Amy Marks who hails from the Boston area, has signed on as one of our mosaic teachers this season. This will be Amy's first teaching experience with us and we are so excited! We met Amy as one of the participants of the National Mosaic Exhibition on Cape Cod which we co-curated in 2011.
She will be teaching mixed media mosaics. Students will create a mixed media mosaic art panel using a variety of media including glass tiles, polymer clay tiles, jewelry, fabric, and beads. Amy has taught all over the USA and just last year she taught a workshop in Barcelona, Spain - home of the fabulous Parc Guell and other historic mosaic sites.
Amy Marks is the President of the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS), a recently formed organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting excellence in contemporary mosaic art. She creates functional and decorative mosaics from her studio in Waltham, MA. Amy uses a rich color palette and a variety of materials —polymer clay and glass tiles, stained glass, pottery, millefiori, beads, shells and rocks—to create mixed media mosaics that are visually attractive and tactile. Amy’s work has been juried into exhibitions including Mosaics at the Mill I & II, and shows at the Sharon Arts Center, Danforth Museum of Art, and the Somerville Museum. She co-curated the Mosaics at the Mill Exhibition with Mosaic Oasis and teaches mosaic workshops at studios throughout Massachusetts.