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Dada Mosaic Workshop
with Gail Hercher

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's the Centennial Celebration of Dada!


Gail Hercher
Gail Hercher
Mosaic Radiators Series | 52 & 55 Knives


In this workshop, participants will explore the process of mosaic, working in the Dada tradition of affection for repurposed and recycled materials. Mosaic Work is a meditative process that works well "as a cure for the madness of our age." (Arp) Participants will create a stunning and strange framed mosaic piece with one priceless artifact – a small luster-glazed clay piece cast from one of Beatrice Wood's original molds. This is an exciting way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wood’s involvement in the New York Dada Movement and her continuing influence.

Following a brief discussion of the Dada movement, participants will learn about the world of mosaics and its special vocabulary, tools, processes and use of materials. Saturday will be spent planning designs after which tesserae (pieces of stone, tile, glass or other material used in construction of mosaic) will be attached to the substrate (base). On Sunday participants will grout their works, as well as consider its frame. Bring gloves and a hammer an any small, flat, inert, personal items to include in your mosaic (special beads, medals, etc…)



Jessica Lugotoff

Gail Hercher
Mosaic Radiators Series | 49 & 23 Knives


About the instructor:

Gail Hercher, M.F.A., is an artist who has taught printmaking, papermaking, bookbinding, surface design, color, and paper crafts at many colleges, museums, schools and art centers, often using her book, 'Crafting With Handmade Paper,' as a text. Her work is featured in the book 'Mosaic Art Today' (Schiffer Publishing).


Cost $325 – includes a light lunch and materials

Reserve your space now!


Jessica Lugotoff

Gail Hercher
Mosaic Radiators Series


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