Mosaic I Intensive Weekend Workshop with Chicago Mosaic School
Instructor: Sue Coombs
Dates/time: Friday, February 10, 7pm-9pm, Saturday, February 11 9am-4pm, Sunday, February 12, 9am-4pm
This informative 2 ½ day weekend workshop is geared towards both beginners and those who are primarily self-taught and want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials. Students gain confidence and receive a solid foundation of new skills all in one full weekend. The workshop covers cutting techniques, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary techniques, a wide variety of materials and have the opportunity to complete two projects during the workshop. Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of mosaic. Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful artform!
Sue Coombs has been associated with the Chicago Mosaic School since 2006, as a student as well as an educator. Sue’s interest in glass and mosaic art began in 1980 as a custom stained glass artist. Her mosaic work has been included in national and local exhibitions, Ms. Coombs work has been featured in several international arts publications. Sue’s passion for leading students to find their own voice expressed in mosaic, has enhanced her own work as an artist. While working with After School Matters, Sue guided teens to design and fabricate several largescale mosaics in and around the Chicago area.