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What You'll Get
Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a basic mosaic workshop at The Chicago Mosaic School in North Center (a $75 value). The three-hour sessions are currently being offered on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday evenings starting May 17, and more sessions are being added. Check here for the complete schedule.
The Chicago Mosaic School is an internationally known hub for mosaic study that hosts classes, lectures, and workshops. Taught by professional artists, the mosaic basics workshop introduces untrained tilers to the mandatory steps of mosaic-making: designing, composing, cutting, grouting, and then arranging the pieces to look like James Gandolfini. Fledgling frescoers will learn how to use trade tools on a mélange of materials, including glass, ceramic, and china. Once sufficiently wizened to the art's intricacies, students will get the opportunity to work on a small take-home project such as a picture frame or a newborn dinner platter. The school provides all necessary supplies for masterpiece creation.
The Chicago Mosaic School attracts teachers and learners from across the globe, fostering greater appreciation for classical, contemporary, and accidental backyard mosaics. Those hooked after an introductory glimpse can enlist in a slew of specialized coursework offered weekly.
The Fine Print
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About The Chicago Mosaic School
The Chicago Mosaic School is the first and only not-for-profit mosaic arts school in the world dedicated to advancing the fine art of both classical and contemporary mosaic art. The Chicago Mosaic School is now in a state-of-the-art facility in Edgewater, located at 1127 W Granville Ave, offering excellence in mosaic education led by world-class artists teaching renowned methods to professional and aspiring students.
In our popular Mosaic Basics Workshop, participants begin with a brief tour of The Chicago Mosaic School and the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics. Students are shown a variety of examples of both ancient and contemporary mosaics, as well as receive an introduction to mosaic tools, techniques, and materials. Students will create their own personalized 4” x 4” mosaic to take home and show off! Participants leave with new knowledge, skills and an appreciation for this ancient art form!
Templates for designs are provided, but individual art is encouraged! The class is optionally BYOB.