Let's Pretty-up Your Yard!
Mosaics for Outdoors
When: March 31 (10-4) + April 7 (10-3)
Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA
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The format of this workshop is 2 sessions with a week between so you can get some homework done. In the first session you will get your substrate cut and prepped, and get started on the mosaic (adhering tesserae to substrate). In the following week, you will do some homework and finish adhering. Then you will return for class #2 to grout your piece.
In this workshop, students will learn all about lightweight, easy-to-cut, exterior-grade tile backerboard that is suitable to hang in outdoor environments. We will cut shapes, rig for hanging, mosaic, and finish off the edges in this fun class. You will also learn where to purchase this backerboard, and the other supplies needed.
First session: Info about substrates that are suitable for outdoor mosaics, cutting the board into simple shapes, and finishing off the edges. Planning a design on the board. Next, we will talk about tesserae and adhesives that are suitable for using on outdoor mosaics. And then in the afternoon you will begin cutting and adhering these materials to the piece. You will not finish by the end of the day. Our next session will be one week from today, which gives you a week to complete the mosaic.
Second session: This is our grout day. You will learn all about supplies, safety, tools, and the care and maintenance of grout. We will grout your pieces, using as many colors as you'd like. You will learn all about grout colorants, where to purchase them, and how to use them. I will then show you a few different techniques to incorporate several grout colors in your work.
Price: 150.+ 45. materials fee
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