In this Mosaic Basics Workshop, participants have the opportunity to learn about and make their very own mosaic art piece. Students will be shown a variety of examples of both ancient and contemporary mosaics, and receive an introduction to mosaic tools, techniques, and materials. Students will create their own personalized 4” x 4” mosaic to take home and display. Participants will leave with new knowledge, skills and an appreciation for this timeless art form!

Templates for designs are provided, but individual art is encouraged! The class is optionally BYOB.

About the Instructor Casey Van Loon
Casey Van Loon makes mosaic for the necks, walls, and fingers of exacting clients and audiences throughout Chicago, the North Shore, and indeed the world. Having studied dance at the University of Iowa and Columbia College she imbues the rigid natural materials of slate, glass, rock, and mortar with willful, playful movement. Mosaic, once reserved for elegant buildings, creates a statement and a private time-stamp moment when worn. She studied and worked under Thomas Kline in the 90s and then worked as  project leader and colorist for Evanston’s Botti Studios, honing her craft in mosaic and glass-work, before leaving to devote more time to teaching. She is currently an instructor at The Chicago Mosaic School, the first and most predominant school of its kind outside of Europe.