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Mosaic Art: Patterns in Nature Week of January 27-February 1, 2019

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Nature provides us with space to quiet our souls, gain perspective, and harness our creativity. Explore Esalen's stunning grounds to find places that resonate and inspire your mosaic art, be it big vistas, small individual succulents, or anything in between. Mosaic is a slow and contemplative art form, perfectly suited for Esalen’s restorative setting.

In this mosaic workshop, we’ll discuss patterns found in nature, which translate beautifully into the medium of mosaic. Conceive, develop, and realize your own mosaic project, with guidance offered by mosaic artist Wilma Wyss. You will sketch initial concepts in pencil, and Wilma will work one-on-one with you as you develop your concept into mosaic artwork. We compose in glass, tile, and found objects. Demonstrations include cutting and shaping the materials, adhesives, and use of color. Presentations illustrate relevant examples and the power of pattern. Known for her joyful teaching style and her creative use of materials, Wilma provides individual instruction to foster your creativity. This workshop is designed for adults who may have some experience with mosaic, as well as anyone who has never touched a wheeled nipper.

All tools and a wide variety of materials are provided to complete one or more wall-hung mosaics. Contact wilma@wyssdesign.com if you plan to bring your own tools and materials.

($75 material fee will be added to the workshop cost)

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