Nature Mandalas in Glass Mosaic
In this four-night class we will explore mosaic art through the creation of a beautiful nature mandala. A mandala is a circle decorated with imagery which directs the mind inward toward a deeper reflection of self or the universe. We will embrace the patterns found in nature as we allow our personal designs to flow and take shape.
Through this deeper artistic process we also learn to work with glass and the tools and methods to cut and shape it into various patterns, specifically floral and plant-like patterns. We will also complete your artwork with the grouting process.
No experience is necessary; all levels are welcome. All materials are provided.
Students are welcome to bring a work apron and should wear closed toed shoes.
Dayna Sabatino studied stained glass in the Bay Area of California where she worked in all aspects of the industry. Building artworks one piece of beautiful glass at a time was a natural fit for her. Over the years there she taught courses in many techniques of stained glass and mosaic art, built commissioned works on her own and for other artists, and performed restorations, from small lampshades to large church windows. After returning to the East Coast, she landed in Vermont where she married her husband and became a mother. Currently, when not busy working on their homestead, Dayna is creating one-of-a-kind works of glass art, taking commissions, and teaching workshops around New England. For more about Dayna, please visit her website.