Create an 8" x 8" mosaic using smalti glass tiles. Reflect on the work of contemporary mosaic artists and discuss design concepts to create beautiful compositions. Bring a sketch, photograph or other images (sized to 8" x 8") as inspiration for your mosaic designs. Limit 8 students
Lisa Houck uses color and pattern in ceramics, mosaics, etching and paint to create strong, vibrant images. The Boston Globe called her work “a crowded, cacaphonous landscape inhabited by flowers, fish, trees, numbers, raindrops, symbols and dots like in aboriginal paintings.” Her art has been exhibited widely and is in numerous public and private collections including those of the Boston Athenaeum, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital (Boston), Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fidelity Investments and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Lisa holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Mosaics and Tiles
Materials & Tools:
Bring a sketch, photograph or other images (sized to 8" x 8") as inspiration for your mosaic designs. Otherwise, materials will be provided in class.