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From 16 years of age.

Introduction to the art of mosaic from the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods to the later tradition, through both theoretical lessons and hands on training from the very first day.

The aim is students to learn the basic techniques of mosaic art and to create original works derived from their own personal designs with their personal style implementing their ideas, beyond the traditional applications.

Experimentation, associated with understanding the language of the mosaic, creating flows seeking to develop a rhythm, exploring color combinations and contrasts, learning to create a weave.

Students will be provided the necessary tools and materials and will create a final work of marble and/or glass paste by implementing both "direct" and "indirect" methods.

The works will be exhibited at the end of each cycle.

Basics of the courses
1. Workshop
2. Technology of Mosaics
3. Decorating, Painting, Sculpture and Mosaic
4. History and Sociology of mosaic art

1st cycle
Mosaic by indirect method
(for beginners)

A first meeting with the mosaic technique of indirect positioning of the tesseras. Getting familiar with the tools and different materials, such as glass enamels, marbles and natural stones and producing a panel of about 30x30cm.

Course content: production of cardboard and tracing flows from patterns inspired by contemporary paintings - for those who wish: choice of colors, temporary fixing of tesseras on the adhesive, application on final support.

16 October 2013–15 January 2014
Wednesdays 17:00-19:30 or Saturdays 10:00-12:30
max 10 students from 16 years of age
Cost: 350,00 euros (inc.materials except gold)

2nd cycle
Copy of ancient mosaic by direct method
(for beginners)

This method is particularly recommended for begginers as well as for those seeking training on the basics of mosaic tradition. The technique of direct positioning in provisional support on lime, is to replicate as much as possible the ancient mosaics. The mosaic, made of marble and glass enamels has maximum dimensions 30 x 30 cm.

Course content : model selection, positioning, preparation of temporary support, positioning tesseras on lime, cloth gluing, cleaning, application on final support.

February 2014
Wednesdays 17:00 - 19:30 or Saturdays 10:00 - 12:30
max 10 students from 16 years of age

3rd cycle
Contemporary monochrome mosaic
(requires knowledge of basic mosaic techniques)

Finding balance brings the monochrome mosaic to focus on the essence of contemporary mosaic that is its internal rhythm: his soul. The purpose of this course is to understand and put into practice what built this pace, movement within a mosaic (flows) and its many contrasts and subtleties. Implementation within a realization (40x40 cm) placed directly, dominant stone and marble.

Chronology of Work: Introducing the spirit of the course, study projects and transcription outline on the support, material size, cutting of materials.

Spring 2014
Wednesdays 17:00 - 19:30 or Saturdays 10:00 - 12:30
max 10 students from 16 years of age

open C.A.S.E. 303
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