Workshop: Embracing the Monochrome in Mosaic Fine Art
Instructor: Carol Shelkin
Class time: Session 8
Session 8: Friday, September 29th, 8:00AM - 5:00PM (with a 1 hour lunch break)
You can create a portrait, a landscape or an abstract piece in this class. Whatever you choose, you will achieve the monochromatic look by using a tone-on-tone color scheme in your artwork using a single color, tones, tints and shades. You’ll be working with high-end stained glass, glass tiles, Italian millefiori and an optional touch of one other color to “pop” and “highlight” your work. This is a comprehensive workshop and you will be supplied with inspirational photos to choose from to support your design and create your project. I’ll take you through the process of understanding monochromatic mosaic art with instruction in composition, design, space, value, movement and understanding contemporary andamento in the PowerPoint presentation and group conversations.
I will help you make decisions about arranging elements that will be developed in your personal artwork. We will discuss techniques in contemporary mosaic works and direct each student to develop their own style to express their own vision with limited colors of monochromatic materials. The lessons taught and instruction given will last the student long after the class is over. No question will be left unanswered. This workshop will include a PowerPoint Presentation, demonstrations and hands-on exercises. If you do not finish your mosaic, you will be given enough material to complete at home.
Carol Shelkin is a full-time visual artist and instructor living just outside of Philadelphia. She teaches, welcomes commissions and exhibits her work worldwide. Carol’s mosaic creations are often described as “painting with glass” and appear in many collections where she receives special recognition and awards. She developed her unique style and teaching techniques through her personal studies at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and Studio Arte del Mosaico; Ravenna, Italy along with her years of teaching art. Carol holds classes in and around Philadelphia and worldwide. As an educator and having a love for travel, she is the founder - owner and also offers weeklong Mosaic Art Retreats, Workshops and Tours in such places as Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ireland and France. Carol is a founding member and past President of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia and a Master Artisan with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. www.carolshelkinmosaics.com