About the Artist:
Recently Emilie Ledieu served as the Artist-In-Residence & Property Caretaker at Ilan-Lael for 2 years. But Emilie has been part of the Hubbell community since 2004 when she volunteered to help in the aftermath of the 2003 Cedar Fire. Drawn to the idea of community engagement through art, she found a kindred spirit and mentor in James Hubbell. “We all know how trusting James can be (while encouraging one to do the same with themselves), and the next thing I knew, I was part of building out the massive mosaic pieces for the Briercrest restrooms and helping to teach at the Pacific Rim Park Tijuana project. All the while James referred to me as an artist, something I was barely calling myself.” This was a turning point that launched Emilie’s career as a mosaic artist, most notably with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia (MAP). She also continued working for James at the Pacific Rim Park in The Philippines and on mosaic installations for the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropic Foundation in Minneapolis. In 2021 Emilie came to Ilan-Lael as the first artist-in-residence/caretaker. She has become a key foundation employee wearing many hats besides that of artist and caretaker. She teaches mosaic classes, leads tours, and oversees the daily upkeep on the Ilan-Lael property. “I’m lucky to consider Ilan-Lael as one of my many homes.”
Emilie offers various mosaic workshops in Stained Glass, Decorative, and Expressive forms of Mosaics. She also offers classes that specialize in mosaic installation and that include working on pieces installed at the Ilan-Lael campus.
Mosaic Mirror Creation Workshop
TBD – Coming Son
Location: Ilan-Lael Center, Julian, CA
Time: 9:30am – 4:30 pm
Lunch: Please bring a sack lunch for this event
Instructor: Emilie Ledieu, professional mosaic artist (19 years)
Join us for a day-long workshop to learn the basics of stained-glass mosaics. Participants will learn about glass tools, glass cutting, and glass tile work while creating their own glass mosaic mirror to take home. All skill levels are welcome. James Hubbell’s mosaic work will act as inspiration during the full property tour that will kick off the day. Spend a day learning about mosaics, the Hubbell legacy, enjoying Julian’s fall magic and create a functional piece of art for your home! We will provide all materials and protective gear, but comfortable work clothing and footwear are encouraged. Bring your owned bag lunch
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