|Mosaic Intensive: Enhancing Technical Skills and Integrating Artistic Expression|
|US and International|
|See website for schedule and locations|
Sonia teaches in the US and all over the world...locations include Istanbul, England, Greece, France, New Zealand, The Netherlands and more.
The goal of the workshop is to offer an elevated sense of what mosaic is about, presenting a deeper way to think about one's work and the knowledge to push to the next level while broadening both skill-set and knowledge. Special emphasis will be made on personal expression and developing one’s individual style. Technically, there is extensive work on cutting techniques, using various materials, laying styles and more as well as discussions covering a variety of topics including ergonomics, adhesives, substrates, tools, framing and hanging, the business of art, etc. Critical thinking and problem solving strategies for design and implementation will be used throughout the class. It doesn't matter what style participants work in or their preferred materials. Some will choose to explore something new while others will be helped to push their existing style and materials to new places.
Participants work on projects of their own choosing with lots of individual attention, dealing with issues specific to their own work. However, all class members are invited to participate in the discussions so there is a high level of learning from others in the class. Some prior mosaic experience is recommended. Diverse levels of expertise encourage discussions on a wide variety of topics. A group review at the end focuses on problems solved and lessons learned. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with a great deal of meaty knowledge, that will be useful long after the class ends.