Workshops Workshops | Summer 2016 - Page 9

Mosaics Mosaic art is enjoying a resurgence in the United States — and glass, in its many forms, is playing a major role in this new wave of artistic creativity. In this workshop, you will look at several types of glass, focusing on the traditional Italian smalti and comparing it to products from Mexico, China, and the United States. In addition, a sampling of other mosaic materials is available, including marble and stone. WORKSHOPS Smalti Mosaic with Carol Stirton-Broad Architectural Mosaic with Yakov Hanansen July 11–15 — $675 July 25–29 — $675 In this workshop students will initially produce a small sampler using traditional techniques. Next, students will design a larger piece, using these materials in their own style. Finally, students will learn design transfer and create a final work of art using the direct method. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of tools including hammers, hardies, and glass nippers. Learn the intricacies of designing and executing large-scale durable architectural mosaic. Class lectures will include important information about selecting substrates and fixatives that will withstand moisture and freeze-thaw cycles for professional outdoor installations. Repair and conservation of historic mosaics will be discussed. Students will work on the design and creation of a series of samples in the indirect method. Students will study mosaic tesserae and original cartoons prepared for the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Carol Stirton-Broad holds a B.F.A. from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and has also studied at Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Orsoni (Venice, Italy), Scuola Arte del Mosaico (Ravenna, Italy), and the Chicago Mosaic School. Stirton-Broad has taught ceramic and mosaic workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia), Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA), and Abington Art Center (Jenkintown, PA). Stirton-Broad’s work has been exhibited in many locations, including The Magic Garden, The Clay Studio, Ariana Gallery (Royal Oak, MI), the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), Abington Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance, and Tyler School of Art. Yakov Hana