Shard Logic: Finding the rhythm in the random With Visiting Artist Kelley Knickerbocker
Harmonious, cohesive mosaics can be built from the most dissonant of scraps and shards. This course offers two methods for this: the first uses a unifying material to organize the dissonance, the second uses repetition. As you build a small sample, then one mosaic in each method, set directly into thinset mortar (no previous mortar experience necessary!), watch random mosaic material leftovers, offcuts and scraps cohere into a rhythmic, balanced and lively abstract work of art. As with odd bits of fabric in a rag rug, their scrappy dissonance becomes their visual/textural strength when effectively woven together.
February 3-4 Studio 9 Oakland $400 This workshop is sold out
Abstract – Hummingbird Sculpture Visiting Artist David Jarvinen
This Abstract Hummingbird Sculpture will make you smile while you create! If you have taken an abstract class with David before, you will have new skills to deploy on this wonderful project! Beginners welcome too! Using Smalti, beads, wire and glass tiles on a metal hummingbird-shaped substrate to understand space and movement. We use colored adhesive to define negative space, so there is no need for grouting! Yea!
Friday, February 23rd 10am to 4 pm $175 (+materials fee $60, due in class) Join us for the weekend class too...and save $20 Register HERE