three-year degree program teaches advanced artistic, technical, and theoretical skills in mosaic making, which will inspire students to make their environment more beautiful and livable. Southbank’s London based degree course is interdisciplinary and provides transferable skills and knowledge. www.losmosaic.com

A brief intro to the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic Project 2017

Betsy Gallery, Santa Barbara mosaic artist, is in the process of creating a Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic with images from pre-history to contemporary life and culture.

Santa Barbara Mayor Schneider, Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, Alixe Mattingly, CEO of the new Moxi Museum and others active in our arts community support the project.

Robin Elander, director of Solstice and owner of Global Good Impact Consulting http://www.globalgoodimpact.com,  is the administrative director of the project. Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative is the non-profit umbrella organization.

The SB mosaic project is inspired by Southbank Mosaics’ 2014 London Queenhithe Dock Mosaic www.southbankmosaics.com/queenhithe. Big thanks to David Tootill, Artistic Director of Southbank Mosaics, who will lead a Certificate Design Course in Santa Barbara in December.

Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic Mission Statement

The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic mural will create a community legacy bringing together a wide variety of Santa Barbara residents. Participants will work together under the direction of mosaic artist Betsy Gallery on a fun and enduring project that illustrates and charts the history of Santa Barbara and reflects our heritage and community values of unity in diversity.

This public art installation, a durable record of our geography and cultures from pre-history to modern times, will be a destination for residents and visitors. The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic will become a teachable moment, illustrating our deep history and contemporary civilization–just as the ancient Greeks and Romans left us their cultural images in numerous mosaics.

For Questions Contact:

Betsy Gallery
(Elizabeth Gallery)