BARN member: $80 (2 sessions)
Non-member: $96 (2 sessions)
Saturday, October 1 from 12 to 4 pm & Sunday, October 2 from 12 to 2 pm
Materials Fee: $25 (Payable at beginning of first class)
In this two-session basic mosaics class, you will explore the use of different types of materials that are used to create mosaics as well as adhesives, bases, and grouting. You will learn about and use various mosaic tools and find out where to purchase supplies. You will make a simple project using glass tiles. The project will teach such skills as cutting tile, different approaches to applying tile, and design elements unique to mosaic. During the first session, you will adhere the design to the base, and in the second session, you will grout and complete the project.
This class is for beginners, and all materials and tools will be supplied.
Instructor: Gillian Allard first fell in love with mosaics in Barcelona’s Park Güell after seeing the work of Anton Gaudi. Her first art pieces were stepping stones. She then progressed to furniture and signs. Most of her work is inspired by discarded or broken dishes that become one-of-a-kind functional pieces for the garden and home. In addition to china, pottery and stoneware, a variety of glass tile and gems, broken tile and found objects are incorporated into her designs. The breaking of the ceramics is organic and random in nature and one of her goals is to capture that energy. Recreating memories reusing materials are an important part of her mosaic work. She has lead workshops involving the creation of memories with found objects students have collected or by using mosaic to celebrate lasting friendships.