THE POPULAR PICASSIETTE PORTRATURE CLASS IS BACK!! $65 MATERIALS FEE PAID AT TIME OF CLASS FRI, SAT, SUN JUNE 12, 13, 14
GILA will share her extensive knowledge about creating mosaic portraits, with an emphasis on picassiette; cutting, shaping & incorporating dishes and pottery into mosaics.
There will be demonstrations on how to use hand tools to cut & shape picassiette materials, and tips on using these materials to add texture & interest to your portrait. Each participant will receive individual attention & guidance while working on their own unique portrait.
Since individuals work at different paces, students are not expected to finish their portrait in a 3-day workshop. I will discuss a plan with each student on how to complete their works at home. Participants will leave the workshop with a good understanding of choosing a subject, transferring a design to substrate, understanding value, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating likeness, and much more.
Everyone is encouraged to bring some of their own unique finds (dishes, pottery, teacups, etc) to incorporate into and personalize their works. Thrift stores & yard sales finds are perfect, as is clearing out cabinets of chipped, cracked dishes, and those broken bits that you can’t bear to throw away, but would love to incorporated into your art! Bringing extra to share ensures that there will be unique and surprising selections for all.
GILA ARRIVED AT THE VISUAL ARTS AFTER A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A FREE LANCE MUSICAIN AND EDUCATOR. ALLOWING HER STRONG SENSE OF INTUITION AND LOVE OF EXPERIMENTATION TO GUIDE HER, GILA HAS DEVELOPED A UNIQUE VOICE IN THE REALM OF MOSAIC PORTRAITURE. SHE EXHIBITS REGULARLY THROUGHOUT THE US AND HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HER EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS. IN THE SUMMER OF 2018, SHE WAS ONE OF 9 ARTISTS, FROM 7 COUNTRIES, INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 3RD CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC ART SYMPOSIUM IN PLOAGHE SARDINIA, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MAESTRO GIULIO MENOSSI. GILA TRAVELS EXTENSIVELY GIVING WORKSHOPS AND SHARING HER PASSION FOR MOSAIC PORTRAITURE. HER ARTWORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN NUMEROUS BOOKS AND IS COLLECTED WORLDWIDE. https://www.gilamosaics.com/workshops.html
THE ARTISTS AND I WORK VERY HARD TO BRING THE BEST CLASS EXPERIENCES TO ASHEVILLE. CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS A $100 PROCESSING FEE. UNDER 30 DAYS, THERE WILL BE NO REFUND.