Desert Mosaic Paintings (Coming in June 2020)
COMING IN JUNE 2020
June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 1, 2020
Wednesday mornings, 9:00 am – noon
The Art Institute
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM)
PRE-REGISTRATION required with ASDM.
Are you calmed and refreshed by the desert? You can harness and preserve those feelings with a desert-themed mosaic. In this class, you will create an 8x10” mosaic that looks like a painting from nature, using the double-direct method of mosaics with art glass on wood and non-toxic adhesive. Mosaic artist Andrea Edmundson will show you how to create unique “brush strokes” with art glass. Students will learn how to prepare their substrates, cut and nip glass, use a cartoon from nature provided by the instructor, apply tesserae, and how to grout and finish their pieces. Tools, art glass, and safety equipment are provided. Absolutely no open-toed shoes or open beverage containers. Note, too, that glass cutting and nipping requires considerable hand strength.
This class consists of five 3-hour sessions.
Andrea Edmundson, former co-owner of Upcycle Tucson, has been an educator and corporate trainer for more than 25 years. She specializes in creating courses that focus on skill development. Most recently, she worked for the State Department. She has a PhD in education, but she learned most of her skills in the hands-on development and implementation of classes and workshops. However, Andrea is also an artist that has endured many unproductive or poorly organized art and crafts classes. She understands what students need to be motivated and how they prefer to develop their artistic skills. “Being an effective instructor doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice artistic inspiration; it just means you need to know how to reach your adult learners.”
REGISTRATION will be with the ASDM Art Institute, NOT on this website. Once the class is available, a link will be provided here.
CREDIT: Quail photo by Kendall Kroesen, Tucson, AZ, used with permission.