Workshop Series at The Sou’wester
Custom Mosaics with Damon Ayers and Christy Wiesenhahn
10am – 4pm Sat July 15 (w/ hour lunch walk on the beach)
11am – 12:30pm July 16 (short day to grout, finish & admire work)
Participants will complete a paneled mosaic using tiles and found objects. You can come prepared with an idea or sketch of a design that you would like to execute OR take an experimental approach to the materials. Either way you will come away with a wonderful, finished mosaic panel that is specifically emblematic of the particular time and place in which it was made. One of the great things about mosaic is its durability and timeless nature. There will be some discussion of the history of mosaics and possible materials and we will also host an extended “beach walk lunch hour” during which we will look at different kinds of local materials (shells, rocks, etc.) that we might incorporate into our works.
Damon and Christy are two artists who have been good friends for decades. Christy is primarily a tile/ mosaic artist whose expanded practice includes designing theater sets and working on skateboard parks. Damon mostly works in video but his practice often includes actors and extensive set building. They got the chance to work on a skateboard park together a few years ago and have been looking for a chance to work together again ever since.
COST: $40 plus $10 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.) This cost covers both Sat and Sun classes.
BRING: Please bring an idea, image or sketch that you would like to execute as a tile mosaic. Please wear clothes that you will be comfortable in outdoors as we will taka an hour long beach walk lunch break and discuss the possibilities of using found objects in our mosaics. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided.
All workshops are open to the public.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
Students under 12 years old should have a parent in attendance.
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542