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Mosaics with Rachel Silver

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Class Name: Mosaics with Rachel Silver

Class Dates: 27 - 29 January 2021

Tutor: Rachel Silver

Rachel Silver is a visual artist, designer and art educator specialising in community mosaics. 

She has over 20 years experience collaborating with architects, interior designers and creative agencies on producing bespoke unique site-specific art.
These have included murals, pathways, seating and sculptural features.
She is committed to building partnerships with schools and local residents on educational and social projects with a focus on combining urban art interventions with contemporary and traditional mosaic techniques.
She has travelled extensively facilitating cross cultural community mosaic projects abroad including UK, Brazil, Argentina and India

Rachel is based at Toi Poneke Arts centre in Wellington City New Zealand

Class Size: 10 (max number of students)

Fee: $400

Class Description

Mosaic art is making a comeback. From fine and fiddly micro mosaic jewellery, traditional methods used in interior design, to contemporary mosaic murals in public street art, the growing use of cut tile for creative expression can’t be ignored. 

Great for beginners, this three day class will introduce you to traditional mosaic making techniques and processes. Learn the different ways to cut glass and ceramic tesserae and get to experiment with styles and methods such as ‘trencadis’ (Gaudi Style) and ’adamento’ (the visual flow and direction produced by placement).


With these newly honed skills you will be able to design and create your own unique, small, mosaic artwork to take home.

What materials will be needed?

Materials - Bring sketches of designs you like, if you have them, and a sketch book, pencil and or pen, so you can develop others.

All other materials and equipment provided.


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