July 10–24, 2022
Learn to create mosaics—the most enduring form of pictorial art. In this hands-on, two-week course, Rick Shelley will demonstrate the methods of mosaic production. Students will learn to shape stone, glass, and ceramic into tesserae to be used in three mosaic projects. Roman mosaics, medieval mosaics, and contemporary mosaics will be studied for inspiration. The course combines intensive instruction with weekend excursions to the mosaic treasures in Florence and Ravenna. Students are encouraged to work in the studio outside of class, as studios are open 24 hours. The goal is to enjoy and create beautiful mosaics.