Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Class Fee: $130.00, kit fee $15.00
Laurie Mika is a mixed-media artist with a passion for combining a variety of mediums creating an original style of mixed-media mosaics using handmade polymer clay tiles. Like a modern-day alchemist tinkering with the ancient art of mosaics, Laurie finds magic in combining disparate elements.
In this class we will be creating beautiful Gothic triptychs (7 x 9 inches) using a variety of mixed-media techniques. We will begin by altering the triptychs using a relief method for creating the surface texture. Then we will make mosaic tiles with a focal point that will go in the center of the triptych. Laurie will teach you to paint, powder, stamp, embed, collage, transfer, and more onto and into the clay. This is truly a mixed-media class where you'll learn to blend a variety of contemporary techniques into a Medieval looking piece of art. No two pieces will be the same, and the color palette is yours to choose.
Supply to Bring:
3-4 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay *the colors don't end up being sen all that much. Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft by pressing your thumb into it. If it feels rock hard, don't buy it! Please pre-condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then roll into a ball and store in a baggie, 1 small (2 oz) package of white or tan Premo or Sculpey III clay, a small bottle of Weldbond glue (available at Michaels or Ace Hardware), a one-inch paintbrush and a small detail brush, a few doo-dads to embed in clay like charms, buttons, beads, found objects, Milagros, jewelry parts, watch parts, metal findings, small glass tile, wings, crowns, halos, page pebbles (glass domes). Refer to photos above.