Color Theory for Mosaic in Curitiba

In this spacious atelier of the “Deposito do mosaico” in Curitiba from 26. Feb until 2. March I attended the course on “Theory of colors for mosaic” given by Manas Bonetti twin sisters from Santa Catarina state in the south of Brazil.

In the first two days we learned about color spectrum and how we can mix colors according to it without being able to physically mix colors which of course is not possible with mosaics.

We produced a color chart with the three primary colors Red, green and blue going from light to dark.

As material we were offered to use a new vitreous paste produced in Brazil that comes in many colors and also mixed.

On top of using new material and a new color range we were introduced to a new setting technique for wich you set trapezoid shaped cubes twisted onto one corner directly into cement.

This was not easy to execute: breaking new material with hammer &hardy, applying it according to the color theory and in a new setting technique. The course lasted from Monday till Friday, 9.00 – 18.00. I was truly exhausted. But it was absolutely worth it. Look at the study pieces of all students below!

All earned their certificate! All students standing and the organizers and teachers kneeling – from left Leticia Melara, manager of Deposito do Mosaico, Curitiba, Mariella & Michelle Bonetti, Teachers of the course and Mosaicists from Urussanga, Santa Catarina,  Bea Pereira, mosaicist and owner of Deposito do Mosaico, Curitiba.

Musas do Mosaico

At my birthday party in October I invited my friends to do some joint mosaic making. The figure of the lizard was already made kind of an unfinished product of another project that my friend and neighbor in the atelier Cida Carvalho and I made – from the beginning a mosaic of two hands wich turned into a mosaic of many hands.

5. October

 

12. October

 

27. January

 

2. February

8. February

All together more than 20 women worked on the the mosaic. Now the mosaic is finished but not grouted and we are looking for a place to install it. This is the my task now to find a public wall that can hold the 90x200cm big and more than 50 kg heavy mosaic! Not so easy!

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Musas do Mosaico