A lot of people had been asking me lately why I had stopped offering my mosaic workshops... The answer is that since January 2017 (so for about a year and a half), I had completely devoted my time and efforts to establishing a non-profit mosaic project called Dahshur Mosaics with my wonderful partner Charlotte Sullivan. Now that it's up and running and needs less of our time, I began redirecting my attention to my Abstract Mosaic Workshops. This time, however, I decided to take a daring leap and conduct my workshops from home rather than from art centers around Cairo :)
Since March 2018, I've been involved in the teaching of mosaics to a group of 10 teenage girls at an orphanage in Maadi called Awlady. They have shown their enthusiasm from day one and it's been such a pleasure working with them. We are slowly progressing from very simple designs to more complex ones with more creativity and thought. We hope to eventually be able to display their products and put them up for sale.
If you are interested in organizing a similar workshop, please contact me to discuss the details.
On the 1st of February 2017, my long awaited dream of starting a non-profit mosaic project has finally come to fruition :) Little did I know that it would end up in Dahshur, about an hour's drive from my home and in collaboration with a friend and mosaic artist Charlotte Sullivan, who lives there. We set up the workshop in her backyard, installed the hardies in their trunks, bought a wide range of marble rods and began teaching the village people of Dahshur. We started with the gateman and his wife and within a month had a group of 5 women, 5 men and 2 children all learning how to create mosaics using the ancient roman t...