Piecing it Together - Learn to Create A Mosaic

Dates:March 30, 2019 Other Dates
Meets:Sa from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Instructor:Gail Parsons
Fee: $62.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Description

The earliest known examples of mosaics were found at a temple in Mesopotamia and date to the second half of the third millennium BC. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells, and ivory. While materials may have changed some, the concepts and procedures are relatively unchanged. Mosaics are created with any number of random items including glass, ceramic, and porcelain.

In this class, you will learn about the different tesserae used to create a mosaic and how to cut glass (the glass you use for your mosaic in this class will already be cut). You'll also learn a wealth of tips and tricks to make creating your own mosaics at home. The design you use for this one will be simple, and you will have a choice of several options.

In the morning session of the class, you'll design the mosaic (roughly 9 square inches). We'll take an hour for lunch, which will give the adhesive time to dry. After lunch you will apply the grout.
You will be given a small spray bottle of grout sealer to take home with you to seal your mosaic 48 to 72 hours later.

Ages 16+.

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