Workshops, Events & Exhibits

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Mosaic Your House Number

Location: Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours, 518 West Davis Street, Studio 6. Dallas, TX 75208

 Create a distinctive and welcoming address number for your own home in our one day workshop.

Create a distinctive and welcoming address number for your own home in our one day workshop.

Add some color and curb appeal to your home with a custom mosaic address marker. This workshop will instruct beginners in basic mosaic techniques, while more advanced students can utilize their skills to create their own motif. Glass, ceramic, stone and found object mosaic materials, including substrate and adhesives, are provided. House numbers can be ordered in advance for $7 per digit, or attendees may purchase their own numbers and bring them to the workshop.

Mosaics will designed with integrated mounting brackets. Class is limited to 12 students. Advance registration is required. Questions? Contact us.

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Sold Out! Luca Barberini: Contemporary Mosaics 2-Day Workshop in Dallas

 Luca Barberini will offer a 2-Day workshop October 18-19, 2018 at Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours in Dallas.

Luca Barberini will offer a 2-Day workshop October 18-19, 2018 at Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours in Dallas.

Join Luca Barberini, International Award-Winning Mosaicist from Ravenna.

Create a contemporary mosaic using Luca's latest techniques. 

Date: October 18-19, 2018

Price: $425

Materials Fee: $25.00 (Includes 12 x 12 inch substrate, adhesive, dyes, and a selection of materials including marble, stained glass, Mexican smalti, ceramic and found objects).

Location: Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours, 518 West Davis Street #6, Dallas, TX 75208

Located in Dallas' Bishop Arts District at the Bishop Arts Coop.

Goal: To create a 12 x 12 inch mosaic

Schedule:

1st Day

from 10 to 1:00 

- Artist Luca Barberini will introduce his art and his style of creating mosaics.

- 30 minutes will be dedicated to a demonstration where Luca will create a small mosaic as example.

- Students will discuss and plan their project/design with Luca's support.

- Students will sketch their designs.

Lunch break

from 1:30 to 4:30

- Research and preparation of the materials and cutting.

2nd day

from 10 to 1:00 

- Execution of the first part of the mosaic

Lunch break

1:30 to 4:30

- Execution and completion of the mosaic

Students are called to express their own creativity freely. Luca will help each one to find the correct design and recreate it in mosaic, recognizing that his ability to improvise is what makes his work so exciting and noteworthy. 

 

Students will learn the difficulty of simplicity. By following Luca's technique, students will create their own mosaics by using a colored Mapei thinset base and a wide variety of materials such as smalti, stained glass, marble and ceramic..

Students are welcome to bring additional materials of their choice.

The final result is that students will create an interpretation of their design in Luca Barberini's improvisational style.

To see more of Luca's work, click here.

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Jun
15
to Jun 17

Micromosaic Jewelry featuring Day of the Dead (Katrina) Skull with Lynne Chinn


Hosted by Julie Richey Mosaics & Tours in the historic Bishop Arts District, Dallas, TX

Katrina Skull

Finished Katrina silver and micromosaic skull by Lynne Chinn. 1-7/8 x 1-3/8 inches.

 A pattern example from the jewelry workshop

A pattern example from the jewelry workshop


Instructor:    Lynne Chinn

Sessions:  3 days:  9:30am - 5:00pm Friday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 17, 2018

Level: Some working knowledge of mosaics, and patience!

Cost:  $600.00

Class Size:  8 students minimum, 12 students maximum

Format: Student hand-out, audio-visual presentation, teacher demonstration, hands-on mosaic work

Materials:    $85.00. The instructor will provide a custom-made .925 sterling silver pendant, micro-tweezers and file, glass materials and adhesives necessary to complete your pendant. If your project is incomplete, plenty of materials will be sent home with you. (This is not a glass-pulling class)

