Ravenna Technique (Ancient Mosaic Reproduction) with Sue Giannotti


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Recreating a mosaic from a classic Roman or Byzantine work gives students insight into the history of the mosaic making process.  Using specific images from iconic ancient mosaics, students will learn the double reverse method, setting smalti and/or marble tesserae into a temporary clay bed and then learning the transfer process to a permanent substrate.  This workshop is intended to improve your skills with the hammer and hardie as well as learn this technique that is taught today in several studios in Ravenna. The school’s vast selection of smalti and stone, as well as use of our excellent tools are included in the cost of the workshop. Class limited to 8.


What students are saying:

“This has been an extraordinary experience. Being rather new to mosaics, I feel I’ve been given the instruction I need to practice and proceed on my own. A wonderful class & super instructor.”

“Sue is an exceptional teacher who works in an organized manner. She makes times for all the students in the class no matter the level. A true joy! ”

“Loved the inclusion of a small quick project and a Direct Method project to keep us active, creating and finding the connections between historical and contemporary practices.”






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June 13-17, 2017 Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Daily GIANOTTI C6007


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Days of Week
06/13 - 06/17
Tues - Sat
SOAMA Tiny Pieces Mosaic Supply