Local mosaic artist Marnie Silcocks is bringing her talents and a variety of materials and supplies to a new creative, two-day, abstract mosaic workshop at the Price Center March 18 and 25 from 1-4 p.m. A $50 advance registration fee covers the cost of workshop and the majority of the materials needed to complete a project.
“This latest creative workshop is a nice compliment to the ongoing heritage arts practiced monthly at the Center as well as ongoing workshops we’ve hosted with the LifeLong Learning Organization,” said Clay DeStefano, executive director. “Folks seem to like the short-term commitment mixed with ability to learn a new creative skill and walk away with a finished product.”
In this Mosaic workshop participants will experience an “out of the box” form of Mosaic design. This form of Mosaic allows you to use your color choices and design as far as your imagination will take you. Abstract is using the flow of lines of color and materials. Various items, including wire, glass tiles and beads, and other intriguing materials in unique shapes and sizes will be provided for participants to create an abstract design. There is no grouting involved. Participants can expect to learn some nipping, fitting and embedding techniques.
Materials provided include: Wedi board, Adhesive, Wire, Copper tape, One D-hook and adhesive, Some materials such as beads and glass tiles. Because the idea is to create one’s own art based on your color and design choices, other materials will be available for purchase. (Please bring some cash $10.00) A small list of required tools and materials is required.
The class is limited to six participants only. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call the Price Center directly at 512-392-2900 or stop by 222 W. San Antonio St., downtown San Marcos, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ABOUT MARLENE SILCOCKS:
"Marnie" … found her corner of the Mosaic Art world at the age of 66; learning from an extremely gifted local artist. Further excitement and encouragement came when someone loved one of her pieces enough to purchase it and place in their home.She’s a member of the Austin Mosaic Guild (AMG); Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA); and Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA).She attends classes at the Austin School of Mosaics (ASM) and SAMA conferences.Her work has been exhibited in Wimberley, San Marcos and Austin.
“I continue to learn from all artists to improve both technical and creative skills. Mostly, I have a lot of fun and meet extremely interesting people. There are many forms of art available to all who love to create. My LOVE is Mosaics.” - MARNIE