Dalle de Verre Workshop & Kokomo Glass Factory Tour with Verdiano Marzi


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In this 6-day workshop with Maestro Verdiano Marzi, students learn the core techniques of the Dalle de Verre panel process. In mosaic, light reflects off of opaque tesserae; in Dalle de Verre (translation=slab/ tablet of glass) panels, the image is seen as the light travels through the material. It’s a unique process with fascinating effects.  Day one of the workshop is a trip to the Kokomo Glass factory where  students will go on a private tour of the factory. Students will learn about how the glass is created and will then select the specific materials for their dalle panel mosaic. During days 2-6 at CMS, students learn all the steps to creating the panel including the proper techniques for cutting and texturing the tesserae, positioning the tesserae on the cartoon, and finally, cementing, framing and cleaning the work. This is a great opportunity for students to expand a mosaic vocabulary while working with a Master Artist.

The emphasis of this workshop is on learning the technique of Dalle de Verre, so student designs should be simpleā€” working within a framework of 12ā€ x 15ā€. The cost for the workshop includes: all supporting process materials for preparing and cementing, a heavy-duty metal armature, and use of CMS tools.  Students will be responsible for selecting and purchasing their Dalle de Verre glass and special hammer (optional) during the field trip to Kokomo.

*Departure for Kokomo will be at 6:00 am on 5/7. We will have coffee:)

Maximum number of students is 10. PLEASE CONTACT info@chicagomosaicschool.com to be put on the waitlist for this workshop.

Registered students will be contacted prior to class with information about the cartoon preparation. Students should bring heavy-duty work gloves, a notebook and pencil. Kokomo factory Tour hours will be different from class hours. Please consult with office.

All additional materials are included.

Prerequisites: Mosaic I (was Intro to Mosaics I), Mosaic II (was Intro to Mosaics II), Hammer & Hardie Workshop, and Mosaic III (was Direct Method Workshop) (or by permission).


When registering for classes at CMS, please be aware of our refund and cancellation policy.

Additional Information

Date Time Teacher

[Tues-Sunday, 5/7-5/12, 2019] [9am-5pm] MARZI – C9047


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05/07 - 05/12

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