SOLD OUT – Exploring Abstract Color & Texture! with Kathy Thaden
Friday, February 5, 2021, 11:00am – 8:00pm EST
Inspiration can be found all around us… With focus on design elements such as Line, Pattern, Shape, Value, Texture, Space and more, you will explore ‘seeing’ an abstract composition by choosing from various images provided. By deconstructing your image into something new you will then nail down your abstract composition. Working in a limited color palette, you will delve into adding texture, depth and dimension to create your monochromatic mosaic, including a splash of color for a possible focal point. This session will help you to stretch your creativity while responding to a variety of materials to give voice and texture to your design.
Participants should have these supplies on hand:
Notepad to take notes
Drawing supplies: tracing paper, pencils, markers, etc.
Access to a printer for inspiration images and handouts
Make-Along materials suggestions:
Substrate (approx. 8” x 10”
Smalti, millefiori, miscellaneous glass, stone, any other random objects
The adhesive of your choice
A full-time studio artist, Kathy Thaden’s mosaics range from abstracts to liturgical art and commissioned works. Kathy has taught mosaics for the past 13 years, leading mosaic retreats and workshops across Colorado and the desert southwest. Kathy’s study of fine arts and a degree in Commercial Art led her to a 25-year career in television art direction. She won numerous honors for graphic design, animation, and set design, including seven Emmy Awards. Seeking something more tactile she was drawn to contemporary mosaics 17 years ago, finding her way back to fine art. Kathy is the founder and former President of Colorado Mosaic Artists in addition to a Professional Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. “As a mosaic artist, I treasure glass and stone scraps or discarded items from our ‘throw-away’ consumer culture. It is important to me that nothing be wasted, finding beauty in what was once broken.” thadenmosaics.com