Mosaics: Hammer and Hardie (two-session workshop)

In use for the last 2,000 years, the hammer and hardie is the quintessential set of mosaic tools. When used properly they are easier on the arms and hands than nippers as much of the work is done by the weight of the hammer. In this two session workshop students will learn correct form and how to cut materials such as stone, marble, and smalti. They will explore breaking materials of different densities and hardness as well as develop skills to form tesserae (individual mosaic pieces) more quickly with a minimal amount of waste.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

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. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Thursday, August 26.

Required supplies:

  • Please bring a hammer and hardie if you own them. Either bring a table top hardie or a hardie with its base. Fleisher is unable to provide a base. Hammers and hardies will be provided for those who need them.