Dates: July 26-27th 2018
Class Length: 9am-4pm (lunch on own)
Skill Level: All levels
Fee: $375.00 + $30.00 materials fee. (Total $405.00)
Number of Students: 4-6
Learn Solly’s fluid double reverse technique that makes participants shudder in anticipation before the first flip, disoriented before the second flip, and (generally) happy with the end product. Without all the anxiety that comes with possibly ruining precious work, practice the technique and then make a small, stained glass mosaic that you can frame at home. Solly will share some studio and workshop horror stories yet emphasize the advantages to laying all tesserae prior to applying adhesive. You will have time to practice, ask questions and complete a work that may move you to create your masterpiece in your studio. All are welcome, regardless of skill levels, although experience with other methods may be disadvantageous.
Students bring: 2-wheeled glass cutters, a glass cutter, running pliers, eye protection, and any other tool that you may already use, such as tweezers.
Materials supplied: stained glass, image to mosaic, substrate and adhesive
Solly is an artist and educator, based in Ashland, Oregon, USA. With stained glass pieces chaotically arranged, he produces mosaic wall-hangings that portray plants and fire or water in realistic-to-impressionistic landscapes of Western USA forests. His techniques developed in isolation, and his visual vocabulary was sculpted by biology. Solly has earned major awards in international, mosaic and all-media competitions. He presents at mosaic conferences and offers workshops at home and overseas. In USA his mosaics have been featured in popular press, coffee-table books, trade journals, art magazines and advertisements for art organizations and competitions.