By Donnell Pasion
Grover Beach, California
Learn to make weatherproof mosaic-ready concrete forms from Styrofoam from award-winning mosaic artists and mixed media sculptors Fred & Donnell Pasion. They will guide you through discussions and demonstrations as you create your own 3-D form from start to finish. At a workshop you will learn:
1. Basic design concepts and layout.
2. How to safely use the latest hot wire tools for carving.
3. How to mix, apply and finish a durable concrete surface.
4. Curing and preparing your sculpture for mosaic.
Passiflora Mosaics is located in the town of Grover Beach, California - midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California's beautiful Central Coast. Click here for workshop information.
Donnell's "Fat Cat" - From sculpted foam to finished mosaic.
The dimensions of my mosaic "Fat Cat" are: 24"H x 13"W x 11"D
After carving "Fat Cat" from foam with Hot Wire tools, Donnell prepares the mosaic base for applying fiber-mesh (left), while Laurie applies fiber-mesh (right).
Louise The Snail is glass mosaic over concrete and polystyrene. 16"H x 24"L x 12"W. Louise was first created in the styrofoam sculpture workshop then afterwards mosaic was applied. Made by Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics.