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Introduction to Mosaic Art
9 weeks | $295 | In-Class

Create mosaic art by employing different methods and working with a variety of materials in this introductory course. Explore methods for creating realistic representations of three-dimensional (3D) forms such as: portraits, animals or landscape. Learn the contemporary European folk art technique called Pique Assiette (“Broken China Mosaics”) combinations of broken china, ceramic dishes, stained glass, vitreous glass, ceramic tile and found objects such as rocks, shells and mirrors. Learn and apply the indirect method used for completing mosaics panels or mosaics off site. You will complete a total of four projects.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to create a flat surface piece using the Broken China or Found-object Mosaic method.
  • How to create a curved or multi-surface piece using the Broken china/found-object Mosaic method.
  • How to make a flat surface piece using the Transfer Method.
  • How to create a 2D mosaic piece which depicts realistic or representational forms.


Quarters Offered: Winter | In-Class
Course Fee: $295
Prerequisite: none
Materials: Bring sketch pad and pencils to first class. Material cost: approx. $50-$100 depending on variety and quantity of materials students purchase.
Note: No prior mosaic experience necessary. Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu

Course Number: ART-40354
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process