The Intuitive Venn Mosaic with Rachel Sager

Crossing the Threshold Between Art and Self

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Mosaic Arts Online presents Rachel Sager and her online course "The Intuitive VENN Mosaic: Crossing The Threshold Between ART and SELF."

The VENN Diagram is a powerful teaching tool for comparing and contrasting ideas. Its overlapping circles and its clear, concise walls help students to make connections between ideas. Rachel has adapted the strengths of VENN thinking into a course tailored specifically for the mosaic artist.

A VENN is simply a collection of circles. But more specifically, circles that overlap each other.

Those spaces of overlap are full of energy. They are where change happens. Using a VENN in your studio can help you break down artistic barriers. It can help you move, metaphorically, from one world into another. The VENN represents a stage. You are the director.

In place of the traditional words, you will explore material, color, and andamento as you learn to build a very VENNISH composition. Rachel will lead you, step by step, through the parts and sections of four unique VENN mosaics. You will learn how to make direct connections between these threshold spaces and the spaces in your own life and studio practice. You will learn how to sketch your own VENN compositions and discover how quick repetition is the key to building a good one.

The beauty of this composition is that no two VENNS are or will be alike. The circular format stays the same but you choose how it will be built. This is a whole new way of thinking about your art practice.

You can choose to make one VENN but more likely you may see a series of these fascinating compositions in your future.

Your VENN stage can be a healing composition or an intuitive journey. It can be as simple as a study in marble and as transformative as grappling with your biggest fear.

"Wow! Great course. You’ve brought together meanings of the VENN and expressed it thru mosaics. I can’t wait to do my first and many more VENN’s!" Chris G.

"A most enjoyable and inspirational course! Thank you, Rachel" Lenni G.

Your Instructor

Rachel Sager
Rachel Sager

-- 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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