Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM) (EST)
Pebbles … you’ve seen them in many walkways, terraces, and steppingstones.
This new mosaics class will address outdoor projects and include one small one; however, pebbles and small stones for mosaic wall art is often overlooked and this is the basis for Pebble Mosaics. What will you be using? We’ll start with aquarium gravel, pea gravel, small river rocks, and polished stones ... then go from there as to what else to include as an embellishment.
Beginners to mosaics can enjoy pebble mosaics without the concern of how long it will take to develop the skill of cutting tiles of glass, porcelain, ceramic, or the cost of special tools. There are no prerequisites.. just a desire to learn, create, and have fun.
Instructor: Dotti Stone
Tuesdays from February 6-March 26
Dotti Stone received a BA from Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU). She was a professional photographer for many years in the Wash DC area. In the late 70s/early 80s, as owner/designer of Great Falls Stained Glass in Northern VA, she created residential and commercial commissioned work and taught classes. Stone took up mosaics in 2004 while in Northern VA. She relocated to Wirtz VA in 2007, then to Bedford VA in 2010. She has had a studio at Bower Center since 2010 and in 2018 opened another in Studios 207 in The Electric Company Art & More in Bedford. In 2015 she and several other mosaic artists formed BRMA, Blue Ridge Mosaic Artists. The group meets bimonthly at The Bower Center for the Arts, exhibits mosaics, and works on community mosaic projects. Stone creates fine art panels and sculptural works, and teaches mosaics classes to adults, and to youth in Bower’s summer arts camp and after school programs. Stone exhibits widely in the area, in national exhibits, and in 2013 teamed up with mosaic artist Stephen Brailo to present exhibits that combine his traditional classical style and her contemporary approach. “Most rewarding is seeing what my students create, their excitement over the different materials and colors, learning various techniques and different applications, and developing an appreciation for mosaics. Mosaic art is one of the oldest art forms and creating and exhibiting them to inspire others to enjoy, appreciate, and learn about this versatile and tactile form of art is important and satisfying.”
$200 for class paid upon registration
$40 material fee paid to instructor on first day of class
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States