Ravenna Method – Ancient and Modern with Sue Giannotti


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The Ravenna Method, also known as the double-reverse technique, offers the mosaic artist a third option for working (beyond direct and indirect methods), and is ideal for both recreating ancient mosaics as well as creating modern works.  In this 5-day workshop, students will make two mosaics, first using specific images from iconic ancient mosaics, setting smalti and/or marble tesserae into a temporary clay bed and then learning the transfer process to a permanent substrate.  Students will then create a second, smaller work in a more modern design.  This versatile technique is taught today in several studios in Ravenna. The use of the school’s vast selection of smalti and stone, as well as our excellent tools, is included in the cost of the workshop.

Prerequisite: Hammer & Hardie or by permission of CMS Director. 

“The workshop was so worthwhile, it was just”off the charts”!! The instructors’ knowledge, energy level and enthusiasm was outstanding. If there are graduate level courses in mosaic art, then they are here. I will remember this week for years to come and it will have a great influence on my work in the future.” – M.C., Chicago

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Date Time Teacher

Nov 10-14, 2017 Friday-Tuesday 9am-5pm Daily GIANNOTTI C6024, June 13-17, 2017 Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Daily GIANOTTI C6007


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06/13 - 06/17
11/10 - 11/14
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