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Mosaics: Broken-Dish Portraiture
8-Session Daytime Course
Tuesday, April 14 to June 2, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.
A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.
Some mosaic experience is helpful, but not required.
Instructor: Bonnie Fitzgerald
8 sessions; 2.5 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)