April Workshops Focus on Hope and Flowers

During the month of April, we were moving from completely virtual workshops to just starting a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions. In one series, taught by artist instructor Betty Rosen, the focus was on lettering in mosaic. The group collectively chose the word “Hope” to interpret. Through discussions about both the meaning of the word and the look of it, Betty emphasized cutting techniques and color theory to create thoughtful pieces.

Here are just a few of the sketches and mosaic pieces created during April.

Kim’s Hope
James' Hope

Robbie Jean’s Hope sketch

In a second series of workshops, taught virtually by artist instructor Ellen Dinerman, participants turned their attention to the beauty of flowers and how to interpret them into mosaic. These sessions focused on sketching a design, which would then be made into mosaic. In addition to lively discussions on the vast variety of flowers in this world, we also looked at flowers in nature and art for inspiration. Here are a few of the sketches by our artists for their future flower mosaics.

 Artist instructor Bea Jones supported in the workshop, showing her process for creating a mosaic flower

Artist instructor Bea Jones supported in the workshop, showing her process for creating a mosaic flower.

Artist Robbie Jean took inspiration from her backyard, where there is a bush of lovely purple flowers.

Artist Robbie Jean took inspiration from her backyard, where there is a bush of lovely purple flowers.

Participant Artist Vickie sketches a thyme plant and recently turned it into mosaic.

Participant Artist Vickie sketches a thyme plant and recently turned it into mosaic.

Participant Artist John’s sketch includes specific materials he will use in his final piece.

Participant Artist John’s sketch includes specific materials he will use in his final piece.

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