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Beginners Mosaic Class; Garden Butterfly 

Garden Butterfly

Sat. May 19, 2018  Time: 10 – 2 o’clock
$65. Teens to Adults

 Instructor: Barbara Dybala

The best way to spend Saturday morning ever!
Everybody loves a butterfly and this four hours workshop flutters by fast. I’ve designed this class to expose the students to a variety’s of mosaic materials, as well as working in three dimensions.  We will cover the basic mosaic techniques, tools, and jargon. This approach is a fun way to start your transformation into a mosaic artist. Before BYOB.

Beginners Mosaic Class; Mosaic Pendent Class

Pendent Workshop

Sun. May 20, 2018    Time: 2 – 4 o’clock
$45. Teens to Adults

Instructor: Barbara Dybala

The best friends afternoon out. Over 200 people enjoyed this workshop in 2017.
This relaxing pendant workshop starts with a selection of ten different styles of pendant shells. Next, choose from over 100 different types of beads, jewels, watch parts and stones to fill your pendant. You will be guided through the design phase and develop a self-confidence you never knew you had.

BYOB and snack always make the design flow much more natural. All mosaic supplies are furnished.

Bee, Flower, & Bug Workshop
Visiting Instructors, Katrina Doran and Rebecca Collins team up with Barbara Dybala to bring you a 3-day exciting mosaic experience.

Bee, Flower, & Bug Workshop
3 Mosaic Teachers + 3 Mosaic Techniques

Friday-Sunday. June 15 – 17, 2018
Time: 10 – 4 o’clock
$375. plus $75 Supply Fee

Rebecca Collins, Katrina Doran, and Barbara Dybala will be teaching this 3-day mosaic workshop.  Katrina will be teaching you how to make small 3-d Beaded Flower, Rebecca will show you how to create Insect Assemblage Specimen Box, and Barbara will be teaching you Birds, Set in Stone. All supplies are furnished but bring your nippers and tweezers.

Each day a new instructor, a new project, and a new beginning. If you are staying the night upstairs in the Dragonfly Wing, you can continue to work on your project in the evening.
Friday
Birds, Set in Stone with Barbara Dybala

This little bird will introduce you to the double reverse mosaic method. This simplified version of the Ravenna technique will get you nipping for sure. Bird patterns are available, or you can bring your design.
Saturday
3-d Flowers with Katrina Doran
Learn Katrina Doran secret to creating mosaic flowers. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a small 3-5 inch flower armature and then learn the art of mosaic embellishments. Our materials for embellishing will include costume jewelry, glass beads, smalti and porcelain bits. Please feel free to bring old jewelry or doll parts with you to add to your flower.
Sunday
Insect Assemblage Specimen Boxes with Rebecca Collins

In this workshop Rebecca Collins will guide you to create techno bugs working them into an assemblage inside of a cradleboard or other box, incorporating paper text, techno bits, nuts and bolts, vacuum tubes and pieces, etc. The idea being these are like specimens.Bugs are the perfect subject for playful abstraction.

BYOB and snack always make the design flow much more natural. All mosaic supplies are furnished.

If you wish to stay in the DragonFly Wing, email me@barbaradybala.com and reserve early.
There are only six beds. $50 per bed, per night, 2-night min. includes light breakfast.

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Wire-based Concrete Sculpture Workshop

Wire-based Concrete Sculpture Workshop

Friday-Sunday. September 14 – 16, 2018
Time: 10 – 4 o’clock

$375. plus $50 Supply Fee

Instructor: Barbara Dybala

This workshop explores the strengths of creating concrete sculptures supported by a wire base. There are two important parts to this workshop. One, how to properly construct a metal armature to support a cement coating. Two, using the right cement recipe for the design. We will explore Canadian artist, Andrew Goss great cement recipes for extra strong sculpting cement. There are always new products on the market so we will play a little with a product called “Shapecrete.”  Fun.
What should you make? What should you think about ahead of time? To mosaic or not to mosaic? These considerations will affect how you finish your sculpture, so let’s plan.
Whatever you sculpt has to get home, remember you will be traveling with a damp, curing delicate sculpture so it will need to fit in your vehicle. Ok, last bit of advice, bring packing to support your sculptures ride home!
Remember concrete is hard, cement is the mixture.

Those wishing to stay in the DragonFlyWing, please email and reserve early. There are only six beds.

BRING your own Leather Gloves and Wire Cutters

These items can be ordered via Home Depot and not necessarily found in stores.
I like this wire cutter because it is strong and I am not.


Zareba Fence Wire Cutter    

Firm Grip Leather Gloves

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