Welcome to the follow-up course to the very popular “Intuitive Andamento” with Rachel Sager. In this online course, Intuitive Andamento 2.0, Rachel takes students deeper by learning to use unique and carefully created lines for design composition. In Rachel's first Intuitive Andamento she teaches how to create lines, discusses tesserae shapes, explains cutting natural materials, and explores how they all play together without creating a design. Rachel's first “Intuitive Andamento” is recommended as a great stepping stone before taking this course, but it is not mandatory. In this course, Rachel builds on the previous course with even more information on using her technique to create a composition. If you are a student of Rachel's first “Intuitive Andamento” tutorial, imagine taking those line creation skills and learning how to create a composition. Not only will you learn about composition, but there are lessons on creating a design, learning to work and source a variety of materials, discovering color palettes, and using negative space within your design. Whether students create their own substrates or buy them pre-cut, Rachel will take you farther and deeper 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.
This online course is full of information as well as a downloadable PDF with all the tools, materials, and resources needed so that you can easily access them and start creating!
-- 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.
I recently took the two classes offered by Rachel Sager on Mosaic Arts Online “Intuitive Andamento” 1 and 2, and I wanted to share some of my insights.
I have long admired Rachel’s work (I am fortunate to own a piece) and was thrilled that she had worked with Mosaic Art Online to make her technics known. I expected a great workshop but got more than just a great lesson. What blew me away is her ability to clearly articulate her thought process, the “rules” and how she creates in the moment - how she makes decisions and makes changes on the fly. I have never heard anyone so clearly articulate the decisions that are made to make remarkable andamento.
The thing I like most is that, as I improve my andamento, that I can go back and revisit the two classes anytime I want to. I plan to schedule a review at least once a quarter because I am sure that I will get something out of each new look at Rachel’s material.
Thank you Rachel and Mosaic Arts Online for these excellent classes. You have done the mosaic community a great service. Can’t wait to learn from other instructors. Teresa S.