Mosaic self portrait

with Francine Gourguechon

Mosaic Classes in Chicago


Class Info

Spend a Sunday afternoon at my comfortable studio in artistic self reflection and then apply paper mosaic to complete a unique self portrait.

The concept can be realistic or abstract but should reflect your self image. If you want to work realistically, bring a 8x10" paper copy of a photograph of yourself to work from or abstract your portrait with symbols of your SELF. This is an intriguing and fun project!

Students will be provided with board to work on, glue, magazines and papers to use as mosaic material and cut mats to give their self portraits a finished look. Feel free to bring any personal papers, magazines, photos or small objects to include in your self portrait. Keep in mind they will be torn up so make copies if you want to retain your photos. If you really, really want to do a portrait of someone else...thats fine too.

Teacher Reviews (10)
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    Liz V.

    Left 3 months ago

    Great class with lots of equipment and supplies and space to be creative.

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    Jessica K.

    Left about 1 year ago

    My mom and I LOVED this class! She said it was seriously the best Mother's Day present she's ever gotten and I couldn't top it. All materials were provided and in generous quantities. If you were a slow worker like us and you didn't finish by the end of class you were sent home with more than enough materials to finish. Francine was so patient and helpful. She was constantly helping one of the eight of us in the class. She gave total creative freedom but helped you problem solve when you were stuck or she saw something she knew wouldn't stick. I would definitely recommend this class! Totally worth the cost!

    {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Sheila G.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mother-s-day-mosaic-class-with-francine-gourguechon--3'\u003E Mother's Day Mosaic Class \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I bought the last two places for this class as a gift to my mother for Mother's Day and we had a lovely time. It was creative, fun, and the instructor was very nice. There were plenty of materials to go around and the studio was very cool. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in mosaic art.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Michelle A.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/diy-valentine-gift-with-francine-gourguechon'\u003E DIY - Mosaic Valentine Gift \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class! I took my friend for her birthday, we had a great time learning something new and we both ended up with a beautiful mosaic piece to take home. We both highly recommend this class :)","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Mary Lou C.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mosaic-mania-holiday-workshop-with-francine-gourguechon'\u003E Mosaic Mania Holiday Workshop \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Really enjoyed this class. Francine is a passionate and skilled instructor with genuine enthusiasm and knowledge for all things mosiac. Don't miss this class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Nancy I.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mosaic-mania-holiday-workshop-with-francine-gourguechon'\u003E Mosaic Mania Holiday Workshop \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I went to this class with a friend and had a great time. There is so much room for creativity - everyone had such different projects in the end. A majority of the class, including myself, had never dabbled in mosaic before and Francine was great. She was encouraging and helpful but never overbearing. I highly recommend taking it!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Katie G.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mosaic-mania-holiday-workshop-with-francine-gourguechon'\u003E Mosaic Mania Holiday Workshop \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This is a fun class to do with a friend. It's very laid back but the process is kind of tedious so having a friend to chat with makes it a bit more enjoyable. Francine was super nice and helpful. She had beautiful tiles to work with and a good selection of items to mosiac. If you have specific item you want to mosiac, I recommend bringing that with you. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Caroline J.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mosaic-mania-holiday-workshop-with-francine-gourguechon'\u003E Mosaic Mania Holiday Workshop \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome class!! in that one class, I learned to plan my project, cut glass and tiles, select the right materials and seal the mosaic in place for a finish product. The world now awaits mosaics art everywhere :)","teacher_response":null}

    Francine Gourguechon is no stranger to working in the arts, but has found her real passion in mosaics over the last 15 years. She designs and installs mosaic art professionally in private homes, commercial and public spaces. She holds a fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and enjoys helping people work with their hands to express their inner souls through the creation of beautiful mosaic artworks.

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