Smalti Dimensions with Sue Giannotti



Expand your Smalti experience and explore the use of large scale tesserae. Join St. Louis artist, Sue Giannotti, in this 4-day workshop that focuses on the Smalti techniques often seen in contemporary European mosaics: chunky textural B-cuts, andamento alternatives, and color and value techniques–all designed for added impact. While easily used in landscapes and abstract art, these skills can be helpful in any type of mosaic. Using Smalti from our huge inventory of Orsoni and Dona glass, the class will go beyond the small brick-shaped cuts to explore the larger scale cuts and study why, when and how to incorporate both sizes into a mosaic. Students will learn to how to use the hammer and hardie to manipulate larger pieces of Smalti for texture and interesting andamento options. Students should bring a sketchbook and between 4 and 6 design inspirations (photos, sketches; recommended size 8”x10”) as starting points for their mosaic. For all experience levels; includes materials and the use of tools. Class size is limited to 10 students.


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

Additional Information

Date Time Teacher

3/3/3-3/6 Thursday- Sunday 9am-5pm daily GIANNOTTI C5411


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