Martin Cheek... Mixed Media Fused Glass Mosaics....
March 8 & 9, 2019...Saturday & Sunday
2-Day Workshop ...Blue Raven Art School...Tucson, AZ...$350/pp (+ $55 mat fee due first of workshop -Cash*, CC, PP)
British mosaic artist and author Martin Cheek returns to the U.S. offering a 2-day workshop!
Martin Cheek has pioneered the use of hand made glass fusions in the making of creating a mosaic. He is a master of this process and will have on hand, hundreds of fused glass pieces to choose from that you can experiment with in your own creations during this workshop.
Participants will think about what it IS they would like to make a mosaic of and bring with them to the workshop this inspirational reference (photo, a picture, image, etc). During the workshop we will be working with various materials including stained glass, smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori, and Martin’s own hand made fusions to create pieces full of texture, dimension, originality and color. Using examples of Martin’s own work, he will show you how the various materials affect your finished piece.
No matter what your experience is with mosaic art, Martin addresses each student at his or her level of experience from beginner to beyond.
The course will be lots of hands on work creating mosaic pieces, practical demonstrations, slide-show presentations, and individual instruction, all of which are aimed to ensure that each student learns the art of creating mosaics and learns more about their own creative, personal style.
Glass cutting, shaping techniques and design elements and techniques will be covered. We will be working with 2 size substrates: 12 x 12 inches and 16 x 12 inches to work on over the course of the workshop.
Students will bring their own image design or inspirational reference and during the workshop, work on this mosaic incorporating Martin’s original handmade glass fusions plus some combination of any or all of traditional glass elements such as smalti, vitreous glass, millefiore, and/or stained glass.
...........Martin also has kits available if you would like...please see common questions below and then contact Martin after registering with Mosaic Guys
What does a kit consist of?
A kit contains the fusions for the student to make a mosaic of, say, a peacock, a fire bird, a pair of owls or an underwater scene. I am happy to include more designs to this range if anyone has any requests.I have made a mosaic of all of the above so that everyone can see what I mean. Mosaic Guys will provide the necessary materials (glass & glass tile) for the student to finish the project,
What color are the kits?
I can make any of the kits any colour if given enough notice. My cut off point for making these kits will be December 31 2018
The peacocks currently come in blue and green, the firebird is red, the owls are brown or white, the underwater scene consists of various fish, reeds and starfish that the student can choose from my underwater stock.
What size are the kits?
The peacock and fire bird are 16 inches x 12 inches.
The owls are 25 x 20 cm
This is my suggested size – the kits can be any size the student wants...HOWEVER if they want to finish then keep it small!
Usually mosaic can’t be grouted on the same day that it is completed... a selection of grout and instructions provided by Mosaic Guys
You can see Martin's mosaic work by going to:
Martin's website: http://www.martincheek.co.uk
Martin's Blog: http://martincheek.net/
and Martin's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/martincheekmosaicart
Martin Cheek has been creating mosaics professionally for 30 years and has shared his expertise in six best-selling books on this subject.
With a degree in graphic design from Exeter College of Art & Design in the United Kingdom, Martin went on to work in the film industry as an animator where he set up his own production company, Cheeky Films Ltd.
He has worked on award winning films and puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland, and Portland Bill.
As a full time professional mosaic artist, Martin spends his time working on commissioned projects for both private and corporate clients that include museums, schools, parks, and hospitals. Martin teaches workshops throughout the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
Martin’s latest book, Fused Glass Mosaics, is a good illustration of the exciting medium of using fused glass mosaics. The text is a rich bestowment of Martin’s detail to order, his passion and humor, and his you-can-do-it encouragement. This book serves as an art course in mosaics, whereby each chapter offers a different stylistic challenge. In fulfilling these projects, the reader will develop their own individual style.
.....For more information and to see Martin’s work, visit his website: http://www.martincheek.co.uk