Mosaic Mandala with Carol Newman
February 2, 9:00-4:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway
In today’s world, mandalas have become known as a generic term for a chart or geometric pattern that represents the universe metaphysically or symbolically, and can be used to focus during meditation.
Traditionally, Mandalas are used for Buddhism and Hinduism meditative practices. Objective/Description: In this class, the student artist will create a mandala using mosaic techniques such as cut, glass tile and other materials. The artist will become familiar with cutting techniques and adhesives using design templates. All materials and tools will be provided, although, students may bring their own tools or objects (small items approx. 1” sq.) to include in their creation. Additionally, the student artist will receive a demo in grouting and a supply of grout to take home in order to complete their artwork. This class is designed for adults and teen-age art enthusiasts. Can be messy…wear appropriate clothing! Bring a sack lunch for a lunch break. $100 tuition includes materials
As a mosaicist, Carol is inspired by a love of color and form. She paints with blocks of color using bits of cut glass, shards, stone, and other materials. Each block of color is laid with intent as her artwork manifests into an abstract, or possibly a flower or mountain scene. Her love of mosaic art is shared through teaching.
Carol’s mosaics and mixed media have been exhibited nationally in juried exhibitions most recently at the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO, and the Loveland Museum and Art Gallery in Loveland, CO. Carol’s works of art are held in private and permanent collections such as Duke University Medical Center in Raleigh, NC, and Carolinas Medical Center of Pineville, NC. After living in Charlotte, NC, for nearly 12 years, Carol returned to Colorado where she grew up. She is a member the Colorado Mosaic Artists, and is Board Secretary for the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition in Paonia, CO.