Angie Ré, Owner of Unique Mosaics in South Salt Lake, Utah, has built a solid and respected reputation as a tile artisan and mosaicist extraordinaire. She was an integral part of the tile artisan team that worked on drafting and submitting a chapter on Pre-Mounting Mosaics that became part of the NTCA Reference Manual last year, participates in NTCA Artisan Roundtables Live, and together with Dragonfly Tile and Stone Works’ Lee Callewaert and Tierra Tile’s Joshua Nordstrom, presented a series of pre-mounting demonstrations at the Art Tile Village during the recent Coverings Expo in Orlando last month .
This summer, she is offering several opportunities to share her knowledge with tile professionals and amateur tilers or tile enthusiasts in classes taught at her Unique Mosaics studio in South Salt Lake, Utah.
First up is her Summer Mosaic Workshops. Her Mirror Workshop will be held Saturday June 17 and 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will teach techniques for making mosaic mirrors. Materials will be supplied and tools provided for the duration of the class.
Second is the Pet Portrait Workshop, Thursdays July 6-27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.This intermediate workshop requires some skill with glass cutting, and will supply materials and frame. Though some tools will be available, students can bring their own tools. Ré will teach techniques to make a beautiful framed stained glass portrait of a beloved pet.
Ré is also teaching a Mosaic Logo Masterclass for tile professionals. This immersive full-day class takes place September 16. Class size is limited to 10 people who must have experience with wet saws and other basic tile tools. The class will work together on a logo project, templating and designing the andamento (flow of tile) in a mosaic logo. Students will cut tile that has very unusual shapes as well as keystone shapes out of porcelain 1” mosaics. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, students will place tiles into position, face-mount each attendee’s section, and pre-mount tile sections onto the substrate. Also covered will be other aspects of installation and proper methods of mosaic installation, tricks of the trade, along with Q&A throughout the day.
“Over the years I have been asked to teach classes, or asked if I offered classes,” said Ré. “I have taught mosaic classes for Utah locals at Western Art Glass, taught a nine-hour online course, and taught mosaic classes at Utah University. I thought I would put myself out there to offer mosaic classes at my own studio for tile professionals as well as to locals with little or no experience to share the knowledge and teach some of the techniques and fun mosaic tricks I have learned over the years.”
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