Learn some of the ancient traditional Byzantine mosaic techniques in this weekend workshop. We will use traditional vintage glass smalti, 24K gold tile, and the hammer and hardie, tools used by the artisans of the time. Inspired by the instructor’s recent journey to Ravenna, Italy—home to many of the finest Byzantine mosaics in existence—you will re-create an eight-by- eight-inch detail of a motif featured in the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Some prior mosaic experience is recommended but not required. Class is held at the Austin School of Mosaic Art.