Mosaic Arts Online now offers a three course bundle of Rachel Sager's Intuitive Andamento 1.0, Intuitive Andamento 2.0, and Intuitive Composition. Each of these courses on their own offer so much information on how Rachel creates her version of andamento. Rachel loves to create her mosaic art work with intuitive lines. Using stone, smalti, and other raw materials Rachel teaches how each of these materials can work to create beautiful flowing lines.
In Intuitive Andamento 1.0 Rachel breaks down andamento into bite-size chunks, introduces you to “The Rules,” and takes some of the mystery out of hammer and hardie work. Most importantly, she shares some of her secrets for grasping the mysteries that make intuitive, creative, and deeply personal andamento.
In Intuitive Andamento 2.0 Rachel takes students deeper by learning to use unique and carefully created lines for design composition. Rachel will take you farther into your practice as a mosaic artist. You will begin thinking about how the lines play with each other, and how your own style can come to life when you know even more about Intuitive Andamento.
Now add in Rachel's course Intuitive Composition and you have a trifecta of learning some incredible andamento skills as well as how to create a composition once you have mastered your line building. With lessons in concepts that are easy to follow, Rachel covers the basics of design and composition. Then watch as she builds a mosaic in real time, and observe how she makes intuitive decisions by using the core elements as her guides. From form to shape, to balance and rhythm, you will be introduced to tips and tricks that will help you build better compositions.
This course will help you express your artistic goals more effectively and with confidence. It will also help you to tap into your intuition. Students will connect their confidence with their intuition in order to create beautiful art.
-- Rachel Sager: Artist. Teacher. Speaker. Writer. Rachel works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement—her innovative work has been represented in cities throughout the US and internationally, and has been awarded multiple bests of show in juried exhibitions. Her Marcellus Shale Series stands as a true Pittsburgh success story, and her work is collected with passion by private clients and corporations all over the world. Rachel’s commitment to the classical language of mosaic paired with her intuitive andamento style has shaped a strong voice in the mosaic world. She brings these classical techniques home to the “here and now” of the present American mosaic movement. Rachel proudly hails from the foothills of Appalachia and passionately preserves her storytelling, hillbilly roots as she weaves the colorful tales of family, nature, self-reliance, humor, and the legacy of coal through the lens of mosaic. Whether she is digging into the earth of her native Pennsylvania or traveling the world as a teacher and speaker, her mission to “build the line” in mosaic continues to inspire new generations of mosaicists. http://www.rachelsagermosaics.com