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Independence 2017:

A Hands-on Mosaic Gathering with
Laura Lyn Stern 
and Jessica Liddell

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This gathering will celebrate independence of thought and action in the ancient medium of mosaic. Teachers, group organizers, intrepid beginners, emerging stone cutters, and envelope-pushing professionals are invited to come and experience first-hand what is possible in mosaic. The Blaney Lodge will be set up for lectures, demonstrations, hands-on opportunity, and idea sharing. 

The admission fee is $125 and includes meals. Lodging may be purchased separately.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 am to 8:45 am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am to 11:00 am: Laura Lyn Stern

11:15 am to 1:15 pm: Jessica Liddell

1:30 pm: Lunch

2:45 pm to 5:45 pm: Group Mosaic Project  

6:00 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Group Q&A, Best Practices and Ideas Discussion

8:00 pm: Bonfire


Laura Lyn Stern and Jessica Liddell

Planning and Creating Group Projects with Ease

Learn the process of how to direct a group project from a seed idea to a completed installation. Specifics on how to deal with orchestrating multiple age groups and numbers of participants, sorting through obtaining location approvals, deciding on imagery and materials and installation specifics for a variety of mural types will be addressed. The group will have the opportunity to participate in creating two signage installations for the Touchstone campus. Basics of tile  making, tile cutting, setting, finishing and installation will be demonstrated and put to the test! Symposium participants will leave the gathering with a solid base of information that will enable them to lead a group project in their schools or organizations.

Read below for more information about our presenters!


Laura Lyn Stern is a Mosaic Artist and educator residing in Philadelphia, Pa. Her Art work encompasses a wide range of formats from large scale residential and commercial tile installations to micro mosaic bronze and stone jewelry. She has taught Studio Art at the Middle and High School level in addition to adult workshops for 25 years, leading student groups through numerous mosaic and painted installation projects. 


Jessica Gorlin Liddell has been making mosaics professionally since 1997. Her work can be found in private collections and public spaces throughout the country. She has extensive experience with large scale installations.  She also fabricates her own ceramic and fused glass tiles.   Jessica's business, Bella Mosaic Art, has been featured in numerous books and magazines. She and her work has appeared on the NBC 10 Show, Good Day Philadelphia, HGTV and the Travel Channel.

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