The Uncommon Canvas with Rachel Sager

What happens when your canvas is as interesting as your art?

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Spend some quality time with Rachel Sager as she leads you down another path less traveled, this time in the form of a new kind of canvas. Instead of hunting for the pieces of things, Rachel will show you the ways to hunt for vessels in which to put your pieces of things.

Learn to see the mosaic frame in a whole new way. This online course, which Rachel describes as a dessert course, is crafted for the "nontraditional" micro mosaic in particular but can be adapted for any size of mosaic tesserae. Learn to modify all kinds of unique items into vessels for filati and malmischiato. Rachel shares many of her quirky secrets to working with copper, shells, found objects, and even spoons in this eye-opening course.

Working with these materials is certainly not just for jewelry. It can be incorporated into larger scale mosaics and even non-mosaic art. This refreshingly simple time spent learning about creating your very own Uncommon Canvases will add a vibrant layer to your mosaic practice. Apoxie sculpt is used throughout and is a key to introducing this freedom of the uncommon into your studio.

This course will be perfect for beginners in that all the project ideas are very small scale and use only simple hand tools. And it's also great for more seasoned artists looking for a fresh perspective and some finer techniques.

"Absolutely LOVE this mosaic method. Thank you for all the fine work you ALL do to plan, execute and produce these wonderful videos." Jude F.

Your Instructor

Rachel Sager
Rachel Sager

-- 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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