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This program has been canceled. Ticket holders will be notified about credit and/or refund options.

Mosaics: Broken-Dish Portraiture

8-Session Daytime Course

Tuesday, April 14 to June 2, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00ZN
By Bonnie Fitzgerald

The timeless and popular technique of picassiette offers a wonderful opportunity to resurrect a chipped or damaged family heirloom by giving it a new life as the material for a work of art.

Students learn to create a mosaic portrait of an animal or human working from an image they supply or chosen from several provided by the instructor. Through hands-on experience they learn techniques for transferring designs, nipping, cutting, tool use, good design methods, and grouting.

A separate $70 supply fee covers substrate, a hanging device, tool use, and a wide selection of cast-off dishes and crockery. Students are welcome to bring supplemental materials.

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Some mosaic experience is helpful, but not required.

Instructor: Bonnie Fitzgerald

8 sessions; 2.5 hours each

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3040
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)