Layered Glass Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen
Session 19: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $365 (Includes $55 Materials Fee)
This visually attractive technique is about a free flow of tesserae used in layers creating effects of overlap, transparency, and volume. Whether it’s a mosaic depicting vast space, a detail of an animal, or a close-up of a flower, your artwork will have an extra dimension added to it creating a visual feast for the viewer. Step into infinity – even after the last tessera fills the base layer there are many more to be placed on top in intricate structures and overlaps. This workshop starts with a slide presentation on layered mosaics and a demo. Hands-on part concentrates on technical and optical effects produced with this technique. Individual instruction is supplemented with demos on selecting a color palette, cutting Yulia’s signature brush-stroke (boat) tesserae, and structural variations in layering.
All the participants must bring: wheeled cutter, tweezers, eye protection (eyeglasses work well), pencil, pen, one flat plastic lid.
Glass, adhesives, substrates, handouts, and other supplies will be provided. Images will be provided by the instructor.
Yulia Hanansen, an award-winning artist, has been instructing mosaic courses since 2001. Her Mosaic Sphere Studio, LLC produces mosaic artwork for private and public spaces. Yulia has been a guest artist in mosaic schools throughout the United States including Unicorn Art Studio, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, Mosaic Society of Pennsylvania, and other educational institutions. Yulia is a printmaking professor at Maryland’s Towson University. She has taught and assisted teaching at University of Michigan and Columbia University.
Yulia’s artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally in multiple invitational shows as well as in her solo exhibitions including Italy, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, Baltimore, Austin, Dallas, Ann Arbor, and other locations. Yulia’s latest works represent her fascination with themes of nature, climate change, cosmos, and a connection of human beings to it. She is interested in depicting places and natural phenomena that are only noticeable with the help of technology or imagination. Yulia practices her art in a mosaic, printmaking, and drawing media. mosaicsphere.com
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