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3D Mosaic Cactus October 29-November 1

October 29 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm

- $695.00


If you’ve been looking for a concentrated opportunity to advance your understanding and skills in creating three dimensional sculpture, then this class will knock your socks off.  You’ll be provided with a steel armature and then over four days you’ll learn how to cut wedi board to cover the cactus paddles, learn all the steps for applying mesh and concrete to your armature, and then work in the indirect method with mesh to apply your mosaic tesserae to your sculpture. There will be an inspiring array of materials at your disposal.

Your piece can be mosaicked on both sides or on just one if it will be up against a wall. If you are a fast worker, and quick at making decisions,  you’ll be grouting on day four.

Instruction will be provided via handouts, demos, discussion, hands-on building, one on one guidance and critique. Development of design ideas will be discussed prior to working and there will be lots of one on one consultation ahead of time.

*All tools and materials will be provided which will include your steel armature, wedi board, thinset, grout, stained glass, iridescent glass, mirror in a variety of colors, and other precut glass and ceramic tiles.

**It will be a full four days of  working. Most will finish but it is not guaranteed. It depends on the speed that you work and make decisions.

Cost for the four days is $695 which includes your armature, all materials, use of tools,  and daily snacks and drinks.

50% of class fee holds your spot. Checks are preferred. If you should have to cancel and you have used a credit card, a $35 fee will be held for processing.

You may sign up by emailing your intent to participate and then sending  a check to:

Marsha Rafter  28202 Burned Oak Terrace   Escondido, CA 92026

You may email me with questions at     marsha@marsharafter.com

*Prior mosaic experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Cancellation policy here:  https://marsharafter.com/cancellation-policy

These are photos of student work from my last class in August.


October 29 @ 10:00 am
November 1 @ 5:00 pm
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Marsha’s Studio
28202 Burned Oak Terrace
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
(530) 277-5494


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