3 Day Modern approach to Classic Style Mosaic techniques, tools and materials with visiting artist Betsy Gallery February 27th-March 1st


3 Day Modern approach to Classic Style Mosaic techniques, tools and materials with visiting artist Betsy Gallery
February 27th-March 1st
Fri.- Sun.  10a-4p all three days.


In this 3 day intensive students will be introduced to a classic mosaic using the traditional tools, materials and adhesives.   There will also be lessons on using modern tools and equipment making the process easier and quicker.  It is a treasure to haveBetsy Gallery living right here in Santa Barbara.  She has visited Ravenna, Italy twice and taken workshops from the world renowned mosaic artist and owner of the Mosaic Art School, Luciana Notturni and also studied with Orsoni in Venice, Italy.

Day One:  Students will learn how to work in the Double-Reverse Mosaic Method.
*Set up classical Roman image on board.
*Learn how to cut smalti and stone for their image.
*Intro to Hammer and Hardie (traditional tool used to cut these materials aka tesserae)
*Learn to lay out tesserae closely together.

Day Two:
*First part of the day, complete laying out image.
*Betsy will demonstrate how to make rabbit skin glue, cut cheesecloth and adhere to top of mosaic and students will begin their hands on project using these techniques.
*Second part of the day students will learn a second technique on a small board called the Direct Method using a contemporary image.

Day Three:
*First part of day Betsy will complete her demo of the drying of rabbit skin glue/cheesecloth before students will work to finish drying the cheese cloth and preparing their piece for flipping over.
*Flip image over and adhere mosaic to the board and complete the process.  Once adhesive to the board is dry the processes will be completed.  Students will leave with a completed project.
*Continue to work on second project started prior day.
Fee $375.00 + $60.00 materials