MOSAIC CLASSES – BASIC INFO … flexible scheduling allows the beginning student to start at any time. Use FB private message or the old-fashioned landline 520-297-3606
Here is preliminary class info: If you have any questions after reading this, please contact me.
BEGINNING MOSAICS CLASS – (Experimental Rate and Flexible Schedule). Class is designed for and directed toward the unknowledgeable and inexperienced beginner. Student must be willing get hands dirty.
Instructor: Aureleo Rosano, mosaic artist and metal sculptor in Tucson, Arizona
Mosaics can be seen in the Ignite/Create video interview of Rosano at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZDWSavFzg
Rosano combines his passion for working in steel and glass mosaic into works of sculpture, three dimensional wall pieces and architectural details. See his work at www.rosano.org, Toscana Gallery, or on his Facebook timeline.
The cost of $300.00 includes twelve hours** (but if it goes a bit longer, no worry or added cost) in the studio with Aureleo Rosano, (five percent lecture, ninety-five percent hands-on. Instructions in basic, modern mosaic supplies and techniques. Familiarization and practice with Italian glass tiles, stained glass, glues, mastics, grouts, etc. At the end of the instruction, the student will have a small, completed mosaic, ready for disposal or ready for framing and eternal enjoyment. Payment schedule is also flexible.
Contact: Facebook private messaging, (that’s easy) or … email: email@example.com (that’s easy, too) or, if all else fails, use the old-fashioned land line; 520-297-3606.
**Scheduling of the twelve hours of instruction (in minimum two-hour segments) can be very flexible and is to be arranged by student and instructor. At times, there are up to four students working at the same time, but usually only one or two. The studio is in the far northwest Tucson area.
Mosaic Class (flexible scheduling): As instructor, trying to cover the many hours of a week, my idea is to be available at three or four diverse times during the week. For example: 9:00AM – 1:00PM on a weekday (Tuesdays?) 2:00PM to 6:00PM also on a weekday (Thursdays?), and 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturdays. My thinking is that a student could find at least two hours per week at one of those times (3 to 4-hour sessions seem the most comfortable and efficient). The student should always call ahead to verify that I would be available or if an alternate time was available. Times and days are not set in concrete.
Located in the boondocks of Northwest Tucson (near Tangerine and LaCholla).
You need only bring eye protection and something to drink if water won’t do. You can pay by cash or check and you don’t have to pay all at once … start with $75.00 if you prefer. Bring some ideas as to your first mosaic but be prepared to have it morph into something unexpected. Now … ask me some questions.
A question from a student … “So you had mentioned that reading glasses may be okay for eye protection…correct? I will bring my checks with me and glad that you can take partial payment. Do you have any recommendations of where to look to get ideas?”
Well, that’s three questions and that’s OK. Reading glasses are fine. Big ones can be bought at a Dollar store. Ideas? … Try not to design anything too complex for this first time. Here are some of the best ideas for your first small mosaic (it will be about 10 x 14 in) … a floral thing, a geometric theme, a space thingy, or just pure abstract. A detailed portrait of your pet Dalmatian is probably a no-go. Look at the mosaic section of my website … www.rosano.org … you’ll see different ideas … or look at some of my past mosaic postings on Facebook.