Craving Color? New mosaic courses!

UPDATE: NEXT CLASS Sept. 29 -30 2012

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Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland CA

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

INTRODUCTION TO SMALTI with Instructor: Lillian Sizemore

YOU can do it…BELIEVE it…ALL THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK is made by BEGINNERS!

In this course, beginning to intermediate students will gain hands-on knowledge into the world’s most fabulous mosaic material. Smalti is the colorful glass used for mosaics since the Byzantine era and is renowned for it’s unique light catching and reflective qualities. And even if you have taken this course before, you can take your skills to the next level with Lillian’s supportive instruction.

Course includes:

  • Digital presentation of the history of the material, an inside look at the smalti foundries of Venice, and stunning fine art examples ranging from ancient to contemporary.
  • One-on-one instruction and encouragement in cutting with the hammer and hardie and rotary nippers. We will demystify “the stump,” explore how to cut specific shapes, lay patterns, and andamento. Students will set smalti directly into a mortar bed, and gain tips and tricks for more efficient work habits and studio ergonomics.
  • Color lessons: Working with a 2 pound bag of multi-color smalti, students intimately experience the juicy color ranges that smalti material has to offer. Get acquainted with color wheel, tone, intensity, gradients and how to specify from the color charts for future projects.
  • Design creation: hands-on planning, design, preparing sketches and graphics, how to approach your 8″ x 8″ study for maximum learning potential using your mixed color bag, and inspiration for future projects.
  • Students will leave with a finished study and be prepared for the next level.

All materials and tools with up-to-date resources and handouts provided. Students receive a 15% discount on any additional Italian DiMosaico smalti purchased at IMA’s Mosaic Studio Supply during the course. (a great deal – worth the class alone!)

Cost $225

REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH INSTITUTE OF MOSAIC ART. HERE

Convenient accommodations are located near to the school, if you are coming in from out of town! More info on the IMA website.

THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CLASS!  WE WELCOME RETURN STUDENTS!

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