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New Course: Mosaics from the Mind's Eye

I'm teaching a new course this fall
as part of IMA's Visiting Artist Series:
MOSAICS FROM THE MIND’S EYE – Connecting to Your Creative Power
SEPTEMBER 27th - NOVEMBER 15th

8 Sessions
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 pm
at Institute of Mosaic Art
Call 510-437-9899 to register

In this NEW extended workshop, students will experience an inspiring environment in which to take your mosaic art to a deeper level of creative connection.

Working within the framework of “the sacred circle” Lillian will instruct students in theories of mandalas, crop circles, labyrinths and other “circular” resources for tapping into the inner creative flow. Each week we will integrate the mosaic-making with a variety of exercises, visuals, and lectures to focus the creative process as we design, choose materials, and set a uniquely personal 24” diameter mosaic wall piece. We will explore ways to work more freely and intuitively to develop a personal mosaic style. Students will receive continued, one-on-one guidance in developing their own piece and be offered support in unfolding their creative journey. As a special acknowledgment and finale to this workshop, students are invited to exhibit their finished “Mind’s Eye” artwork at the Institute of Mosaic Art in December.

Students are free to work with the materials of their choice (tile, glass, stone, mixed media, etc.) and have the appropriate tools for the medium. Experimentation is encouraged! Students should already have a good handle on mosaic techniques and be prepared to draw upon their various skills. Some homework may be needed, depending on complexity of personal design.

Materials note: Recommended supplies and a reading list for the session will be provided upon registration. A 24” wooden base, adhesives, grout and selected tesserae will be provided by IMA. Students may choose to augment these materials with their own choice of mosaic materials and bring them to the second class.

Mind’s Eye students will receive a 10% discount coupon for fabulous materials from the Mosaic Studio Supply store, conveniently located at IMA. Coupon will be available with registration confirmation.