Mosaic Mural Making in Provence

with Laurel True and Valerie Nicoladze at Esprit Mosaique Studio in Les Anges near Avignon

Five-day workshop

July 19 - 23, 2017

Wednesday - Sunday 9:30 am - 3: 30 pm
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Join mosaic artists Laurel True and Valerie Nicoladze in Valerie’s Esprit Mosaique Studio in the South of France for a five-day Magical Mural Making Experience.

Venture in to this magical region of France, and into the process of mystical creation, working on a group mural depicting a peacock-like mythical bird, flying on the minstrel winds of Provence.

Instructors Laurel and Valerie bring decades of combined experience in mosaic making and mural creation to this fun, experiential workshop. Open to students of all levels, skills will be presented that can be taken home and applied to future projects, both large and small-scale. 

The hands-on workshop will give participants the opportunity to work on larger piece as a team and/ or work on individual elements to be incorporated into the larger mural. Workshop includes instruction in basic mosaic making principles as well as strategies and techniques in architectural mosaics that can be used in professional development.

Discussion will include working with intuitive inspirations, aligning creative vision with execution, and manifesting creative ideas.

Skills presented include design development, materials selection, project planning and execution and permanent installation techniques. Students will work with Laurel and Valerie to create a relief mural with satellite elements that will be installed onto a permanent wall.

Students will gain experience working with colorful glass, mirror and ceramic materials, working with glass and ceramic mosaic tools, basic and precision setting techniques and off-site mural creation using tile tape and fiberglass mesh.

Workshop will include studio immersion time in the mornings and afternoons, with workshop days ending at 3 pm to give participants a chance to join in the festivities of the Festival of Avignon - a month-long performance and theater festival which is famous the world over. 

The studio is located in nearby Les Anges, and the magical city of Avignon which has inspired artists throughout time, is host to myriad activities, restaurants and theatrical fantasy in the month of July. 

References for local, small hotels and guest houses will be offered as well as arrival and transportation information. Esprit Mosaique Studio has relationships with a small, local transport company which can provide taxi service to workshop participants to the from the studio for reasonable rates. 

Cost of Experience: 750 / $800

Includes workshop instruction, all materials, lunch, and celebration dinner. 

Workshop does not include hotel, transportation or meals other than the above

Limit 10 students. 

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