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This workshop takes place in my shady backyard in Carmichael, CA (Sacramento) under canopies.

Yard Art 1: Substrates
Let's Pretty-up Your Yard!
Mosaics for Outdoors

Sept 12, 2020 (10-5)
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In this one-day workshop you will make a substrate that is weatherproof so that you can mosaic it later to hang outside. You will have an 18" square piece of backerboard to do what you want with it: make one large substrate or several small ones. You will learn easy ways to cut the board into curved shapes like rounds, suns, fish, mushrooms, butterflies, etc. Next, you'll finish the edges, rig for hanging, and perhaps begin to add a design to the surface.

New this year: you will learn how to add 3d features to your 18" piece, and how to make simple 3d forms like globes, cones, totems.

You will receive purchasing information for all materials used in class so you can create more substrates on your own.

Note: While there will be some discussion about tesserae (ceramic and glass tiles, etc), this class does not include time or materials for that. If you want to learn more about exterior-grade mosaic tesserae, please take Yard Art 2: Tesserae.

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Price: 150.+ 45. materials fee

To register send me an email at susan@scmosaics.com.

Feeback about his workshop:
"I highly recommend Yard Art 1 & 2, wonderful mosaic classes led by artist Susan Crocenzi. I had the pleasure of participating in both classes and I thoroughly enjoyed myself both times. I consider myself a bit artsy and I love color, but I am strictly a beginner with mosaics, even though I've wanted to try mosaic art for many years. I first learned of Susan in an article early this year in my local Pocket news. It was a large article about Susan's world travels and accomplishments associated with her artwork, and I learned that she had created an outside mural at a home in my community. I found the home, met the owner, and was thoroughly amazed at her magnificent mural created by Susan Crocenzi. Susan is clearly a very talented artist but, perhaps more importantly, she seems to love teaching and sharing her knowledge. Take her class and go have fun!" --Karol

Learn how to use backerboard to make fantastic shapes to mosaic and hang in the garden!
Yard Art 1: Substrates