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Ravenna Method - 5 Day Intensive Workshop

The "Ravenna Method" was developed when ancient mosaics started to have trouble with their original mortar settings and needed to be restored or transferred to other locations. It is a combination of the ancient direct method and the restoration methods developed at that time. 

The Ravenna Method applies ancient methods of laying tesserae, is useful in contemporary applications, and is still used by many Italian professional mosaicists today. In the Ravenna method, materials are set into a temporary bed of lime paste or clay where they can be moved and changed until the final effect is achieved. The temporary bed of clay or lime paste remains moist for weeks and months; meaning it can be left it and returned to when you are ready to work again. Once complete the mosaic is transferred to a permanent mortar bed.  

This is a class for the serious mosaic student who is ready to knuckle down, work hard and discover how the classical principles of mosaic can be of value in developing your own mosaic voice. During class, we'll be busy learning together.  Outside of class, expect the joy and camaraderie that comes from being on a great learning journey together.

This class is taught by Michael Kruzich.  More information about Michael and his artwork can be found on his website at MKMosaics.com.

Class Details:

Class Date(s):

October 28-November 1 2015
5 sessions
Wed-Sun: 10am - 6pm

Materials Required:

Materials fee due on first day of class: materials fee is variable; ranging from approximately $95-$250 depending on the reproduction image you select from choices sent before the class

Skill Level: Any

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