So many metaphors in life for finding Beauty in the things and places that are broken. We can’t avoid heartbreak, illness, loss, the broken plates, the spilled milk…It is a process of taking these fragments and making things whole again. I’m teaching a course on a subject close to my heart: artist built environments, with a focus on mosaic, of course. I’ll be sharing images of mosaic visionary environments from my travels, and in the studio we’ll be making mosaics based on this inspiration. More info below, and I hope you’ll join us! NOV 10-11 at John Michael Kohler Arts Center on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
2-day Weekend Workshop with plenty of studio time
NOV 10 -11, 2018 >>
Sat. 10-4 , (with lunch break in the lovely JMKAC cafe)
No mosaic experience is needed, and materials are supplied, though you’re encouraged to bring your favorite bits and bobs!
$125/ $100 JMKAC member
Mosaic expert Lillian Sizemore will guide you through an exciting process of transforming your broken fragments into a work of beauty and meaning. Sizemore begins with an inspiring visual presentation on mosaic art environments from her world travels and local Wisconsin sites. In the studio, Lillian will demonstrate mosaic cutting and setting techniques for varied materials, and her warm teaching style supports your creative process. She will teach a dynamic mosaic process setting directly into mortar. The uneven surface creates a vibrant effect as you uncover unexpected relationships inherent in found materials. Start gathering your broken treasures! Upon registration you’ll be sent a course outline with considerations for materials to bring. Each student receives a surprise goody bag including “Wandering Wisconsin” Art Environment map!
“Lillian gives you the opportunity to explore your creativity, as well as giving technical expertise on mosaic art. Lillian is a caring, generous teacher. You will be so proud of the work you have accomplished in class!” — K. N. Oakland, CA
Recognized as the ‘mosaic detective’, Lillian Sizemore has been making, teaching and researching in the field since the early 1990s. She has presented at many museums and cultural institutions, along with PhD studies at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in London. She is a frequent invited participant in international mosaic symposia as both presenter and visiting artist. Sizemore maintains a large image archive of mosaic art environments and her published articles can be found in Raw Vision, Society of Commercial Archaeology and Andamento among others. Students enjoy her personable and informed teaching style, and the techniques she will be sharing are rooted in Sizemore’s personal practice.
This workshop is held in a very special place. JMKAC is known for their creative artist exchanges, exhibitions and collections, I mean, just check out the washrooms!
If you’re traveling from afar, Click link for local accommodations and restaurants >> Welcome to Sheboygan
driving distances from a few major city hubs:
about 2 hours north of Chicago, IL ,
1 hour north of Milwaukee WI,
1 hour south from Green Bay, WI,
2+ hours east from Madison WI
608 New York Avenue | Sheboygan, WI 53081 |Phone: 920.458.6144 |JMKAC.org
Thanks so much and hope to see you there!