MOSAIC: Below and a Bit Off the Top
Taught by John Drury
John Drury lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY. John earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1983 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and painting from the Ohio State University in 1985. John is a founding trustee of Glass Axis (1987) a not-for-profit public access glass facility, recently celebrating their 25th year and located in Columbus, Ohio. He is also half of the artist collective CUD with Robbie Miller of Vancouver, a collaboration founded in 1988 that continues today.
Mr. Drury has exhibited nationally and internationally over a long career in the arts. The critic John Perreault writes in reference to an exhibition for Glass magazine (#60), “Drury has a storyteller’s gift for combining unlikely objects as though they were a string of events in a daydream”. Mr. Perreault continues, “he is a mixed-media sculptor/provocateur” and “Drury, to my mind, is a true poet of the material world. He is a trickster rather than a prankster; an urban shaman”.
Join us at UrbanGlass for a three-session mosaic extravaganza!
Students will meet Friday evening at UrbanGlass and hit the ground running, exploring New York City’s glorious mosaic offerings below ground in the MTA’s subway system.
Utilizing that inspiration, and a brief presentation on the history of mosaic, we will spend day two undertaking our own creations. Students will investigate the direct method of glass mosaic, unchanged since ancient times, in this hands-on and fast paced class.
We will meet on day three to finalize and grout our unique creations. This is the perfect course for those comfortable with two-dimensions, interested to turn their doodles, drawing and paintings into three-dimensional works of glass art.
No experience with glass is necessary. Your mosaic will measure approximately 8"x8".
Meeting times for this course are as follows:
Friday, 8/11 from 7-9pm: Subway mosaic walking tour
Saturday, 8/12 from 10am-3pm: Lecture and Mosaic workshop
Sunday, 8/13 from 10am-12pm: Grouting and finishing of mosiacs