Instructor: Laurel True


SUNDAY 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 8, 2013 (ONE DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)


Description: Learn to use what’s around you to create imaginative, inspiring mosaic artwork!


In this one-day workshop students will create a beautiful mosaic piece using reclaimed, salvaged, found and recycled materials.  


Artists are working more and more with recycled and reclaimed materials, and in this time in our world it is important to find uses for what is around us. Artists are in a wonderful position to forge ahead with creative ideas for using what is available in the surrounding environment. Using collected materials, cast offs and what many consider to be “waste” is an earth –friendly, green way to approach art making.    


Mosaic is a perfect technique through which to explore combinations of different media, and New Orleans is a perfect city for sourcing materials.  Instructor will give a brief digital presentation showing how artists around the world are creating wonderful artworks using recycled materials.  Class will include a neighborhood walk to fond inspiration and source a few materials. 


Lecture will include information about sourcing and gathering materials and how to process and combine materials to achieve interesting effects.  


Technical construction methods will be covered including how to correctly prepare a surface to receive mosaic, what adhesives to use for specific materials and how to grout and/ or finish a mosaic so it will last. 


Each student will design and create a unique piece of mosaic artwork to take home. (Recycled) substrates will be provided by instructor or students can bring their own with consent of instructor. (No wood for exterior projects!) There will be a great range of materials available for student use including: second run and use ceramic tile scrap stained glass, architectural glass, mirror, dishes and pottery, metal objects and hardware, bottle caps, sea glass, slag glass, bottles and salvaged glass, beautiful discards from professional glass studios, stone, marble and more...Students are encouraged to bring additional materials to work with if they would like.


Level: Any, beginners welcome

Class price: Register before August 24: $120, register August 25 – September 7: $150

Materials fee:  Included

Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10