CLASSES FORMING NOW - SCHEDULES TO BE PUBLISHED SOON!
Please contact me if you are interested in a group or private lesson, or a workshop. I am in the process of taking names and suggestions for types of classes students are interested in and the schedule options that work best. I will be offering the following classes:
Tiny Treasures Mosaic Jewelry
GOG Glass on Glass
Pique Assiette china, pottery, ceramics
Mixed-Media just about anything
Private Instruction customized to the needs of each individual student
Peace By Peace Package including lodging, some meals and other activities
Artist-in-Residence planning, coordination, instruction, installation and follow-up for mosaic art and installation projects of all kinds to schools, organizations and community groups.
With the following types of scheduling:
1. WEEKEND INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Designed for students traveling to the area for the course, or for local residents who would rather take a weekend course than commit to a weekly class schedule. An example of the schedule might be as follows:Saturday
10am - 2pm Finalize design with help of instructor, choose materials and get started. Instructor will be available through out the day to provide help and support to each individual student. Lunch is on your own whenever you choose to take it, but tea and treats will be served at 4pm.Sunday
10am - 2pm Continue work under guidance of instructor. Because most adhesives should be given several days to cure before grouting, students will not have an opportunity to grout during class time. Instead, there will be a grouting demonstration and students will leave with written grouting instructions and a packet of grout to complete their project as well as information for sealing and finishing the work for display or use.
For those traveling to the area for the workshop, many types of accommodations are available in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom Region of Vermont, which is a prime tourist destination. Please feel free to request information on lodging and dining in the area.
2. FOUR WEEK COURSE
Designed for local residents who prefer shorter sessions and can commit to a month-long series of classes. Classes are held on a regular day of the week, such as every Monday or every Thursday as works out best for the majority of students interested. Classes are held on various days and at various times throughout the year. An example of a 4 week course held in the evening might be as follows:First Class Session
7pm - 9pm Studio tour, safety practices; introduction to materials and use of tools, and discussion of design parameters, including various opus, andamento, grout lines, composition and color selection. As "homework", students will consider their design and bring some sketches to bring to the next session. Second Class Session
7pm - 9pm Students will finalize design with help of instructor, choose materials and get started. Instructor will be available through out the session to provide help and support to each individual student.Third Class Sesson
7pm - 9pm Continue working on piece with help of instructor with the goal of completing it before the next session. Some "home work" may be required to complete the piece before the last session if you wish to be ready to grout.Fourth Class Session
7pm - 9pm After a short grouting demonstration, students will grout their pieces with instructions on how to seal and display them once they are completed.
3. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Designed for students who want to work on a specific project or specific set of skills and have full time guidance and support of the teacher. Private instruction is customized to the needs of the student and can include everything from design parameters, to use of tools and materials, to installation guidelines, to advanced techniques with tools and materials. Examples of special projects include creating a kitchen backsplash, a patio table or a wall mural. Advanced private lessons include planning and cutting for specific opus, adhesives and techniques for combining materials or other mosaic methodologies such as "indirect" or out door installation
4. PEACE BY PIECE MOSAIC CLASS AND TOURISM PACKAGE
Designed for students who want to learn mosaic and also enjoy all that Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has to offer. Packages include 12 hours of mosaic instruction customized to the needs of the student, lodging, some meals and other sports and recreation activities or local attractions. Since the Kingdom has all sorts of things to offer visitors, your package can be tailor made to your interests. There are many lodging, dining and activity options. See Travel the Kingdom
for further information about this region of Vermont.
I am available to come to your school, organization or meet with your community group to facilitate mosaic projects of all kinds appropriate to the age and experience level of the participants. Examples include mosaic trivets made by grade school students for Mother's Day; mosaic fine art pieces made by high school students; mosaic murals made by organizations and mosaic sculpture made by community groups.