The Mancos School of the West has announced two new classes, Radical Dimensions in Glass Mosaic, with Kelley Knickerbocker; and Gourd Ocean Drum, with Janice T. Reich.
Radical Dimensions in Glass MosaicKelley Knickerbocker will lead students through a fast-paced combination of lecture/slideshow, cutting/setting demos, and the creation of two mosaics.
Students will execute two variations of ungrouted glass-on-glass mosaic: flat stacking, in which differing opacities of stained glass are adhered in layers to a mirror substrate to explore light diffusion, color blending and 3-D background/foreground effects; and edge stacking, in which stained glass strips of diverse heights/lengths are stacked on edge to showcase the light-handling properties of the riven edge and to create dramatic dimensional contrasts with surrounding elements.
When: Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with a 1-hour lunchWorkshop size: A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15.Fee: $400Register: Before May 1Gourd Ocean DrumPlay an ocean drum for wellness and bring in the summer solstice with the meditating sound of waves crashing onto the beach with Janice T. Reich at the Artists Studio in Mancos. These sounds are created when rolling a gourd ocean drum side to side and in a circular motion. Students will learn how to construct and decorate an ocean drum out of a large canteen gourd in this one day class.
When: Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Workshop size: A minimum of three and maximum of sixCost: $85 person, with materialsRegister: www.schoolofthewest.org/