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Gallery at Penn College to Host Hands-On Mosaic Workshop

The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, will host a two-day Mosaic Workshop on July 12-13.

During this beginner-level workshop, participants will learn to translate the ancient technique of mosaic into a modern, colorful expression.

Artist Yulia Hanansen, an instructor at Towson University in Maryland, will guide participants in planning their mosaics from start to finish, including design specifics, tile and glass cutting, mosaic layout styles and proper gluing instructions. A grouting demonstration will be given at the end of the workshop.

The participants will choose to complete a mirror or a wall piece and have their choice of enough glass colors to satisfy the wildest imagination.

The workshop runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and is open to 18 participants. The workshop fee of $255 includes lunch and all materials necessary to create a 12-inch by 12-inch mosaic. Preregistration and deposit are required. To register, call 570-320-2445 or email.

Hanansen is a second-generation mosaic artist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cooper Union in New York and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia University. She has been trained in mosaics, large-scale works, tapestry weaving and academic drawing by Yakov and Angele Hanansen. She owns Mosaic Sphere Studio.

To see examples of works completed by Hanansen’s students, visit the “classes” page on her website.

Hanansen is among five award-winning mosaic artists featured in an exhibit that opens at The Gallery at Penn College on July 10. In addition to Hanansen, the exhibit – titled “Terra Incognita” – features the works of JeanAnn Dabb, Karen Kettering Dimit, Cynthia Fisher and Rachel Sager Lynch.

The show’s title, a term used in mapmaking to describe an unknown land, aptly describes the cross-boundary quests each of the artists brings to her studio practice.

The gallery will host a Meet the Artists Reception for the exhibit from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 12, with a gallery talk at 5:30.

For more about the exhibit, workshop and The Gallery at Penn College, email or call 570-320-2445.

To learn more about the college, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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