Fun, Funky Tapestry Mosaic Magnets Class Returns December 7

Examples of tapestry mosaic magnets to be created in the class (photo by instructor, Gillian Allard)

Dale Farland

Just in time for the holidays, Gillian Allard is back by popular demand. She is returning to teach her Tapestry Mosaic Magnets Class on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Many SBR residents have taken Gillian’s other classes and are familiar with how she shapes and encourages creativity.

Each student will make three 1-inch personalized magnets. Make them for yourself or to give to family and friends. You can simply enjoy the opportunity to design mini works of art with beads, broken jewelry, and other baubles. Let your imagination soar! This is a wonderful art endeavor not requiring any experience.

Gillian Allard is an artist with the Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG). If you shop at the SAAG store in La Encantada, you may have seen her artwork of tapestry mirrors and panels. 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, Dec. 7

Payment deadline date: Friday, Dec. 1

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Class fee: $65

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: 5, 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 must be members of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected]. Membership for SBR Art Club for the remainder of the year is only $15.