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Event Series Event Series: Smalti for Beginners

SOLD OUT – Smalti for Beginners

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fri, March 1, 6:00pm- 8:00pm- Intro and discussion of projects

Sat, March 2, 9:00am- 5:00pm- work on cutting and laying Smalti and adhering mosaic to your substrate

Sun, March 3, 10:00am- 3:00pm- finishing your mosaic

Instructor: Debra D’Souza

Geared towards ages 18+  Cost:  $260

In this weekend workshop, you will learn the basics of working with smalti- the beautiful Italian glass that has been used in mosaics for centuries. You will learn about different types of smalti, how they are made, and how to cut them with both nippers and hammer and hardie. Instruction includes how to use this set mortar as a setting medium and hot to work from an image. We will cover basic setting styles, both ancient and modern. Choose a simple design image from my collection, or send me an image that you would be interested in creating. (Remember to keep it simple). You will leave class with a colorful, 6”x6” Smalti mosaic.

Use of tools, substrates and materials and included. No art or mosaic experience necessary.

Austin Area Arts is implementing a new refund policy on classes starting January 1, 2024.

Full (100%) refunds when a class is 15 or more days away

Half (50%) refunds when a class is 3-14 days away

No refund when a class is 1-2 days/48 hours away


March 2
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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