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Inspirational Tile Mosaic: Live Love Laugh - Words to live by

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4 Thursday sessions: March 21, 28 April 4, 11 7-9pm

Join Mosaic artist Crystal D’Abbraccio in creating an inspirational mosaic birdbath or table centerpiece dish. This 14” piece is not something we can accomplish in just one day so we are really excited to offer our first mosaic series. This project is perfect for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist!

Class outline

Session 1
In this class we will explore and have fun creating your ideas and unique design. The picture you see is just an example of what you will create but Crystal has lots of other color options. Each student will be provided with the Live Laugh and Love tiles, a hand made sun tile and all the other pieces that go with it. She will provide samples of all the bright and bold color options for you to see. At the end of this class you will fill out an order form with your individual color choices and have your design sketched out in your terracotta dish.

Session 2
Let the FUN begin! When you arrive, your dish and all of your tile choices will be neatly organized for you to begin your project. We will learn the basic skills in mosaic work, use of adhesives and then get started right away. By the end of this class your land, flowers, sun and Live Laugh Love tiles will all glued down.

Session 3
In this class we will fill in the background, complete the inner edge and also the rim.

Session 4
Grab a smock and roll up your sleeves it’s time to get messy... It’s grouting day!!! You’ll learn the proper blend of grout mixture and techniques to finish your masterpiece. By the end of this class you’ll be walking out with a piece of art you’ll be so proud of!

Earlier Event: March 14
Exploring Your Creative Self
Later Event: April 13
Stained Glass Fantasy Creatures