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3D Mosaic Cactus Sculpture Workshop June 20-23, 2024

June 20 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

- $795.00
A woman standing next to a pool with cactus plants.


June 20-23   10:00-5:00     

  Workshop Fee:  $795

Location: My studio- Escondido, CA- (North San Diego County)

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 using a jigsaw,  all the steps for applying alkali resistant fiberglass 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 and vast array of materials for mosaicking available in the studio.

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.

The cactus above was displayed in the San Diego Botanic Garden Sculpture Show in 2018. You will be making one that is approximately 20″ wide and 28″ tall and it will be in a red clay pot. Student work from previous workshops is below.

Instruction will be provided via 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, construction adhesive, thinset, grout, stained glass, iridescent glass, mirror in a variety of colors, and other precut glass and ceramic tiles. All tools needed are available for your use in my studio.

**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.

Breakfast goodies, tea and coffee will be served each morning. A healthy lunch will be provided and we’ll enjoy happy hour together to celebrate our progress at the end of each day.

Cost for the four days is $795.

I would prefer checks for this class. Should you prefer to use a credit card a 3.5% fee will be added to the total cost.

You may sign up by emailing- marsha@marsharafter.com stating 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




Marsha’s Studio
28202 Burned Oak Terrace
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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(530) 277-5494


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3D Mosaic Cactus
$ 795.00
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