The term “mosaics” refers to artistic, decorative and craft techniques that can be applied to any surface related to architecture (pavements, walls, ceilings, vaults, columns, benches, bathtubs, baptisteries, tombs, façades, etc.) and to objects (chests, tables, ciboria, tabernacles, dagger handles and votive shields, etc.). It also refers to portable works of reduced dimensions. These mosaics, known as “easel mosaics”, emancipate themselves from the place they are likely to bring to life and, like the painting, find their own autonomy.
This is the type of mosaic that you will be able to create by covering a given surface, previously prepared for this purpose, with discontinuous elements, cut (tesserae) with appropriate tools (hammering machine*, pliers…).
The pedagogy of this workshop is resolutely oriented towards the adaptation of mosaics to innovative artistic proposals. It is nourished by the history of these techniques, the links that unite it with other disciplines and the influence that it has on the creation of major artists.
*Small hammer used by sculptors and marble workers with a pointed tip.
Courses are taught in French. Materials provided by the School.