Learn mosaic making in this hands-on workshop at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road in West Stockbridge on Friday, August 20, from 10 – 4.Â Used thousands of years ago, ancient mosaics still adorn the walls and floors of buildings in Italy, Greece, Turkey and China. This work shop will introduce students to the craft of mosaics as it applies to natural materials. Students will construct a pebble mosaic and learn about materials, construction, techniques, design and care, specific to mosaic art. Take home a pebble mosaic project for the garden and the skills to make more mosaics at home.Â Participants should bring a bagged lunch, safety glasses, heavy rubber gloves, and a rubber mallet if available.Â Dress in comfortable clothes that can get messy.Â $140 for BBG members, $150 for non members. Materials are included in the cost.Â To register, log on to www.berkshirebotanical.org, or call 413-298-3926.
Deb Aldo is owner of Pietre Dure Design a mosaic and architectural art studio in Sterling, CT. Her indoor and outdoor mosaics are on display in galleries throughout the United States and her popular mosaic workshops are held throughout the northeast.