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Mosaic Meditation & Mentoring: Open Studio – G210724

Come delve deeper into modern mosaics in an Open Studio and mentoring format. Participants may enjoy the use of a mosaic studio with the opportunity for advanced instruction and teaching. This week is geared toward those who already have basic mosaic and glass cutting skills looking for space to create on their own.

Mornings will include reflections on creativity and inspiration prior to the open studio time when you may work independently. Evening sessions may begin with brief visual presentations including the history of mosaic art, samples of modern mosaics in a variety of applications and more time to work on your piece.

We look forward to displaying your creations during a closing exhibit with other Festival of Arts courses to wrap up our week. There will also be demonstrations on various applications, techniques, discussions, and critiques when requested. This is an opportunity to receive input on previous work or help navigate new projects.

You will be guided to adhesives that work best for different applications, how and when to grout and options for finishing and/or framing your pieces.

Materials to bring with you:
Safety glasses (your own eyeglasses/reading glasses will do)
Your choice of materials for your own project
Your own tools
Work shirt or apron to protect clothing during grouting
Vinyl or rubber gloves for grouting (NOT lightweight disposable gloves)
Soft rags to clean grout (old flannel or cotton t-shirts are best, not terry cloth towels)
Box and/or bubble wrap to take your mosaic home

Feel free to contact Kathy ahead of time to discuss your Open Studio project prior to your arrival.

July 11-16, 2021

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • Kathy Thaden
    Kathy Thaden

    Kathy Thaden links her art to her faith — expressing awe at creation and the Creator — whether abstract pieces, liturgical commissions or mosaic sculpture.
    Kathy’s study of fine arts and degree in Commercial Art led her to a 25-year career in television art direction. Kathy won numerous honors for her graphic design, animation, and set design, including seven Emmy Awards. Seeking something more tactile, Kathy’s creativity now flows through contemporary mosaic art. Working with glass is a transforming process. The pieces are broken, change shape, fit together, then made whole again — sometimes in surprising ways. Kathy’s award winning work has been shown across the US and Canada. Kathy also creates commissioned mosaics including liturgical art. A Professional Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Episcopal Church & Visual Arts, Kathy is also founder and past-President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.
    Kathy recently came across this quote from Trappist monk Thomas Merton, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Date

Jul 11 - 16 2021

Cost

$625.00

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