Yes you read that correctly. Rachel Sager will teach you how to “Turn your Printer into a Mosaic”.
We live in a world where waste is everywhere. It is so easy to consume and discard that we sometimes forget that what we throw away has to go somewhere on our planet earth. As a mosaic artist we can figure out ways to RE-use or “UPCYCLE” almost anything by turning it into art. How can we serve our Mother Earth better? In 2012, Rachel created one of the most transformative pieces of her career so far, “Printlandia”, in which she cut up and then reassembled her computer printer into an imaginary map of her own making. In this online course, Rachel recreates for you the experience she had making and taking this very personal journey where she realized that almost anything can be made into a mosaic. Don't feel it needs to be just a printer that can be turned into a mosaic, imagine an old phone, fax machine, computer....etc. You name it and you can safely dismantle what would go to the land fill into mosaic art!!! Watch the Promo and personal interview for free to hear this great story come to life.
In this course, Rachel uses the same cutting techniques, andamento and unique line building you have learned from her other courses here at Mosaic Arts Online. There are also lessons in tinting thin set, creating a simple design and how to cut these unique materials. There is a short PDF that is downloadable with all the tools, materials and resources to create this project. Join Rachel in thinking outside the box and imagining new ways of using one of the oldest art forms.
-- 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.