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 Chicago Mosaic School
Since opening in 2005, the Chicago Mosaic School has promoted the academic study of the art form is fostered through classes that cover topics ranging from introduction to mosaics to glass-on-glass window mosaics and the Ravenna technique to recreate historic works. Spanning more than 7,500 square feet in size, the facility features classrooms, kiln room, studio spaces, a library, and a gallery. The faculty comprises both professionally trained resident teachers and visiting artists, who lead seminars about their creative specialty. It's here where they explore all facets of mosaics—from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction. The space has attracted the attention of international mosaic instructions from countries including England, France, Japan, and Australia. Inside, students with beginner to master skill-sets immerse themselves in workshops that allow them to grow their talents in the art of mosaic craftsmanship. Additionally, Chicago Mosaic School preserves and promotes mosaic art through school programs, community partnerships, and teacher training programs.
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