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3D Sculptural Substrates with Lynne Chinn

Hosted by Nancy Maloney at Camp Bella Soul, Acton,Maine

Instructor:        Lynne Chinn
Days:               4
Times:             9:30am - 5:00pm Thursday, September 6 thru Sunday, September 9, 2018
Level:              Some working knowledge of mosaics (not for the beginner)
Cost:                825.00
Class Size:      8 students minimum, 12 students maximum
Format:           Teacher video presentation and demo, hand-out, hands-on 3-D substrate creation & mosaic discussion
Materials:        75.00. Styrofoam, pins, adhesives, carving and smoothing implements, fiberglass mesh, gloves and many
other products 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 project. 

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 . Mosaics.

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 Nancy Maloney

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 instructor

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 in the historic Bishop Arts District, Dallas, TX

Instructor:         Lynne Chinn
Sessions:         3
Times:              9:30am - 5:00pm Friday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 17, 2018
Level:               Some working knowledge of mosaics, and patience!
Cost:                600.00
Class Size:      6 students minimum, 12 students maximum
Format:            Student hand-out, audio-visual presentation, teacher demonstration, hands-on mosaic work
Materials:         85.00. The instructor will provide a custom-made .925 sterling silver pendant,micro-tweezers and file,
                         glass materials and adhesives necessary to complete your pendant. If your project is incomplete, plenty
                         of materials will be sent home with you. (This is not a glass-pulling class)

If you’ve ever seen professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn’s extremely detailed, small-scaled religious mosaic work, you’ll understand why you should entrust her to teach you to create stunning micromosaic jewelry.

For this course, she has designed and commissioned a very special sterling silver .925 beveled pendant in the shape of a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull. (Dia de los Muertos Calavera)

You will design your Skull using the finest of hand-pulled smalti as well as other modern materials which Lynne has collected from all over the world, including: Smalti Filati, glass stringers and rods, smalti, 24k white and yellow gold smalti, and small-batch Millefiori. There will be loads of reference materials including traditional Mexican patterns which you can elect to follow or use as a template, and Lynne can help guide your design choices to prevent any pitfalls you may encounter.

A audiovisual presentation will help you familiarize yourself with the many different styles of micromosaic work you could employ if you desire. The directionality of the glass rods, the smoothness or roughness of the surface, the colors or lack of color used, the style selected—traditional versus modern, the mixture of items and textures employed within your base—all of these questions will be addressed.

Next, watch as the instructor demonstrates how to set up your workstation, employ the traditional techniques in micromosaic work, and learn which adhesives are best to use as a compliment to metal and glass.

Then, settle into the meditative micromosaic process with Lynne's guidance to steer you around any pitfalls, difficulties or mistakes that can happen. 




. testimonials

Lynne Chinn's class is a thrill for everyone

"Now, this is the class that I have always hoped to have. Lynne is the best teacher I've ever had!"
was just one of the comments I heard from the students at the end of the three days of fun, fellowship and laughter.
All the ladies who attended were quite surprised at the work they turned out.
I wasn't surprised though, having seen Lynne perform miracles with her charges time and time again.
Deb and I were so happy to have her back again and hope to see her again next year, too!

Jim Bowen, Artist/Teacher