Ravenna Method: Ancient & Modern
The Ravenna Method, also known as the double-reverse technique, offers mosaic artists a third option for working beyond the direct and indirect methods. It is an ideal technique for both recreating ancient mosaics as well as creating modern works. In this 5-day workshop, students make two mosaics, first using specific images from iconic ancient mosaics, setting smalti and/or marble tesserae into a temporary clay bed and then transferring the mosaic to a permanent substrate. Students create a second, smaller work in a more modern design using this versatile technique that is taught today in several studios in Ravenna.
All materials are included. Prerequisite: Hammer & Hardie Workshop.
“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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