FLIPPIN’ UNGLUED MOSAIC WORKSHOP WITH JOHN SOLLINGER
Join Solly in a 3-day workshop. Step outside your comfort zone to explore his approach to creating a mosaic wall hanging with a high degree of realism from the apparently random placement of glass pieces and employing his signature double reverse technique. Most students will finish a 12 x 12 x 1 inch mosaic, and Solly will discuss options for framing. There will be no grouting during the workshop, although students may elect to do so in their own studios. If there is enough time remaining after their mosaics have been adhered to a substrate by the morning of day 3, then students may choose to layer glass for highlights, outlines, details, changes to problem areas, texture and virtual depth.
Solly will work with students through creative blocks and advise how to deal with difficult or troublesome areas. He will stress the importance of tonal contrast, tesserae size and shape variation and letting the work take on a life of its own.
In this workshop you will work from an image provided by Solly. This way we can make sure the glass you need for that image is available. If you would like to bring your own image, please make sure to bring your own glass. You will be able to use the glass and scrap glass provided, but the colors you may want, may not be available. There is glass available at Luna Mosaic Arts for sale and there is a stained glass store next door that you can also purchase glass from in case you need specific colors that aren’t available.