Intuitive Malmischiato 2.0

This course builds on Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and introduces you to another layer of flamework. With torch in hand, the crucible, and a few other simple tools, I will take you step by step into the magic of subtle color mixing.

From the simple color mixing of IM1.0, we now move into more complex recipes.

Using some of my mosaics as inspiration, I will share the secrets of building movement into color. A piece I recently created called The Revelator has been described as “an undulating, organic quilt of color.”The Inside Out Canoe is an example of a more controlled gradient of color mixing.

What people are saying:

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I’m glad our paths first crossed during your teaching years. I wouldn’t be where I am without your good influence.

Julie Sperling - Kitchener, ONTARIO
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Course takeaways

Smalti will be your raw material

Starting with a small mountain of smalti, we will carefully create color recipes, in the crucible that will be the building blocks, or should we say the building threads of a small composition of handmade filati.

Watch Rachel as she creates a quilt of color with Intuitive Malmischiato

Watch me work, in real time, as I create a 4” x 4” abstract color wash. From the first step of choosing the colors, to the last, sinking the tiny tesserae into their apoxie sculpt beds and everything in between, this course covers it all. Torch work, cutting the threads, etc.

Build on the skills you learned in Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and take color mixing to a higher level.

Once you have some experience with flamework, I will introduce more nuanced and developed mixes that can then be used as elements in larger mosaics or showcased in their own tiny ways.

Up your filati game today!

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About the instructor


Rachel works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement. Her commitment to the classical language of mosaic paired with her intuitive andamento style has shaped a strong voice in the mosaic world. Rachel brings classical techniques to the “here and now” of the 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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Build on the skills you learn in Intuitive Malmischiato 1.0 and take color mixing to higher level.

Differentiate each color like items in a recipe that when mixed become something else entirely.

Never buy filati again! With a few simple tools and materials, you will be to start creating your very own color library.

Watch Rachel work, in real time, as she creates a 4” x 4” abstract color wash with her own hand-pulled filati.

Turn leftovers into fine art.
Quit sweeping your shards of smalti into the dustbin. Making your own Intuitive Malmischiato will turn you into the ultimate recycling artist.

This technique can be showcased in jewelry, micro mosaic substrates or incorporated into your larger mosaic compositions. Your imagination is your only limitation.

What you will learn from IM 2.0

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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.