Intuitive Andamento 1.0

Andamento is the language of mosaic. Each piece of tesserae is a word. Each line is a sentence. If you want to get more out of mosaic art than simply using pieces to get from point A to point B, then this specialized workshop is for you!

Become fluent in the language of mosaic

Listen to Rachel Sager as she breaks down andamento into bite-size chunks, introduces you to The Rules, takes some of the mystery out of hammer and hardie work, and, most importantly, shares her insights that make for intuitive, creative and deeply personal andamento.

What people are saying:

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I now refer to my work with mosaics as B.R. and A.R.—’Before Rachel,’ and ‘After Rachel.’

Maria José Iribarne
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What you’ll get from this course:

Start at the beginning

Using simple teaching tools, Rachel refers to as her ‘yoga mats’, she breaks down andamento into easy-to-understand language.

Learn the rules of classical mosaic art

And more importantly, learn how, when and why to break them.

Take the mystery out of your hammer and hardie

Rachel helps you overcome whatever is stopping you from investing in your first hammer and hardie. Or if you have a set, she makes you get them off the shelf and start breaking them in.

Find your artistic voice

You have your own unique intuition. Learn to tap into that power in a very specific way, on the substrate.

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About Rachel Sager

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.

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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Deepen your understanding of the miracle and nuance that is possible within the line

Find your own voice and start using it, one stone at a time

Learn hammer and hardie technique

Learn the rules so you can break them with intention

Dive deep into andamento

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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.