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Building Sculptural Substrates for Mosaic
Two Day Intensive
August 3 & 4, 10-5pm
Stained Glass Garden, Berkeley CA
Students will learn to utilize Wediboard substrate to take a sculptural approach to indoor or outdoor mosaics, through building, shaping and layering. Students will gain an understanding about planning and executing a design, building a base for display, working with mortar and how to plan for curves & edges both convex and concave when incorporating dimension into their design. This is an intermediate class and materials will be supplied. Grouting considerations will be discussed. Students will build their 3 dimensional form over the 2 days. The mosaic work will be applied outside of class. Experience necessary.
For registration call Stained Glass Garden at 510-841-2200
Using Molds for Concrete Substrates
September 21, 9:30 – 2pm
September 22, 2pm – 4pm
Studio 9, Oakland CA
Concrete is the ideal substrate for durable outdoor or indoor mosaic. We’ll start with a discussion and images of various sculptures – organic and geometric forms, totems, and wall-hung relief pieces. For molds you can choose from a large variety of plastic and cardboard containers. Wilma will walk you through step-by-step preparation of molds. You will mix lightweight concrete and fill the prepped forms, which will then cure overnight. On Sunday we’ll remove the forms, and if needed make repairs. Information about adhesives and materials, along with a discussion about what participants want to do with their concrete substrates, will conclude the workshop.
You will leave with an assortment of 3-dimensional concrete substrates ready to mosaic at home or in the workshop offered the following weekend.
Tuition: $150 + $20 materials fee
Sat Sep 28, 10 - 4:30pm
Sun Sep 29, 10 - 4:30 pm
Studio 9, Oakland CA
Three-dimensionality in mosaics can be technically challenging but also lends itself to creating thought-provoking and playful artwork. Images of modern sculpture and a discussion about what makes sculpture compelling, will serve as a jump off point for the workshop.
If you took the previous weekend’s concrete workshop, bring your sculpture substrates. Otherwise Wilma provides substrates that are cast concrete forms 5-8” in diameter.
Wilma will demonstrate techniques and tips for tackling convex and concave curves, use of thinset, as well as optional grouting. A variety of materials are provided – stained glass, tile, ceramics, smalti, bottlenecks, pebbles, beads, coins and more –for you to create one or two wall-hung or freestanding mosaic sculptures. You’re welcome to bring mementos and other materials.
Students should have some basic mosaic experience.
Tuition: $220 + $30 materials fee
Esalen Institute produced a lovely short video of the 5-day mosaic workshop I taught in January 2019.
I’ll be teaching at Esalen again in Spring 2020. Dates to come.
Art Barn at Esalen Institute on Big Sur coast.