Mary will help you turn a ho-hum mosaic into a spectacular one. Learn basic tips to transform your mosaic landscapes, still lifes, or portraits into eye-catching pieces, ones that will often be mistaken for a photo or painting when viewed at a distance.
Achieving photo-realism is a learned skill. Using examples from her own early work, Mary will demonstrate the dos and donts and show how making a few changes in your approach and execution will improve the "realistic" look of your mosaic.
Students will work from a photo of their choice or choose an image provided by Mary. (No human portraits please). Mary suggests picking a size you can frame - 10" x 13" or 12" X 12" MDF board. If students are not able to bring their own glass and substrate, please get in touch with Linda.
Students will use the "direct method" to adhere their glass directly onto a substrate. You will be guided with design details over the course of the workshop and given tips on how to finish at home if not completed in class. Mary will also demo the "forced Weldbond technique she uses instead of grouting. Some of the materials provided will be the glue, brushes, carbon paper and grey primer paint for the MDF board.
Mary has been doing fine art mosaics since 2004. Like many artists, it took several years before she could create stand out pieces. It was through pursuing photo-realism in mosaics that finally she grasped the unappreciated role of light and shadow in a composition. And a huge door then opened for all kinds of artistic expression. https://www.marydrivermosaics.com/
The artists and I work very hard to bring the best mosaic instruction to Asheville.
Cancellation notice more than 30 days before class will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. Under 30 days, there will be no refund.