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THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 4 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY TAMI MACALA OTHERWISE IT WILL BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED.
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Kickassiette: Blowing the Lid Off of Crockery Mosaic
with Kelley Knickerbocker
February 24th & 25th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p both days
Picassiette* is the process of transforming crockery and found objects into mosaic. What makes crockery so tempting and ideal for mosaic is not only its availability, ease of cutting, and varied glazes, but its unique curvatures, bumps and protrusions that translate to gorgeous dimensionality in tesserae.
In this technique-rich, hands-on workshop, Kelley ramps pique assiette up an innovative notch with her unusual methods of cutting/setting not only the flat surfaces of plates and other ceramic ware, but the lips, feet, rims, handles, lids, spouts, and more, including the exposing/tinting of the inner clay body. Students will learn cutting tools and techniques; setting in mortar to maximize sculptural/dimensional possibilities; building a cohesive color/material palette, and composing with crockery’s challenging curves and bumps.
Students will have the opportunity to create a sample board and at least one mosaic in class.
*Thought to be derived from the French slang “pique” (to steal) + “assiette” (plate).
Fee $350.00 + $25 materials fee
Beginner Mosaic workshop
Saturday June 9th
with Tami Macala
In this fun, creative and fast paced workshop Tami will teach you the first steps to creating your own mosaic art project. Working in one full day Tami will break down all the steps including creating a design, how to lay out your china or tesserae. How to use the proper adhesives and what the right and wrong materials are for interior and exterior mosaics. She will leave no question unanswered and take away all the mystery in creating your first mosaic. In this workshop students will work on a 11″x 11″ board for interior display only. All materials and tools are supplied for this workshop.
Intro to Mexican Smalti with Tami Macala
June 30th-July 1st
Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p both day
Mexican Smalti is one of the most vibrant and beautiful tesserae. Come learn how to create a mosaic with this incredible material. Learn as Tami teaches how to work in the abstract and teach her style of breaking lines and creating her own unique flow and movement. Using a pre-prepped substrate each student will receive an 11″x 11″ board that will be suitable for exterior display. Students will learn about color, shaping the tesserae and how to create cohesive interstices, or the space between the tesserae. There will be no grouting for this workshop. This is a great workshop for a beginner or the more experienced. There is so much one can do once they learn these techniques and be able to repeat back in your own studio. Come play for the weekend and learn all about the beautiful Mexican smalti.
Fee $295.00+ $50.00 materials fee