In this online course, David Jarvinen is back to take your skills to a new level. Now that you know how to use the materials and create flow, from David's original course Organic Abstract, he will now demonstrate step by step how to create on a subject. You will start by choosing your image or subject. David will be demonstrating for this course on a hummingbird. Next you will learn how to manually cut out Wedi board using a simple blade. You will then learn how to add your pattern or design. Once that is completed it is time to have fun. Just like in David's original online course Organic Abstract, this course will teach you more extensively how to use the materials and create the flow but with intention on the image you are creating.
This course is designed to be a follow up from "Organic Abstract with David Jarvinen". There are some key elements to learn before moving to this course. It is not mandatory and if you feel confident then we say jump in. Click here for the bundle package that enables you to get both courses for a better price.
If you are looking to up your Organic Abstract skills and would love to create on a image such as a hummingbird or a cowboy boot, then this course is for you. David will share all his tips and tricks of how the same materials and movement can be achieved with these new techniques.
I came to the mosaic industry through ceramic tile contracting and a couple of clay artists. Our business was remodeling kitchens and baths with ceramic and glass tile, and doing tile jobs most other contractors wouldn’t. This led to a reputation for being creative.
During this time, I met those couple of clay artists that asked me to assist with their school and public mural installations they had created. It was great fun and I volunteered to help. Then, after a year or two of volunteering, I landed a paying gig to cover for one of the artist installers, as they needed to go out of town. That was the beginning. Circa 1998.
From this beginning, I worked to incorporate mosaics into my contracting business and there was a market! It wasn’t huge, but it was there—I worked to make mosaics mainstream through our business and have had some happy customers as a result.
Most of my work was architectural in nature. Then the clay artist who had instructed classes, for which I assisted—was moving out of state, so I approached the host venues and inquired to see if I could take over for her. They were happy to give me a try. That was the beginning of my instruction career. Circa 2004.
I continued to expand my collaborations and as of 2017 I am continuing to instruct, learn and create mosaics!