Seizing Opportunity for Learning

Photo Above: Bonnie Fitzgerald – Mosaic artist/teacher/author

There’s been a surge of on-line learning for all kinds of art. The power of video brings opportunity for curious people to experiment with different mediums of art. That’s a really good thing especially for learning some basics! Having a hobby that involves creativity contributes greatly to a fulfilling life.But, when it comes to beyond the basics you can’t beat studying in person with a master at a craft.

Back in March I signed up for an class called Louis J Tiffany Inspired Mosaics with Bonnie Fitzgerald. We don’t often associate mosaic work with Tiffany but in 1870 his studio began making mosaic pieces. This class with Bonnie Fitzgerald is a high in demand class because she is so accomplished and the author of several books. I was so thrilled when I had secured my place. However with recent restrictions, it has been postponed from March to April from April to May….well, you get the picture! Finally in August, it looks like it will happen.I am so excited to be going to Anything in Stained Glass in Frederick, Maryland – the source of much of my glass supplies.

Between now and then I need to hunt down a favorite a Tiffany design to use in my own contemporary reproduction of a mosaic creation. That in itself could prove to be difficult! There are so many outstanding choices.

Photo: Maverick Mosaics/Bonnie Fitzgerald – glass artist

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