TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Instructor: Laurel True

Dates/Times:
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

January 26 - 27, 2013 (2-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Description: This is a perfect "next step" for students with a beginning mosaic class already under their belt.

 

In this class students will learn how to work with a variety of materials and with different types of tools to get differing effects with their materials.  Lecture and demonstration will cover specialty cutting techniques such as carving and honing, precision cutting and refinement of shapes for varied effects.  Students will try their hand at specialty cutting with glass, tile and stone and gain a deeper understanding of how each tool can be used for desired effects.

 

Tools presented include: sidebiter and rotary nippers, micro-cutters, strip cutters, scoring and breaking tools, honing and marking tools, Starrett nippers and Platinum nippers.

 

Texture, flow (andamento) and use of color and shape will be addressed, as well as how to get the most out of your materials- whatever they are. Students will use clear adhesives or a tinted mortar bed for their project and will be able to decide whether to create a grouted or non- grouted piece (there will be no grouting in class). A variety of different setting techniques will be presented and students will create studies and set a series of small exercises to better understand ancient setting techniques and lay patterns as well as modern methods and techniques.

 

Materials presented will include marble and stone, vitreous glass, recycled and other types of thick glass, mirror, smalti and smalti- like materials and ceramic.

 

Students will take home several small exercises and a medium sized project.


Level: Any

Class Price:
Register before January 12: $225,
register December 29 – January 12: $255

Materials: Included  

Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10