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Daily Archives: 01/17/2017

Picassiette (Smashed China) – April 1, 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday 10am-4pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Pique assiette – or picassiette ( a french term -“stolen from plate”) – pieces of broken pottery, china, glass, buttons, figurines, and/ jewelry are cemented onto a base to create a new surface. Almost any form can be used as a base, and […]

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Mosaic House Numbers – March 4, 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday 10am-4pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Choose from a variety of custom-shaped ‘canvas’ to create your house number masterpiece! Susan will teach you to design, shape, adhere and grout your way to a work of art that add an extra touch of beauty and creativity to the exterior of […]

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They Created a One of a Kind Sculpture!

They created the sculpture of their dreams! This fun 3 day weekend retreat was held in Marseilles Illinois at the Art Farm. Students learned to carve polystyrene foam is (literally) at the core of many of Susan’s art creations. Polymer fortified concrete combined with alkali resistant fiberglass mesh were applied over the foam, creating a […]

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Wine and Mosaic Sculpture Make a Beautiful Match

From a giant wine bottle  to five foot high cones these mosaic sculpture compliment local events.  These unique mobile sculptures stimulate more interest at community events.  The glittering cones create a one of a kind gateway that truly makes a community event feel more magical.  A beautiful custom wine bottle expresses how specialty wine events […]

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Community Mosaic for Cancer Awareness

The Illinois Valley Breast Cancer Connection- Pink Ribbon Club unveils this large community mosaic.  The soulful piece of art was collaborative creation done by the participants at the Angel of Hopefest at the Utica Community Center last October.  Everyone who experienced mosaic that day understood the process of…taking something broken and making it beautiful!  The style of mosaic is […]

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Cow goes to Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

How do you crate a cow & get it to Navy Pier in Chicago?  The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Visitors Center and Heritage Harbor shared booth space at the 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.  Art Explorations was asked to represent part of the creative economic development happening in the city.  Cleaning, crating and transporting […]

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