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MOSAIC MANDALA DESIGN with Traditional Handmade Smalti Glass with Dianne S...

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Weekend intensive format:

Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm ( with a one hour lunch break each day)

June 22-23 Mosaic Mandala Designs

$350 includes $60 supply fee

In this fascinating and challenging course, participants will learn intriguing facts about sacred geometry, nature and art, the Golden Ratio, and elements of mandala design. (Mandalas are round geometric designs, with individual, spiritual, cultural or religious significance.) The techniques we will learn were used and understood by our Byzantine predecessors, and will give each of us the ability to create beautiful works of geometric mosaic art.

Each student will receive their own design tool kit, put together by Dianne specifically for workshop participants. Participants will learn how to effectively use compasses, protractors and calipers to expand their design capabilities. Using a combination of instruction and exercises, we will design an individual mandala on paper, translate that design onto the substrate, and begin the creation of our mosaics. While it is possible to finish the mosaic work during the weekend, most participants choose to proceed at their own pace and complete their mosaic at home.

In this special version of the course, participants will use handcrafted glass Smalti, one of the most beautiful and revered mosaic materials available. It has been used for centuries by mosaic masters worldwide in both traditional and contemporary mosaic work. You have undoubtedly seen it in its full glory if you have visited cathedrals and holy places that feature Byzantine mosaics.

If you have never used this exquisite material in your mosaics, this class will provide an excellent introduction. We will learn about the different types of smalti, cutting methods and techniques, andamento (the layout and direction of your mosaic pieces), adhesives, and more.

Materials will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring items from home if they choose. Many students like to bring a "focal point" for the center of their mandala. Something between approximately 1/2" to 4" that has particular significance.

Each participant will leave the workshop with enhanced design abilities, a different view of the universe we live in, and the tools and knowledge to create beautiful mosaic mandala designs on their own.

Dianne will guide you through the process from beginning to end, with multimedia presentations and plenty of hands-on learning. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. This is Dianne's "signature" course, based on her years of exploration, inquiry and experimentation.

LEVEL: Intermediate, or with some basic mosaic experience.

Students should bring:

- Mosaic Nippers

- Tweezers

- Palette knife (for spreading adhesive)

- Glass scorer and running plier (if we use stained glass)

- Scissors

- A central focal point and any specific tesserae they want to use

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Dianne Sonnenberg is an internationally-recognized mosaic artist and experienced instructor based in Austin, TX and Port Carling (Muskoka), Ontario. She has been involved in the global mosaic community for over 12 years, and is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and Associazione Culturale Clauiano Mosaics. Dianne is passionate about mosaic art, and has been creating mosaic mandalas throughout her career. Her mosaics and sculptural works have won numerous awards, including Best Architectural Mosaic at the 2010 Mosaic Arts International Exhibit in Chicago, IL. Dianne is Artistic Director at The Austin School of Mosaic Art, a Board Member of the Austin Mosaic Guild and the Texas Society of Sculptors, a member of the faculty at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria, and is a sought-after instructor across the US and Canada. Website: http://DianneSonnenberg.com

Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/DianneSonnenbergMosaics

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