Picassiette: Storytelling in Mosaics with Pamela Irving


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Telling a story through use of objects and images is the focus of this exclusive workshop with Visiting Artist Pamela Irving. In this exciting 5 day workshop, students are given a story and then asked to express a response using mosaic. In this workshop you will learn how to look at a narrative and break it down into themes and ideas that can be represented visually in mosaic. What makes my response different to someone else’s? How do I use information from another source and make it my own? How do I take someone else’s story and decipher it, abstract it, represent it, give it new meaning? Pamela’s workshop will challenge you to make something outside your comfort zone.

Students will create the work using broken (or unbroken) china, shards and objects that may have a personal connection or discrete meaning. Participants will learn how to design and build up forms, cut and apply different materials, and find ways to tell the story provided through mosaics. Pamela will also lecture and discuss the intrinsic nature of objects and material culture. This workshop is open to all students beginning through advanced. This workshop includes use of tools and access to the wonderful inventory of materials at the school. For this workshop, participants are welcome to bring some china or objects for their own use or for the group to use.

Pamela Irving is well known throughout the world for creating works that are full of color and character, whimsy and subversion. Her large scale installations can be seen around the city of Melbourne, most notably at Luna Park and Patterson Station (an international mosaic mural collaboration which she facilitated over several years). Pamela’s use of materials- broken china, found objects, and ceramic shards shows her unique approach to mosaic art.


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Date Time Teacher

[Wed-Sun, 6/20-6/24, 2018] [9am-5pm] IRVING – C9011


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06/20 - 06/24

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