     If you’ve ever seen professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn’s extremely detailed, small-scaled religious mosaic work, you’ll understand why you should entrust her to teach you to create stunning micromosaic jewelry.
     For this course, she has designed and commissioned a very special sterling silver .925 beveled pendant in the shape of a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull. (Dia de los Muertos Calavera)
     You will design your Skull using the finest of hand-pulled smalti as well as other modern materials which Lynne has collected from all over the world, including: Smalti Filati, glass stringers and rods, smalti, 24k white and yellow gold smalti, and small-batch Millefiori. There will be loads of reference materials including traditional Mexican patterns which you can elect to follow or use as a template, and Lynne can help guide your design choices to prevent any pitfalls you may encounter.
     An audiovisual presentation will help you familiarize yourself with the many different styles of micromosaic work you could employ if you desire. The directionality of the glass rods, the smoothness or roughness of the surface, the colors or lack of color used, the style selected—traditional versus modern, the mixture of items and textures employed within your base—all of these questions will be addressed.
     Next, watch as the instructor demonstrates how to set up your workstation, employ the traditional techniques in micromosaic work, and learn which adhesives are best to use as a compliment to metal and glass. 
     Then, settle into the meditative micromosaic process with Lynne's guidance to steer you around any pitfalls, difficulties or mistakes that can happen.  

Katrina Skull side
 An example of the sterling silver custom base students will use to create their jewelry.

An example of the sterling silver custom base students will use to create their jewelry.

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Subversive Cross Stitch for Beginners with Kaz Ferns and Bacon

Sunday, May 20, 2018   1 - 5 p.m. at Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours

$30 plus tax (does not include the cross stitch kit)

518 West Davis Street #6. Dallas, TX

Kaz is teaching Cross Stitch for Beginners! Join us for an afternoon of skill-building, laughs and creative expression using one of the Subversive Cross Stitch pattern kits offered for this event. Attendees will learn the basics, and a few tricks from a seasoned stitcher. Bonus: Bacon the Cat will be in attendance (he rarely makes public appearances since his retirement from a certain bar stool). You select the kit and message from the curated collection of easy starter designs at http://www.subxs.com. Your kit will be mailed to you when you order no later than May 16th. Register for the class here. Your confirmation email is your ticket. We'll see you at 518 West Davis, Studio 6 in Dallas, TX! BYOB and a bestie!

 Bacon Lee Harvey supervises participants' work from his perch.

Bacon Lee Harvey supervises participants' work from his perch.

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Apr
5
to Apr 8

3-Dimensional Mosaic Substrates with Lynne Chinn

Hosted by Julie Richey Mosaics and Tours in the historic Bishop Arts District, Dallas, TX  

Sessions:  4 days: 9:30am - 5:00pm Thursday, April 5 thru Sunday, April 8, 2018

Level:        Some working knowledge of mosaics (not for the beginner)

Cost:        800.00   

Format:   Teacher video presentation and demo, hand-out, hands-on 3-D substrate creation & mosaic discussion. Class Size: 6 students minimum, 12 students maximum.

Materials:    $75.00. Styrofoam, pins, adhesives, carving and smoothing implements, fiberglass mesh, gloves and many other products will be provided. Lynne will contact you by email with a list of items and tools to bring with you to make your work easier. (No tesserae will be provided).

 "Arabesque" by Lynne Chinn

"Arabesque" by Lynne Chinn


    Have you seen Lynne Chinn’s award-winning mosaic sculptures and wondered how she made them? Learn how to create a shapely 3-d surface for yourself under the watchful eye of professional mosaicist Lynne Chinn, as she navigates you through all of the decisions and steps that go into such a project. 
    The purpose of this class is to design, create and complete one shapely 3-D substrate for your mosaic artwork. Begin by watching the instructor demonstrate the techniques, learn which materials are best to use as an underlayment, how to build up your shape, what to use to cover what you have built-up, and which tools to use to manipulate the materials successfully so that you can create a smooth, shapely and long-lasting surface to attach your mosaic artwork to. She will also share how best to incorporate a hanging mechanism to this kind of substrate so that you will be able to hang your finished mosaic art work. 
    Next, a one-on-one consultation with the teacher, as well as a quick 3-D design/sketch session will help every student in class to decide upon the shape of sculpture that they would like to accomplish. 
    Then, plunge into the building process with Lynne's guidance to steer you around any pitfalls, difficulties or mistakes that can happen. After your substrate is built, Lynne will discuss how best to design and place your mosaic to get the most dynamic result out of your contoured surface. She'll share some tips for calculating and ordering your materials and for preparing the raw surface for the next step of adhering your tesserae. 
    If there is any time left in the class, you are welcome to bring tesserae and start mosaicking your completed substrate. Lynne will be happy to give you some direction if desired. 

