BUNDLE COURSES: Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and Intuitive Malmischiato 2.0 with Rachel Sager

These are the first courses at Mosaic Arts Online to teach the making of filati, the long, thin, threads of glass that become the smallest increment that a mosaic tesserae can be. Join Rachel Sager as she leads you down the rabbit hole of flamework, which simply means heating smalti with a torch until it becomes viscous and pliable.

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Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 is a revolutionary technique that blends the mystery of classical Italian micro mosaic making with the innovation of the contemporary mosaic movement of the here and now. Malmischiato, which translates from the Italian, to badly mixed, or poorly mixed gives the artist infinite power to mix color inside very small pieces of tesserae.

Intuitive Malmischiato 2.0 builds on the original Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and introduces you to another layer of flame work. With the torch, the crucible and a few simple hand tools, I will take you step by step into the magic of subtle color mixing. From the simple color mixing of 1.0, we now move into more precise recipes.

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One of the constraints built into the medium of mosaic has always been that the pieces of things, whether they be stone or glass or ceramic, are inert. Color mixing in our medium has been and is normally achieved, within the composition by placement of tesserae. This placement creates the illusion of color shading and color mixing to the eye. With Intuitive Malmischiato, you be able to transcend this limitation.

This color mixing is achieved by changing the very nature of smalti through fire with a simple and easy to use torch. You will learn tips and tricks of torch etiquette and safety. I will lead you through the steps of flamework, which simply means melting and manipulating glass with the torch.
In this modern world, we don’t need fire, but we are instinctually attracted to it. This course will tap into your fire memory and help you to turn that attraction into art. You will learn how to intuitively pull the long threads to create your own filati and malmischiato.
If you don’t have access to a torch, this course can still be a great introduction to working with filati and I will share with you how to cut, lay, and create micro mosaic with Apoxie Sculpt.

everything from IM2

Intuitive Malmischiato 2.0 builds on the original Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and introduces you to another layer of flame work. With the torch, the crucible and a few simple hand tools, I will take you step by step into the magic of subtle color mixing. From the simple color mixing of 1.0, we now move into more precise recipes.
Using some of her mosaics as inspiration, Rachel will share the secrets of building movement into color. A piece she has created called The Revelator has been described as “an undulating, organic quilt of color.”

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About Rachel

Rachel works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement. Her innovative work has been represented in cities throughout the US and internationally, and has been awarded multiple bests of show in juried exhibitions. Rachel’s commitment to the classical language of mosaic paired with her intuitive andamento style has shaped a strong voice in the mosaic world. She brings these classical techniques home to the “here and now” of the present American mosaic movement.

Rachel proudly hails from the foothills of Appalachia and passionately preserves her storytelling, hillbilly roots as she weaves the colorful tales of family, nature, self-reliance, humor, and the legacy of coal through the lens of mosaic. Whether she is digging into the earth of her native Pennsylvania or traveling the world as a teacher and speaker, her mission to “build the line” in mosaic continues to inspire new generations of mosaicists.

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You will be introduced to the tools of the trade, The Torch.

Make better intuitive decisions about what color to mix with another in the crucible.

Learn how to cut and lay the micro mosaic you just created.

Learn how to intuitively pull the long threads of filati and malmischiato.

Create a personal filati color library with your very own style of filati and malmischiato.

A few simple tools and materials and you are ready to start building your color library!

Turn leftovers into fine art.
Never sweep your shards of smalti into the dustbin again! Making your own Intuitive Malmischiato will turn you into the ultimate recycling artist.

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Questions and answers

I have some questions about hammers. Where do you get yours?

“A girl can never have too many hammers.” I recommend DiMosaico for Italian hammers. For a hand-forged hammer made in the USA, my go-to guy is Nick Ireys.

When do the online courses start and finish?

Once purchased, the course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced, online course. It can be paused or watched as many times as you like.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does forever sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with an online course you’ve purchased, simply contact Mosaic Arts Online within the first 14 days and you will receive you a full refund.

What is Mosaic Arts Online?

Mosaic Arts Online (MAO) produces online tutorials in mosaic. MAO has partnered with some of the best mosaic teachers in the field today to produce the first high-quality educational online courses available.