Inspired Works: Mosaics old and new that light my fire.
Join Bonnie Fitzgerald as she shares images of some of her favorite mosaics, from old world pieces to wildly contemporary master works, and speculates where the inspirations come from.
Bonnie teaches workshops throughout North America, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and leads study tours to destinations in Europe. She works enthusiastically to provide unique learning experiences, create beautiful art and nurture and expand creative expression through the art and community of mosaic. She often speaks to large groups about mosaics and the artistic journey and is the author of two best selling books: “Guide to Mosaic Techniques”” (2015) and “300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets” (2012), which has been translated into 5 languages.
If you own either of Bonnie's books you are invited to bring to the meeting, she will be happy to sign. Books will also be available for sale. To learn more about Bonnie www.maverickmosaics.com
The meeting will be held at the Benchmark School 2107 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063 on Sunday, September 30th, 1-3:30 pm.
Fascinated by an impressionist art? Admire John Singer Sargent's watercolors or a portrait by Rembrandt? All these artworks can be translated into a mosaic medium using stained glass as paint and cutting and nipping tools as brushes. Students will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through and add finishing touches to the mosaic, and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation the students have a choice to use a double reverse method for glass working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate.
Dates: September 29th (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) and Sunday September 30th (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.), 2018 Workshop will be held at the Benchmark School, 2107 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063
Cost for MSOP Members : $330.00, for non members : $365.00
Please note that students will supply their own stained glass. Yulia will contact you two weeks prior to the workshop to guide you in your image and color choices.
Registration closes September 16, 2018
Congratulations to the Twenty Nine Artists who will be exhibiting their artwork at Eilandarts in Merchantville, New Jersey!
-The show opens to the public on Sunday April 1, and is on exhibit through April 29th. The gallery is Eilandarts Center, 10 East Chestnut Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109 . Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. -9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
-MSOP Opening Party at Eilandarts! Friday April 20, 5-9 p.m. Bring your family and friends! An extra bonus...that evening there is an Art Walk in Merchantville!
Laura Lyn Stern
Calling All Mosaic Artists!
The Church St. Arts and Crafts Gallery in Mt. Holly NJ has issued an open call for mosaics for their upcoming non-juried Mosaic Exhibit. They are hoping for participation in the show by MSoP members.
The show will run for the entire month of March 2018. You may submit up to 3 pieces. There are no entry fees required for this event.
Attached is the prospectus containing all of the specifics. If you have any further questions you can call Kathy directly at the number shown on the attachment.