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- Instructor Name
- Lynne Chinn
- Workshop Title
- Abstract Mosaics
- Workshop Location
- Highfield Hall
- Workshop Date (s)
- June 25, 26, 27
- Falmouth, Cape Cod
- US State
- United States
- Workshop Description
- Do you want to push the limits on your design and mosaic skills? Create an abstract mosaic under the watchful eye of award winning designer and professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn, as she navigates you through all of the elements that go into such a project.
You will learn how and where to gather your inspiration for abstraction, as well as some advanced design and color theory ideas to contemplate. New techniques will be shared for the cutting and placement of tesserae to add texture, depth, dimension and excitement to all of your work. The mosaic you will be doing in class will be 12” x 12”. It will be monochromatic (choose one single color – with light, medium and dark tones included). Please bring enough tesserae to cover at least one 12” square, in a variety of materials within your chosen color scheme. You will want to have a good selection of textures, finishes, and values. For instance: consider the different textures and finishes you would have if you brought some vitreous glass, iridized vitreous glass, stained glass, Italian smalti, transparenti, Mexican smalti, Millefiori, marble, porcelain, ceramic, crystals, buttons, sea shells, beach glass and safety glass.
It is not necessary to have them all; in fact, if you have enough variety of values with just one type of tesserae (light to dark, within one color range) enough texture can be created with cuts and andamento to have an interesting piece.
Level: Some mosaic understanding—such as cutting and adhering tile, and tool use
Class Minimum: 10 students, maximum 20
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