Mosaics 101

This course covers the basics of mosaics. Beginning with an historical overview of this ancient art form, students will acquire a strong foundation in tools, materials and techniques. There will be a focus on andamento: the fluid, undulating lines that widen and narrow to create a very pleasing effect. By learning the fundamentals of this classical “language,” students will connect to mosaic’s early roots. They will view not only Roman and Byzantine examples but many contemporary ones as well. Participants will create at least one small piece that integrates all of these concepts and skills. More advanced techniques and materials will also be introduced.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook or notebook recommended

  • Dust mask

  • Safety goggles (for those who don’t wear glasses)

  • Gloves (nitrile or latex)