Mosaics with Recycled Materials

Learn to use what’s around you to create mosaic artwork...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Orleans School of Art and Craft
10 am - 4 pm
Level: Any, no experience necessary
Cost: $125

In this one-day workshop students will create a unique mosaic piece using salvaged, found and recycled materials.

Students will explore ideas around using what’s available to createmeaningful art, and how to use mosaic as a technique for exploring texture, light and combinations of diverse materials and their inherent qualities.

Workshop will also cover:

  • Sourcing and gathering materials
  • Working with prompts to create a compelling design
  • Combining materials to achieve interesting effects
  • Various approaches to mosaic making
  • Preparing a surface/ object to receive mosaic
  • Adhesives
  • Environmental constrains for certain materials

A selection of objects and surfaces to work on will be provided, or students can bring their own with consent of instructor.

There will be lots of materials to experiment with including: second run and used ceramic tile, scrap stained glass, architectural glass, mirror, dishes and pottery, metal objects and hardware, bottle caps, sea glass, slag glass, bottles and salvaged glass, discards from professional glass studios, stone, marble and more.

Students are welcome to bring additional materials to work with.

Workshop will be held at:

New Orleans School of Art and Craft is located at:
3041 N. Rampart in Bywater


"Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up."  

- El Anatsui