John Sollinger – Flippin’ Unglued after Rendering Realistically Mosaic Workshop – July 22, 23, 24 2022


Guest Teacher – John Sollinger ( Solly)
Dates – July 22, 23, 24 2022
Location – Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
64535 Columbia River Hwy
Deer Island, OR 97054
Cost – $530 lodging not included

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Join guest teacher John Sollinger (Solly) at Marvelous Mosaic’s Art Studio in Deer Island, Oregon. Located 45 minutes from the Portland Airport.

This workshop is open to all levels of mosaic experience.

Join Solly as he challenges students to work outside their comfort zones, using his signature double reverse technique and apparent disregard for traditional andamento (way of positioning glass pieces to create flow with lines). Create an ungrouted glass-on-glass mosaic wall-hanging for indoor display, using an 8 x 10 inch Skeewbacker board with hanging hardware. Class will begin with a discussion about Solly’s techniques and thought processes for creating realistic mosaics, such as choosing and digitally altering images to be rendered, selecting glass based on value and context, cutting and laying glass, and checking your progress using your phone camera and grayscale. Before beginning to mosaic, students will analyze the image for design elements, such as lines, shapes and values, and principles, such as contrast, balance and symmetry. During construction Solly will strive to help develop each student’s personal expression and style by giving advice and voicing personal opinions but encouraging students to please themselves. As time permits, Solly will discuss framing options and layering for texture, ease of construction and corrections, but framing and layering will happen at home.

Students: bring digital camera (phone cameras are perfect) and preferred tools

Provided: 3 images from which to choose (advanced students may elect to bring their own image – contact Solly), all tools, glass, substrates, adhesive and hanging hardware.

Check out John’s work here.

This workshop comes with a PDF for download with all the tools, materials, resources, step-by-step procedures and list of tips.

*Cost of food and lodging not included. There is a fridge, hot plate, microwave, toaster, and air fryer available please bring your own food. If you are staying over breakfast will be provided.

Bunk lodging only $50 a night

Students flying in are recommend to come in Thursday night and leave Monday morning.


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