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2018 Spring Mosaic Class

Spring Mosaic Class!

Sunday, March 18 from 1-5pm

To help ease out of the dreadful winter months, here's an opportunity to create some bright, cheerful mosaic pieces!  Arlington Heights Garden Club members and their friends can choose to create a mosaic flower pot (6" diameter)....or you can create some new mosaic jewelry pendants, or you can make both!  Our instructor, Lisa Tolbert of Mosaic Whimsies, makes these options available to us for $40:

One (1) flower pot and one (1) mosaic pendant or

Three (3) mosaic pendants (if you don't want to make a flower pot)

This 3-4 hour class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials and gain confidence and a solid foundation with new skills.  This informative class covers cutting, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting.  Students will be introduced to a wide variety of materials and will complete their project during class, exploring both traditional and contemporary techniques.  Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of mosaic.  All materials, supplies and use of tools are provided.  Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form.

Please see the attachments for examples of the mosaic jewelry pieces that are so much fun to make!  Lisa will provide a huge selection of tiny flowery shards, colored glass, as well as other silver and gold charms.  Also included in this class is the introduction to a new epoxy adhesive that Lisa has found works wonderfully when including any jewelry and beading in your mosaic work...the adhesive is also useful with other mosaics that incorporate a lot of jewelry.

Here are the details:

Date and time:                     Sunday, March 18 from 1-5pm

Location:                               Arlington Heights Historical Museum

                                                110 W. Fremont Street

                                                Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Participants:                         20 spaces available

Cost:                                       $40 per participant

RSVP Barb by March 8       Please RSVP to Barb prior to March 8 to give Lisa time to order supplies.
                                                 Make checks payable to Mosaic Whimsies.  You may also pay by cash to Barb by March 8.

Contact:                                 Barb Franks, Artistic Committee

                                                Arlington Heights Garden Club


                                                Cell 847-612-8892

Mosaic Jewelry Pendants

6 inch Mosaic Flower Pot