Fun, Funky Tapestry Mosaic Magnets Class—May 4

Sample of tapestry magnets to be created in this class. Photo provided by instructor, Gillian Allard.

Dale Farland

Gillian Allard, artist from the Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG), demonstrated these fun, funky mosaic magnets in January to participants of the SBR Art Club. Demand was so strong that the class filled up. So, Gillian is returning to teach her class again here at SaddleBrooke Ranch on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you shop at the SAAG store in La Encantada, you may have seen her artwork of tapestry mirrors and panels.

Gillian Allard’s love of mosaics came after visiting Gaudi’s Parc Güell in Barcelona. The act of piecing together many things, and using a mixture of pattern and texture to make a whole piece of art is the focus of her art. She has been creating functional mosaics for more than 12 years and teaching for over eight years.

Class description: These fun, colorful, bejeweled magnets are created from beads, broken jewelry, and any other bits and baubles you would like to include. Because this is mosaic without grout, anything goes! Let your creativity run wild! Students will make three 1-inch magnets using epoxy resin clay to secure the tesserae (beads, etc.) to the magnet. When completed, the final product is beautiful and strong. Imagine being able to display your creation as it serves a purpose as a magnet.

Date for the class: Thursday, May 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Class fee: $65. Please mark on your check that it is for the Mosaic Magnets class.

Class materials provided: All the materials will be provided including a selection of beads, the base magnet, and the epoxy clay with instruction.

Class size limit: Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12

Registration: Go to GroupWorks. Click on Events. Click on “I’m Going.” Confirmation is depositing your check in the lockbox outside the Art Room door. Please deposit your check quickly as classes fill up. Please do not click “I’m Going” unless you intend to take the class.

Reminder: Starting in 2023, participants in all art classes must be a member of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected] for membership forms. Membership for SBR Art Club is only $25.