Have you ever felt let down by the simple, often one-word definitions used to describe the pathways that we, as mosaicists, travel? Do you want to deepen your understanding of the miracle and nuances that are possible within the line? If you want more out of mosaic art than simply using pieces to get from point A to point B, then this specialized workshop is for you! Listen to Rachel Sager, “The Forager Mosaicist,” as she 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. Included in this online course is a printable PDF with a full resource list for the tools and materials necessary to complete this project.
-- 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.
Merry Christmas to me! Enjoyed my gift to myself tremendously. Now I am going to look at my past works with a new eye and move forward with a better idea of what makes a stronger mosaic. I also enjoyed watching you place the pieces and instinctively realized when I would have either selected a different piece or placed it differently. Not wrong, just my intuition vs. yours. Looking forward to putting it all into practice in my studio. Julie M.