Making Concrete Forms for Mosaic – August 18-20, 2023

Concrete Sculptures Workshop

Event Date:

August 18, 2023

Event Location:

Passiflora Mosaics Studio

Are you ready to expand your mosaic and sculptural abilities? This technique-learning workshop is a great intro to making 3-dimensional concrete forms for mosaic.

The workshop begins on Friday with “Intro to Working with Concrete”. Through a series of discussions and demonstrations, you will learn about the benefits of using concrete as a building material. You will also be taught a few commonly used concrete mixes and how each apply to various forming techniques that will include rebar and wire mesh, sand casting, and more. You will then make a bowl out of a hypertufa mix as well as other small concrete objects, as time allows.

On Saturday and Sunday you will learn the basic process used to create light weight, weatherproof, mosaic-ready forms out of polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) and concrete. You will learn basic sculpting techniques using hotwire foam tools and how to mix and apply a durable concrete system. There will also be time to discuss any dream projects that you would like to see realized. You will leave with a mosaic ready sculpture along with informative handouts that will enable you to pursue your concrete sculpting goals.

Note: No mosaic will be applied at this workshop. However, after taking this workshop, many have added the mosaic at our mosaic workshop at Passiflora Studio or at the 4-day Camp Ocean Pines retreat.

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Event Location:

  • Passiflora Mosaics Studio
  • 330 N 10th St
  • Grover Beach
  • CA
  • 93433
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • August 18, 2023 9:00 am
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