Beyond the Swirl: Mosaic Design & Creativity with Sharra Frank
Session 17: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Price: $330 (Includes $35 Materials Fee)
The goal of this workshop is to empower and flood students with productive inspiration while demystifying the Elements and Principles of Art & Design. We will learn that when used intentionally, these powerful design concepts can push a mosaic to the next level.
This workshop will spark creativity and motivate students to practice and apply their new found skills into their mosaic works.
The result of this workshop, students will gain a better understanding of their own artistic style and what type of aesthetic they most appreciate. Students will become familiar with design language, which also aids in developing a visual voice.
The Elements and Principles of Art & Design will be introduced through several playful and hands-on exercises. Practical tools, warm-ups, lessons, exercises and take home checklists will be practiced and shared in class to expand the student’s existing design ideas and to generate new ones. Students will be able to replicate all activities practiced in class afterward in their own studios. This class will be fast-paced with energizing visual presentations and examples, alternated with hands-on exercises. Students will be cutting, pasting, doodling, tracing and more. Students will leave will a collection of completed design exercises. If time allows, there will be Q&A and sharing of student work.
List of Tools and Materials Students will be expected to bring to the session:
- Students are asked to bring a vision board with a collection of colors, textures, images and anything that inspires them.
- Students will also be asked to bring colored pencils, markers, magazine papers, clippings, paints, scissors, rulers and any other personal art supplies or scrapbooking materials they might like to use.
Sharra Frank is an established mosaic artist in Minneapolis, MN. She started her mosaic work in as an art student at the University of Minnesota. In 2002, she began working at her kitchen table, creating small pieces to sell in local flower shops. With each success, her artistic vision grew and so did the scale and intricacy of her work. In 2006, after making the leap to a private studio, she continued creating the intricate, whimsical, and inspiring mosaic mirrors, sculptures, and panels that are her signature. During this same time, Sharra made the transition to being a full-time artist and has since created several large-scale public art installations in the Twin Cities area and has worked with designers and clientele from New York to California. Sharra teaches advanced mosaic classes from her studio and since 2012, has also offered online mosaic classes through her website. SharraFrank.com