this one-and-half-day class, you will learn the basic skills needed to
create a mosaic stepping stone: designing the piece, choosing colors,
cutting the ceramic tiles, adhering the tiles to the concrete form with
mortar, then applying grout to finish the piece.
I will provide all materials (great selection of tile, pottery and glass!),
equipment, instruction, cheerleading, and coffee. You should just bring
a bag lunch on Saturday (fridge available). Also, if you have a broken
dish youve been dying to do something with, or tile/glass/stone
in a color or pattern you love, by all means bring that to incorporate.
You will be creating your mosaic atop a preformed concrete paver, 12
across in your choice of three shapes: round, square or hexagonal. You
should be able to complete one stepping stone during the workshop: permanent,
weatherproof art for your garden - or your mom.
will be working in the space behind/under the house - not actually in
the backyard, but still in the open air, with a nice view of the garden
and a roof over our heads. So be sure to wear (old, crummy) clothing in
layers, as usual in San Francisco. The workshops are small, only two to
five students, so youll get lots of individual attention.
The cost of the workshop is $110 ($50 deposit, the rest when you arrive)
per person. To reserve your space, please send your deposit check to
address above, specifying which date you prefer. Im quite flexible
as to scheduling, so you are not necessarily limited to a weekend, or
even to two consecutive days (The process does require more than one
day). Also, if you have a friend or two wanting to learn mosaic, you
your own workshop without waiting for me to gather students and set a
Please call me at 648-6740 if you have any questions. I hope that this
project will open you up to the potential of mosaic to enrich your world
and that of those around you. Maybe youll want to tile everything
in sight if only you had the time! A stepping stone indeed.
P.S. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Also, here's a good source of mosaic
supplies on the web: Di