MOSAIC : Mixed Media and Found Objects Workshop with Angel Allen
Time & Location
About The Event
Workshop Description (from the instructor)
Enjoy two days of mosaic exploration using a variety of materials including glass, broken ceramics, fine china, beads, jewelry, and trash pile finds. All supplies provided including substrate, tools, adhesive and grout. Participants are encouraged to bring objects such as costume jewelry, broken China, costume jewelry, and their own finds to include. This is not required. No previous experience required.
Participants will create their own wall mounted mirror using a myriad of supplies including stained glass, glass beads, porcelain, pottery shards and found objects.
Participants are encouraged to bring objects such as costume jewelry, broken China, costume jewelry, and their own finds to include. This is not required. All supplies provided including substrate, tools, adhesive and grout.
Day 1: A discussion of a short history of mosaic making and the rise of contemporary mosaics; idea generation and design work; assembling mosaic.
Day 2: Grouting, cleaning, and polishing
About the Instructor
My attraction to clay and glass has blossomed into a love affair with the mediums of clay and mosaics over the last 25 years. Delving through junk drawers, trash piles, and stained glass shops unearths treasures that become seeds for the next mosaic and represent important themes in my work. The gorgeous, colored art glass brings life and freshness while creating movement and harmony. The reflective quality of the iridescent glass brings a water element as does the mirror. The clay is my natural, earthy and textural element which grounds the piece and often provides my focal points. The found objects represent our community and relationships. Metaphorically, the practice of putting broken things together reminds me, and I hope those that enjoy my work, that we are all a mosaic – fragments of time and experiences, hopes and disillusionments, joy and suffering that come together in the end with some kind of truth and beauty intact.
The ability to analyze and develop creative solutions to a myriad of artistic projects in collaboration with other stakeholders defines why I enjoy what I do. Determining ways to efficiently create a 20' long mosaic on a curved wall with 15 students; finding a solution to designing, fabricating and hanging a 150 lb. mosaic for Army Headquarters at Fort Jackson; and collaborating with 17 Haitian teenagers on an exterior mosaic in 100 degree temperatures without speaking each other’s language are all examples of persistence, experience and success that makes what I do so worthwhile and exciting.
See more about Angel and her work at https://www.angelallen.com/
Registration is open to CCAL members only until Aug 31 for $125 ($50 minimum deposit required).
Registration is open to all artists beginning Sept 1. Non-members pay $150 ($50 minimum deposit required).
Note: This event will be held indoors. By registering for this event you agree that you understand the risks of COVID and agree to the CCAL COVID Waiver Policy.
- CCAL Member: Full Payment -AAl$125$1250$0
- Non-Member: Full Payment -AAl$150$1500$0
- CCAL Member Deposit - AAl$50$500$0
- Non-Member Deposit - AAl$50$500$0
- CCAL Member Balance Due -AAl$75$750$0
- Non Member Balance Due - AAl$100$1000$0
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