Mosaics at Maud Morgan Art Center
Seven students in my class produced beautiful work in a workshop at the Maud Morgan Art Center in Cambridge, MA on two chilly Sundays in April, 2014. We worked on 8" X 8" squares. The birds below are by Debbie Whitney.
You may recognize the mosaic below from my class at Mass College of Art earlier in the month. Kate attended this class at Maud Morgan Arts to finish up her background and grout and frame her beautiful owl. This is Kate's first mosaic.
Susan also decided to take the class at Maud Morgan Arts after taking the class at Mass Art recently. Her two boxer mosaics are finished, grouted and framed.
Susan also worked on an abstract mosaic for the first time. She worked with gradations of light and dark, subtle color changes, and varying the shapes of the tesserae.
Jennifer created her first mosaic, inspired by a still life with tropical fruits. She cut the tiles into very small pieces and worked on perfecting curves and color gradations.
Leslie has some experience with mosaics and used this class to develop an original design and to work on her composition and the flow (or andamento) of the tiles.
Adria has worked in many other media, and this was her first experience with mosaics. She used one of her paintings as the inspiration for this abstract composition.
Dianne has been working primarily in clay, and this is her first mosaic. Mosaics and clay go together very well; the broken pieces of ceramics can be recycled into a mosaic project.