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Event Category: Classes / Workshops
“The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” Even though it may have features like squares or triangles, a mandala always has a concentric (circular) nature. Symbolic Meaning of Mandala. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony.”
Get ready to create a colorful harmonious mandala. Using student created designs and materials such as stained glass, ceramic, stone and beads, students will capture the essence of their own mosaic style. Supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own trinkets to use such as shells, broken jewelry, favorite glass beads and rocks.
Student will be introduced to basic terminology, safety and tools for making a mosaic. On Day 1, students will be guided through the step by step process to create a one of a kind mosaic. Day 2 will be shorter as you finish by grouting and cleaning your piece. The final project will be an approx. 12”. This two-day workshop is a level I class, no prior experience is needed.
Lunch will NOT be provided for this workshop, but we encourage people to brown bag a light lunch to eat during a short break.
Michele Pollina (formally Naylon) is a self-taught mosaicist from Orchard Park, NY. After receiving a BS in Art Education and MS in Administration from Buffalo State College, she began Naptime Mosaics in 2001, creating this tesserae art during the “naptime” of her young children. Since then she has been teaching mosaics via area Community Education, the former Village Clay, Buffalo Arts Studio and middle and high school students in Illinois. She has participated in various Art Festivals around WNY including Letchworth, Quaker and Allentown. Michele specializes in creating custom mosaic pieces and repurposing old furniture.
Class Tuition: $40 + $15 Supplies = $55
Registration is required and seating is limited.
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.