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Anabella Wewer
Lessons in Andamento, Tessellation (Drawing) and Color Gradation
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
December 2nd/3rd (Dec. 4th Optional 3rd day)

Andamento [from the Italian andare]: The act, or way to go, to move. The way to conduct yourself, to advance, to proceed.
Applied to mosaics, andamento is the flow or direction of the lines; the shape and path of the tesserae to create a composition.

Through a series of discussions, exercises and hands-on practice, students will learn classical andamento and how to apply classical rules to modern mosaics. We will draw andamento as a way to better understand it, and discuss the many ways in which variations in our andamento can work to tell stories and create narratives. As we move on to cutting material to execute exercises that will reinforce what we have learned, we will touch on color theory and discuss subtle and bold ways to use materials and colors to create mosaics reflective of your personal style. An optional one-day workshop, Monday Dec. 4th, will focus more deeply on color, color gradations, selecting materials and the mixing of color in modern compositions.
Although Anabella encourages the use of hammer and hardie, and will be demonstrating proper technique during the course, students are welcome to use nippers throughout the workshop. $375.00 + $100.00 (3rd day) + $75.00 materials.

Santa Barbara
United States
(805) 703-4291
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