Getty Villa Mosaic Workshops

Lillian returns to the magnificent GETTY VILLA in Malibu to teach the art of mosaic. Her demos and workshops will focus on ancient influences in contemporary mosaic to complement the new exhibition

Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets).

Lillian demonstrates mosaic techniques at Getty Villa

PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION, and scroll down for CLASSES

ARTIST-AT-WORKfree and open to the public with advance timed, tickets

1 to 3 PM

October 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 2008

LILLIAN DEMONSTRATES ancient and contemporary mosaic techniques. The Artist-at-Work demos will feature a vast array of contemporary and traditional materials, resources and setting styles, and a station where the public can try their hand at setting a bit of mosaic. Lillian will be working on a hand-cut piece, using traditional hammer and hardie tools. Contemporary mosaic work influenced by ancient traditions will be on view.

MOSAIC WORKSHOPS

ANCIENT STONES IN MODERN CONTEXTS

Roman Borders

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CHOOSE A CLASS

Wednesday November 5, 2008

Thursday, November 6,

Saturday, November 8,

or

Sunday, November 9
from 10 am – 5 pm
Education Studio, Getty Villa

LILLIAN”S LIVELY instruction will include an overview of mosaic techniques and a presentation of ancient mosaic pavement designs along side contemporary mosaic artists’ work influenced by antiquity. The class project will be based on a 12″ x 12″ square grid often seen in repeat patterns of the Roman pavements. Students will design and complete their own geometric mosaic design in marble tiles. We’ll tour the Villa’s galleries and mosaics for further inspiration. No experience needed!

THE COURSE covers symmetry and order, changing color ways, how to draw and count out linear sequence. It is astounding the variety of designs that can be created from the simple grid once there is understanding of the underlying structure.

LILLIAN SHOWS cutting techniques with hammer & hardie and nippers but there is no cutting required to complete the exercise.

Course fee $95; $90 students. Open to 15 participants.

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