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Mosaic – Beyond Basics

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor:  Jennifer Kuhns
Date: Sat. Apr. 11th & Sun. Apr. 12th
Time: Instruction is 10 am – 5:00 pm 
Cost: $169
Registration closes:  Apr. 6th

Number of Students: Minimum of 5, maximum of 12
Skill level: No experience required

Materials provided by student: Mosaic tools, if they have them.  This includes: Glass scorer (toyo cutter), breaker-grozier pliers, running pliers and wheeled glass nippers.  

Class Description:  This is a mosaic class for the beginner level mosaic artist interested in taking mosaic beyond simple craft projects.  The instructor will present the fundamentals of mosaic, defining and explaining words like “tesserae,” “andamento,” and “opus palladianum.”  After an overview of materials, substrates, adhesives and tools used in mosaic for various applications, students will create a small project to take home. This is by no means a comprehensive mosaic class, which would take many sessions.  But, it will introduce the basic concepts required to move forward with this medium. Tools required: Wheeled nippers for glass and tile nippers.  Students can bring their own, or purchase a set from the instructor with advance notice. 

Notes: All classes take place at the Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501. Classes will be canceled if minimum number of students are not registered. Registering early helps us prepare and offer the highest quality experience for everyone and there is no risk: Full refunds are provided if classes are canceled.   The Arbutus Folk School proudly admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.