3D Sculptural Substrates with Lynne Chinn
Hosted by Nancy Maloney at Camp Bella Soul, Acton,Maine
Instructor: Lynne Chinn
- 5:00pm Thursday, September 6 thru Sunday, September 9, 2018
working knowledge of mosaics (not for the beginner)
Class Size: 8 students minimum, 12
video presentation and demo, hand-out, hands-on 3-D substrate creation &
Materials: 75.00. Styrofoam,
pins, adhesives, carving and smoothing implements, fiberglass mesh, gloves and many
will be provided. The instructor will contact you by email with a list of items
and tools to bring with you
that will make your job easier. (No tesserae will be provided)
Have you seen Lynne Chinn's
award-winning mosaic sculptures and wondered how she made them? Learn how to
create a shapely 3-d surface
for yourself under the watchful eye of professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn, as
she navigates you through all of the decisions and steps that go into such a
Begin by watching the
instructor demonstrate the techniques, learn which materials are best to use as
an underlayment, how to build up your shape, what to use to cover what you have
built-up, and which tools to use to manipulate the materials successfully so
that you can create a smooth, shapely and long-lasting surface to attach your
mosaic artwork to. She will also share how best to incorporate a hanging
mechanism to this kind of substrate so that you will be able to hang your
finished mosaic art work.
Next, a one-on-one
consultation with the teacher, as well as a quick 3-D design/sketch session will
help every student in class to decide upon the shape of sculpture that they
would like to accomplish.
Then, plunge into the
building process with Lynne's guidance to steer you around any pitfalls,
difficulties or mistakes that can happen.
The purpose of this class
is to design, create and complete one shapely 3-D substrate for your mosaic
artwork. Do not bring in another unrelated project of your choosing.
After your substrate is
built, Lynne will discuss how best to design and place your mosaic to get the
most dynamic result out of your contoured surface. She'll share some tips for
calculating and ordering your materials and for preparing the raw surface for
the next step of adhering your tesserae.
If there is any time left in the class, you are welcome to bring
tesserae and start mosaicing your completed substrate. Lynne will be happy to
give you some direction if desired.
This class was such a success in Dallas that I've been asked to teach it in New England!
If you'd like to see some of those images, please visit my Facebook page:
Lynne Chinn .
It is my chance to share a few of my closely
held secrets for creating the sculptural shapes I make. The process takes time,
thus the 4-day schedule. This is a class that so many mosaic friends had asked
me to do, so I hope the timing is right for my prospective students.
The roomy and beautifully appointed workshop is
ensconced in the gorgeous 10-acre woods at Camp Bella Soul in Acton, Maine, just a short walk away from its private beach on
Great East Lake.
Students are welcome
to come and go or stay at the Camp which boasts comfortable sleeping quarters
in 2 charming, roomy cottages, a pristine lake for swimming and recreational
watercraft, and rustic campfires every evening (weather permitting).
On the itinerary:
Sept. 6 Welcoming wine and cheese evening with our host
Sept. 7 Road trip to The Green Heron
Gallery in Ogunquit for Lynne Chinn's opening night Artist's Reception
Sept. 8 Group dinner out with the
To sign up and pay for the class or to get more information about Camp Bella Soul, please click here:
Camp Bella Soul
I hope I'll see you there!!! -Lc
Micromosaic Jewelry featuring a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull
with Lynne Chinn
Hosted by Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours