From the ancient city of Pompeii to the New York City subway system, mosaic art is everywhere! This visual presentation will delight your mind and eye with textures, pattern and color as you learn more about one of the oldest and most enduring artforms. Mosaics are pictures or patterns created by the arrangement of small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass. Through slides and discussion the instructor will travel through time and over continents, starting with mosaics made by ancient Greeks and Romans and ending with contemporary mosaic artists. Learn how mosaics were made in classical times, and see how it has developed into a popular craft and art. Leave this presentation with a greater awareness and appreciation for the mosaic art that surrounds us; and possibly a desire to visit more notable masterpieces in far-flung places around the globe.
Suzanne is the owner of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply in Arlington. She has been making, teaching, and studying mosaics for 12 years.