Let's Pretty-up Your Yard!
*Large Round Mosaic Color Wheel that can be hung outdoors (or indoors)!
Sept 7 (10-4) and Sept 21 (10-4) and Oct 5 (10-4)
In this 3-day workshop (dates above) you will make a large 24" round color wheel that is completely weatherproof and can hang outside (or inside, of course). There will be homework between class session 1 and 2, and 2 and 3.
Day 1 (Sept 7) cutting and prepping substrate. You will learn all about a lightweight, exterior-grade tile backerboard to make mosaics that can withstand the elements. You will get it cut and prepped, and rigged for hanging. On this day, you will also create your tempered glass center piece. (See photo) Before you leave, you will be given supplies to complete the border of your piece (this is homework, approx hours needed: 5)
Day 2 (Sept 21)
This day is devoted to finishing off as much tesserae-gluing as possible. (Tesserae you'll be using: glass bars, mirror, glass gems, stained glass) You will be able to work at your own pace, choose your own materials, and use my tools. At the end of the day, you'll take whatever supplies you need to finish off the gluing stage on your own. (Approx time needed: 5-10 hours)
Day 3 (Oct 5)
This day is devoted to grouting. You will learn all about grout, grout colorants, and grouting with several colors. The only thing remaining, that you will need to do on your own is sealing the grout and finishing off edges.
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Price: 555. Includes 3-days of workshop and all materials (substrate, tools, tesserae, grout, hanging device, grout colorants, mesh, etc.)