Peace by Piece Mosaics with Kathy Thaden – G24030502
This mosaic course is an opportunity to engage in a visual conversation regarding our care of all that surrounds us. Issues of social justice are complex,
but even small steps of compassion can make a difference for our sisters and brothers globally. We will take time during the week to see examples of modern mosaic art that contribute to the narrative of reconciliation and healing.
Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will guide you through using a variety of materials consisting of miscellaneous glass, ceramic, stone and other random
objects. Registration includes a mosaic kit with a wood panel, handouts, non-toxic glue, and mortar adhesive in addition to the assorted items. Shared tools will be available for use as well.
Find out what is new in this captivating art form and learn a bit of history too. This is your week, and I am honored you are spending your precious time and resources to explore mosaics with me. Open to anyone over the age of 16 – no experience necessary!
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.”