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- Instructor Name
- Deb Aldo
- Workshop Title
- Drawing and Design for Mosaics
- Workshop Location
- Highfield Hall
- Workshop Date (s)
- August 23&24
- Falmouth Cape Cod
- US State
- United States
- Workshop Description
- The DESIGN section- This class is ideal if you have some mosaic experience cutting and fitting materials, but have been using others designs because you are not sure how to proceed with your own. We will analyze various composition styles such as rhythm and repetition, symmetrical and overlapping shapes, line weights and scale and a bit on color theory. When you are trying to communicate through your art, choosing the most effective composition type will help clarify both the message and the construction of a piece. Bring lunch, sketchbooks, pencils, colored pencils, Note pads, pencils, erasers and colored pencils or markers. You will need to supply your own nippers, picks, spatulas, tweezers, hammer and hardies or whatever other commonly used tools. We will have a few tools on hand. Bring questions, or better yet past mistakes that you want critiqued. Different styles of work such as abstract and figurative will also be touched on and why one works better than another.
The DRAWING section- No fruit bowl drawing here but you will learn how your sketches can make your mosaics work better. Based on what we learned about design, you will sketch several types of compositions. You will then learn to sketch several types of andamentos. This is the precursor to cutting the actual materials. In Italy when you want to become a master you spend months just drawing the transfer sheets, then you learn to cut, THEN you actually mosaic. That will be the last part of the class. Minimum 8 students.
August 23 & 24 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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