We are grateful to welcome new Guild Faculty Jill Ross. Jill is a pastor, chaplain and interfaith spiritual director. Her mosaic work has been described as “colorful, whimsical, mystical and inspirational” and we’re excited to have her share that passion for color, whimsy and the mystical with her students!
Participants will marvel at their ability to create beauty and wholeness from broken bits of glass. The process of making mosaic involves learning some technical skills such as glass cutting and grouting and it also invites the participant to safely delve into their creative self to produce colorful and meaningful artwork.
Community will be nurtured at the beginning of each day with a short time of silent meditation together. We will also practice pausing throughout the day to intentionally integrate the relationship between our mind, heart and hands.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 14+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Each class will begin with a short period of silence and centering. Then there will be daily practical demonstrations showing the participants how to prepare substrates, cut glass, adhere, grout and then finish their pieces. Participants will use the remaining class time to create their projects. Complex or ambitious projects will require extended time in the studio.
What can I expect to create?
Participants will create a 12 inch square sampler the first day of class that will incorporate techniques including glass cutting, design, methods of adhesion and grouting. They may then use the sampler to expand their ideas to create a 2′ x 3′ mosaic that can be used as a wall hanging, or table top. The result will be an opaque glass mosaic that reflects light.
Please bring a sketch book or journal. Closed toe shoes must be worn in the studio at all times. All tools and materials will be provided. You may bring small pieces of ceramic, glass or metal to embellish your mosaic. Please no shells, unglazed ceramic or plastic.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $765-$1245
- Private Room – $1245
- Shared Double Room – $930
- Library Dorm: $795
- RV Hookup: $765
Commuter Cost: $470
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Spring Sacred Arts 2019: Opening. Learn more about Spring Sacred Arts here.
April 28 – May 4, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Apr 28, 2019 until May 4 2019