September 6 – 9, 2018
Have you seen Lynne Chinn’s award-winning mosaic sculptures and wondered how she made them? Learn how to create a shapely 3-D surface for yourself under the watchful eye of professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn, as she navigates you through all of the decisions and steps that go into such a project.
Begin by watching the instructor demonstrate the techniques, learn which materials are best to use as an underlayment, how to build up your shape, what to use to cover what you have built-up, and which tools to use to manipulate the materials successfully so that you can create a smooth, shapely and long-lasting surface to attach your mosaic artwork to. She will also share how best to incorporate a hanging mechanism to this kind of substrate so that you will be able to hang your finished mosaic art work.
Next, a one-on-one consultation with the teacher, as well as a quick 3-D design/sketch session will help every student in class to decide upon the shape of sculpture that they would like to accomplish.
Then, plunge into the building process with Lynne’s guidance to steer you around any pitfalls, difficulties or mistakes that can happen.
The purpose of this class is to design, create and complete one shapely 3-D substrate for your mosaic artwork. Do not bring in another unrelated project of your choosing.
After your substrate is built, Lynne will discuss how best to design and place your mosaic to get the most dynamic result out of your contoured surface. She’ll share some tips for calculating and ordering your materials and for preparing the raw surface for the next step of adhering your tesserae.
If there is any time left in the class, you are welcome to bring tesserae and start mosaicing your completed substrate. Lynne will be happy to give you some direction if desired.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am- 5:00 pm.
Level: Some working knowledge of mosaics (not for the beginner)
Cost: $825 plus $75 materials
Materials: Styrofoam, pins, adhesives, carving and smoothing implements, fiberglass mesh, gloves and any other products will be provided. The instructor will contact you by email with a list of items and tools to bring with you that will make your job easier. (No tesserae will be provided)
Class Size: minimum 8, maximum 12
Format: Teacher video presentation and demo, hand-out, hands-on 3-D substrate creation & mosaic discussion
The Workshop and Lake at Camp Bella Soul
Sit by the lake, take a swim, or paddle a kayak in your free time.
If you will be staying at the camp, please indicate your lodging preferences. There is a two night minimum stay.
Lodging ranges from $50 to $150 per night and is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the workshop which is open 24 hours. Come early, stay longer or arrive the morning of class. Enjoy the private beach and full use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboard and floats in your spare time. Food is not included with lodging so bring a cooler packed with your favorite fixings. Two full kitchens are waiting for you as are local grocery stores if you prefer to shop when you arrive. Fresh produce from local farms is also available nearby, as are restaurants. Contact Nancy Maloney 978.882.3390 with questions.
Registration and Cancellation Policy
Registation: Full payment is due upon registration
Waitlist: If a workshop is filled at the time your payment is received you will be notified and given the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. Wait list members will be notified on a first-come first-served basis.
Refunds: Full refunds will be granted 30 days or more before the start date of the course. Partial refunds will be granted as follows: 75% Refund – between 29 and 21 days before the start date of the course. 50% Refund – between 20 and 14 days before the start date of the course. 25% Refund – between 13 and 7 days before the start date of the course. No Refund – 6 days or less before the start date of the course.
Cancellation: Courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment may be cancelled. If the course must be cancelled by Lynne Chinn Mosaics, you will receive a full refund (100%).