John Sollinger - Solly at Rogue Mosaics
Mosaic Instructor & Artist
Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, 2023
Lithia Loft in downtown Ashland, Oregon
Whether you have no experience or an abundance with making mosaics, my methods will be new and challenging. As far as I know, no one in the US teaches the direct and double reverse methods that I teach.
The workshop will begin with a demonstration of my direct and double reverse techniques and thought processes for creating realistic mosaics. Also, I will share how I choose and manipulate images; select glass based on patterns, value and context; and I how cut and place glass. My overarching goal is to work with each individual participant's skills and disposition to enrich their experience. We will assess your work as you progress, using your phone camera and viewing images in grayscale. You will create an 8 x 10 inches indoor wall hanging - but, not your masterpiece.
Forget about grouting, grinding, digging out bad areas, breathing dust and fumes, getting sticky fingers, and andemento! Instead, concentrate on values and essential details, underpainting and layering.
Framing options will be discussed.
Tentative: 8 am - 6 pm (10 hours/day). It may be possible to end later.
$500. Fully refundable up to 30 days before. 50% refundable up to February 24, 2023; no refunds thereafter.
Materials provided: Stained glass, Skeewbacker substrate + hanging hardware, wood frame, adhesive, poster,
Participants bring: wheeled glass cutter, glass scorer, tweezers, grozer pliers, glass scorer, safety glasses, camera (phone camera is perfect), sense of adventure and walking shoes (if you want to check out the local restaurants, attend a play, walk nearby trails, rent a bike, etc.). Consider bringing a small desktop lamp.
The 3 images above are the choices of images that I will offer. You are welcome to bring your own image; however, if the color palette differs from these images, then bring your own glass.
Note: Lithia Loft is located on the 2nd floor. You must be able to climb steps with assistance; there is no elevator.
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