In this hands-on course, participants will learn how to create, design and make a personal mosaic mandala, using a combination of lecture, demo, and individual exercises.
Mandalas, which appear in nearly all cultures throughout the world, are round geometric designs, typically with an individual, spiritual or religious significance. Dianne will present an overview of the fascinating subject of sacred geometry and mandala art in a slideshow during the class, but the focus of this class will be primarily on the creation of each participant’s mosaic mandala. Participants will gain the skills and ability to create a variety of beautiful geometric round designs using the techniques learned in this workshop.
Each participant will receive a geometric design kit which will enhance their ability to create geometric designs in this and future projects. We will create our individual mandalas using stained glass, glass nuggets, and glass tile on a prepared 12″ round MDF substrate. Dianne will provide all materials, but participants may choose to bring a “focal point” for the center of their creations, and any additional materials they might want to include. Most participants will be able to finish during the class but may opt to take their materials and projects to finish at home. This course is suitable for all skill levels.
Dianne Sonnenberg is an internationally-recognized mosaic artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Austin, TX. She has been involved in the global mosaic community for over 18 years and is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA). Dianne is passionate about mosaic art and has taught hundreds of students the wonderful art of mosaics. Her mosaics and sculptural works have won numerous awards, including Best Architectural Mosaic at the 2010 Mosaic Arts International Exhibit in Chicago, IL. Dianne is a member of the faculty at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria and teaches mosaic courses across the US and Canada. diannesonnenberg.com