Classes I have offered in the past have included;
Introduction to the Ancient Art of Mosaic
In this fun and informative 2 day class you’ll learn the basics of mosaic using modern materials such as recycled stained glass, mirror pieces and “gems.” You’ll be creating your mosaic on a pre-framed flat panel that will be ready to hang (indoors) when you leave class. On day one, we’ll discuss design elements, how to prepare your surface or substrate, cutting or nipping your glass pieces and choices of cements and adhesives. Then you’ll create your mosaic using the methods I’ve shown you. On day two, you’ll be ready to grout your mosaic! You’ll learn this and how polish and finish your piece. This workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to learn the basics to create a beautiful mosaic.
“Pique Assiette” Style Mosaic
Pique Assiette is a form of art that specifically uses broken plates arranged in patterns or designs. Would you like to learn how to work with pieces of broken china? We’ll be creating a mosaic picture or mirror frame. In this 2-day workshop you’ll learn how to use broken china to create fantastic effects. On day one, I’ll talk about design, color and placement. You’ll learn breaking and cutting techniques for the china. Then you’ll attach your pieces, learning about adhesives. On day two, we’ll grout the mosaic, clean and give it a final polish. This is my favorite style of mosaic making!
Glass on Glass Mosaic
We’ll be using recycled stained glass pieces on a clear glass panel, for a mosaic made to sit in a window or near light. If you love the stained glass effect but don’t want to deal with the that process, this workshop is for you… I have developed a special technique that creates spectacular effects!
Mosaics to Go!
In just 4 hours you can create a mosaic you’ll be proud to display! In this workshop you’ll have the option of using a wide variety of broken china, mirror, recycled stained glass and found objects. You’ll have everything you need to create a beautiful, ready to hang, work of art.
Location unless otherwise specified:
Kast Hill Studio
195 Kast Hill Rd.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Studio open by appointment only unless Open Studio is posted here. Thanks, hope to see you soon!