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The Art of Mosaics with Chicago artist, artist Staci Sterenberg! ages 18+ (1)
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Bio and Workshop Description
Third Eye Workshop with Teaching Artist Staci Sterenberg
Join visiting artist Staci Sterenberg for this 3 hour tour that introduces the art of picassiette mosaic. Loosely translated, picassiette means "others people's plates" and refers to the technique that uses broken dishes to create one of a kind mosaic creations. Students will learn basic cutting, gluing and placement of ceramic and glass tesserae as well as best tool practices. She will share her knowledge and designs with students as they create their own "third eye" in the workshop. Titled "third eyes" (cause you already have two!), the eye symbolizes many things in various cultural traditions from protection to wisdom. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will leave with a (nearly) finished piece that can be grouted at home with instructions and grout included. All tools and materials are also provided, but if you have a broken dish or keepsake you'd like to include, bring it along! No prior experience necessary.
Limited seating: 12
Staci Sterenberg is a Chicago based artist and educator working in fiber, sculpture and mosaic. As a collector, Staci has always gravitated toward shiny objects and forgotten artifacts and ephemera. For that reason alone, mosaic has become her preferred medium Constantly inspired by the discarded materials produced in our throwaway society, Staci claims her studio is “where cast off materials meet their final resting place”. Using reclaimed glass, metal and ceramic bits and shards, her work explores identity and power using images of the body juxtaposed with the shattered remains of manmade materials. Staci holds a BA in Studio Art from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Art Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Staci has been a teaching artist for nearly two decades to students of all ages.