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Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop

Glass on Glass mosaics have an appearance similar to stained glass, where light shines through the translucent colored glass. The materials are grouted instead of using lead to bind the pieces in place. They look beautiful when displayed in windows.

Students will be introduced to the contemporary double direct method of building mosaics. This technique allows the student to place glass pieces, tesserae, on a sticky surface which will cover a drawing of your choosing. Use your own drawing or my templates as a guide, you will place glass mosaic pieces on top of the image you choose. The entire art piece is on a board so it’s easy to move and transport. Materials can be easily changed or swapped out until the design is finalized.

In this workshop students will learn the types of glass applicable to glass on glass (GOG) mosaic design. Students will learn to use mosaic tools to cut and shape glass into tesserae (the pieces that make a mosaic). GOG mosaic design, the double direct method, and grouting technique will be discussed. Adhesives specific to GOG, terminology, and finishing will also be presented.

Each student will be guided through the design process to create a 9” x 9” glass on glass mosaic intended for interior display. No previous mosaic experience necessary. However, the more mosaic experience you have determines the detail in your mosaic. Repeat this workshop to fine tune your cutting and design skills.

Workshop Date: Saturday, April 6th - 10am-5pm
Please call/email or register below: 831-359-8188 |

This workshop will be held at:
Monterey Street Design 224 Monterey Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Tuition: $80 • Supply Fee $30 (includes frame)
Instructor: Monterey Street Design Owner, Denise Davidson

Go to SHOP to reserve your spot, or call/email to register or ask questions.

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