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|Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art|
|January 31 - February 2, 2020|
I will share my extensive knowledge about creating mosaic portraits, with an emphasis on picassiette; cutting, shaping & incorporating dishes and pottery into mosaics.
There will be demonstrations on how to use hand tools to cut & shape picassiette materials, and tips on using these materials to add texture & interest to your portrait. Each participant will receive individual attention & guidance while working on their own unique portrait
Since individuals work at different paces, students are not expected to finish their portrait in a 3-day workshop. I will discuss a plan with each student on how to complete their works at home. Participants will leave the workshop with a good understanding of choosing a subject, transferring a design to substrate, understanding value, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating likeness, and much more.
Everyone is encouraged to bring some of their own unique finds (dishes, pottery, teacups, etc) to incorporate into and personalize their works. Thrift stores & yard sales finds are perfect, as is clearing out cabinets of chipped, cracked dishes, and those broken bits that you can’t bear to throw away, but would love to incorporated into your art! Bringing extra to share ensures that there will be unique and surprising selections for all.
SAMA members who are enrolled at the Professional, Corporate, or Patron levels who wish to list their classes here can enter information in the Member Portal, “Website Forms” page.