Ravenna Style Mosaic: Techniques and Practice
Working in the style and technique of the Italian masters from Ravenna, create a detail from a classical mosaic of your choosing in marble or glass smalti. Experiment with a variety of materials, learn tile-cutting using a traditional hammer and hardie, and explore the classical rules of tile orientation, flow, and spacing that define Byzantine mosaic. With step-by-step guidance, students will realize a beautifully and richly crafted work in this ancient art form. NOTE: This class is part of a special program called Beyond Borders: A Celebration of International Craft. See details on Special 2018 under the Workshops tab.