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Author Archives: sburton

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop – October 7th 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10:00am – 2:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Mosaic jewelry is all the rage in fashion magazines and boutiques.  In this one-day workshop you can make something unique that will express your personal, one-of-a-kind sense of fashion. Students will make two mosaic jewelry projects, choosing […]

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Exquisite Corpse Mosaic Class

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Inspired from a writing and drawing technique called “Exquisite Corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and is based on an old parlor game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, […]

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3D Mosiac: All About the Right Shoe!

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Friday, July 21 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday, July 22 – 9:00am – 2:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Shoes can change your Life! Just ask Dorothy and Cinderella! Bring in a shoe of your desire to mosaic! Yes, we will be creating your very own 3D Mosaic Shoe! Bring […]

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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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New Totem Pole – Ottawa, IL!

At the corners of LaSalle and Madison streets exhibits one of two recently updated Totem Poles.  The fish is a one of a kind created for a new look that is truly unique! Enjoy the photos that show its creation!

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