Mosaic Art: Patterns in Nature ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN
March 1-6, 2020
Esalen Institute, Big Sur CA
Nature provides us with space to quiet our souls, gain perspective, and harness our creativity. Explore Esalen's stunning grounds to find places that resonate and inspire your mosaic art, be it big vistas, small individual succulents, or anything in between. Mosaic is a slow and contemplative art form, perfectly suited for Esalen’s restorative setting. In this mosaic workshop we discuss patterns found in nature, which translate so beautifully into the medium of mosaic.
Conceive, develop and realize your own mosaic project, with guidance offered by mosaic artist Wilma Wyss. You sketch initial concepts in pencil. Wilma works one-on-one with you as you develop your concept into mosaic artwork. We compose in glass, tile and found objects. Demonstrations include cutting and shaping the materials, adhesives, and use of color. Slide presentations illustrate relevant examples and the power of pattern. Known for her joyful teaching style, and her creative use of materials, Wilma provides individual instruction to foster your creativity.
This workshop is designed for adults who may have some experience with mosaic, as well as anyone who has never touched a wheeled nipper. The materials fee provides you high-quality wheeled nippers (to keep), glass in wide variety of colors, and materials to complete one or more wall-hung mosaics.
Esalen Institute produced a lovely short video of the 5-day mosaic workshop I taught in January 2019.
Art Barn at Esalen Institute on Big Sur coast.