Mosaics: Mexican Smalti (five-session workshop)
Gorgeous hand-poured Mexican smalti is one of mosaic’s most delightful materials. Smalti is thick glass made specifically for mosaics and Mexican smalti is known for its lushly textured and variegated surfaces. In this online class, we will use Mexican smalti to create small projects from start to finish. In planning the projects, we will incorporate elements of classical mosaic design. Once the making begins, the focus will be on developing cutting skills. Perfect for beginners, this course also offers an opportunity for those with experience to enhance their design and cutting abilities.
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.
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 Wednesday, March 11.
Supplies from smalti.com
Once there are enough students registered to run the class you will receive an email with three designs to choose from and instructions for ordering smalti. But check it out on the website and start drooling now! (2.5 lbs will be needed.)
Wheel nippers. If you don’t have a pair already, Leponitt is the best brand, and $24.99 is a good price. Other, less expensive brands are available at Home Depot and Amazon.
Supplies from Dick Blick
Transfer paper: choose one
Optional – you will also receive pictures of a project ungrouted and grouted. If you like the grouted look, order Jennifer’s Mosaic Studio tile grout, grey, $6.90. (If you think you’d prefer black please consult with the instructor.)