Mosaics: Ancient Motifs, Modern Materials
8-Session Daytime Course
Tuesday, January 23 to March 13, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Mosaic by Bonnie Fitzgerald
Create a modern interpretation of a classical mosaic design from the Roman and Byzantine periods using unglazed ceramic porcelain, an ideal material to mimic the look of traditional mosaics. The instructor provides images of classical motifs and subjects for students to create cartoons used for determining the andamento, the pattern used when laying the tesserae. The course includes a review of the history of mosaics to provide an understanding of classical design and fabrication.
Students may bring their own image to interpret, with approval from instructor in advance. A separate $65 supply fee covers substrate, a generous selection of unglazed porcelain, adhesive, and grout. Previous mosaic experience is helpful but not required.
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World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit
Instructor: Bonnie Fitzgerald
8 sessions, 2.5 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)