Yes, you read that title correctly... Rachel Sager will teach you how to “Turn your Printer into a Mosaic.”
We live in a world where things are constantly thrown away and wasted. It is so easy to consume and discard, that we sometimes forget that what we throw away ends up somewhere on our planet. As mosaic artists, we can figure out ways to RE-use or “UPCYCLE” almost anything by turning it into art. We are always looking for ways to serve our Mother Earth better. In 2012, Rachel created one of the most transformative pieces of her career so far, “Printlandia.” In this piece, she cut up and 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 limited by thinking that only a printer can be turned into a mosaic. Imagine an old phone, fax machine, computer or anything else. Anything you can safely dismantle and send to the landfill, can be transformed into mosaic art! Watch the Promo video and personal interview for free to hear this story come to life.
In this course, Rachel uses the same cutting techniques, andamento, and unique line building skills that you have learned from her other courses at Mosaic Arts Online. There are also lessons in tinting thin set, creating a simple design, and cutting these unique materials. There is a short PDF that is downloadable with all the tools, materials, and resources used in the creation of 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.