 "Arabesque" substrate by Lynne Chinn

"Arabesque" substrate by Lynne Chinn

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Contemporary Mosaic Art Conference, Ashland, OR October 6 - 8, 2016

CMA is an international membership organization of mosaic artists founded by Pam Givens. To participate in the activities, forums and conference, you'll need an existing member's invitation to join. Please email me if you would like to join us or find out more about CMA.

I'll be presenting a discussion called "Anatomy of a Commission: The Genesis Baptistery." This talk is aimed at the process junkie in all of us. See design concepts, architectural drawings, patterns, assembly methods and installation photos. See how a "large and complicated" off-site mosaic is created and installed.

The assembled mosaic for the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini baptismal font in El Paso, Texas, prior to installation. Here it's shown laid out on another church's floor. 

 The mosaic will be installed on the font floor and up the steps, with dry lunettes inlaid into the concrete and limestone floor. Most of the finished mosaic will be under water.

The mosaic will be installed on the font floor and up the steps, with dry lunettes inlaid into the concrete and limestone floor. Most of the finished mosaic will be under water.

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Apr
17
to Sep 5

A Mosaic Passover Story at the Biblical Arts Center of Dallas

The Museum of Biblical Art is a museum that studies the history of Judaism and Christianity. The museum does not espouse any faith, but through exhibits seeks to explain the history of these two faiths, their impact on the history of the world, the history of art, and upon individuals and groups.

A Mosaic Passover Story is an international, juried mosaic show viewed from a Jewish sensibility, although people of all faiths and practices were invited to submit works to the exhibit. Particular works were selected for their reference to the Tanach (Jewish Bible) or Old Testament) or for their inspiration from either Biblical history or current events.

 "Azzurro" by Julie Richey 2014  Natural stone, Italian and Mexican smalti, dichroic glass, gold leaf, ammonite fossil and e-waste.

"Azzurro" by Julie Richey 2014  Natural stone, Italian and Mexican smalti, dichroic glass, gold leaf, ammonite fossil and e-waste.

Azzurro artist statement: 

When the Israelites left the Red Sea and came to Marah they found the water there bitter and complained to Moses. God allowed Moses to perform the miracle of making the water sweet and restored the Israelites faith in Him (Exodus 15:22-27). Water references in the Bible portend both good and bad: The wrath of God. Danger, floods and death. Polluted rivers, as in Exodus 7:14 - 24, when the Nile is said to have run with blood. Drought and starvation. But water also is a blessing bestowed on the faithful: Consecration. Atonement and forgiveness of sins. Spiritual refreshment and eternal life through baptism. Water will always be an essential element of life and commerce. “Azzurro” is a meditation on the interaction between humans and water. A fossilized ammonite represents the ancient origins of aquatic life; fins of raised stone recall water’s gradual, and sometimes violent, power. E-waste components remind us that our everyday actions and choices influence our future survival.  ~ Julie Richey

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First International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic: Clauiano-Udine, Italy
Jun
10
to Jun 21

First International Symposium of Contemporary Mosaic: Clauiano-Udine, Italy

Eleven International artists have been selected to reimagine the chair during ten days of mosaic creation. The towns of Udine and Clauiano will host artists from the US, Austria, Russia, Argentina, France, Greece, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico. Texas artist Julie Richey will participate as a US representative.

Artists have submitted their designs, and will each be given a new chair designed by a local furniture manufacturer. The completed mosaic chairs will be exhibited in Clauiano, selected as one of the most beautiful small villages of Italy. Following Claiuano, the exhibit will travel to other venues in Italy and beyond. Follow the Clauiano Mosaics More Facebook page for photos and exhibit details.

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