Date: Saturday November 3rd 10am-4pm, Sunday November 4th 1-4pm, Saturday November 10th flex time 1-3pm
Tuition: Member $75.00 / Non Member $93.75
Material Fee: $20.00, Payable to Instructor at Beginning of Class
Class Description: During this class Participants will create a beautiful 8” x 24” Outdoor Garden Mosaic ground sculpture 'stream' of cut glass, stone and sand, suitable for indoor or outdoor display. It will be constructed on concrete backer board, using glass, stone, grout and sand.
On the first day students will learn to cut glass and arrange a design. On the second day, students will adhere glass and rocks to backer board within set mortar. On the following weekend, students will finish their mosaic with grout and sand.
The schedule will be as follows: Saturday November 3rd 10am-4pm, Sunday November 4th 1pm-4pm & Saturday November 10th flex time between 1pm-3pm.
Minimum Age: 18 and older or with responsible adult/special permission from instructor
About the Instructor: Nikki Pynn has been working in stained glass since 1980. Her introduction to the medium came while working on her undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University. She learned in an non-traditional way, not taking a class but created her own style of working and going to a professor at VCU for critiques. Following her graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, she continued the practice of stained glass construction. In 1989, she worked in a stained glass shop, learning a traditional system of working in glass. Nikki worked in the traditional manner of making panels until 2003. At that point, she began experimenting with the traditional techniques, pushing the limits of weight and form. She was encouraged by the negative spaces of objects around her and began incorporating those objects into her pieces.