Mosaic Portraiture with Smalti Glass
Location: Yulia Hanansen’s Studio, Baltimore, MD
Date: 2 Saturdays, October 28, November 4, 9:30am-4:30pm both days.
Description: Creating mosaic portraits can be challenging and at the same time fulfilling. Challenging because of the decisions to be made about the use of the materials, andamento, shading, and other details that portraits come with. Fulfilling because of the results that embody taking on the challenge, following through, and completing the portrait. In this course learn how to create mosaic portraits with smalti glass. We will start with learning how to draw andamento that follows the form of face. After the andamento is drawn out we will proceed with selection of colors for your piece. Smalti comes pre-cut into pieces and we will only need to quarter those pieces to prep them for the portrait. We will start working on facial details paying very close attention to the layout of eyebrows, forehead, nose, eyes, lips, and the rest of face. We will also talk about what layouts work for representation of hair. Class will meet 1 Saturday on October 28 and another Saturday on November 4th, which will give you plenty of time in-between the sessions to work on your portrait independently. The work will be continued during the second session with progress frequently discussed and monitored. $350, plus $90 materials fee, $440 total. Space is limited to 4 participants.