My Ocean House Residency

​February 2019



The Ocean House, a Forbes Triple Five-Star rated resort

in Westerly, Rhode Island, announced that the notable Mosaic Artist, Susan Rosano, of Guilford, Vermont, will be the February 2019 Artisan in Residence this February 15, 16 and  17. Susan is a mosaic and mural artist that creates unique works of art by incorporating a variety of different materials such as hand-cut stained glass tiles, mirrors, broken jewelry, found objects and glass beads. She fits her designs together like puzzle pieces, creating intricate and beautiful one of a kind pieces of art. Susan creates her artwork from her Guilford, VT studio.

For the past 18 years, she has worked as a Master Teaching Artist on the rosters of the Vermont Arts Council, Arts for Learning Connecticut and Life Time Arts in New York City, creating community art projects with schools, libraries, hospitals, senior centers and other community venues. She is also a credentialed Creative Arts Therapist, Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotist, Health Coach and Reiki Master.

The Ocean House, one of New England’s last grand hotels, reopened it’s doors in June of 2010, after a $140 million rebuild and restoration. Originally built just after the Civil War, it is facing the ocean, perched high on the bluffs in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The Artist in Residence program is part of the Ocean House’s commitment to the community and the arts. Over the last eight years, thousands of guests and community members have enjoyed the arts programming at the Ocean House. Susan will be holding multiple talks, classes and workshops during her residency there, that are available to hotel guests and community members.

Susan's Schedule:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday February 15, 16 & 17, 2019 
9-11am ~School House
Coffee, Tea & Croissants

Meet Susan Rosano and discover how she applied her skills as a fine artist and designer in creating her original designs in mosaic with murals, mirrors, frames, flowerpots, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind creations. Teaching mosaic art to students of all ages has brought her much joy for many years. 

Friday, February 15 ~ 11am to 1pm (lunch break) 2 to 4:00 pm ~School House
Adult students will be given a 12”x12” wooden base with a 6”x6” beveled mirror adhered to the center of the base and enough pre-cut mosaic tile, mirror tile and jewelry pieces to cover the area outside the mirror. After a lunch break, grout will be applied to finish the piece. Ms. Rosano will guide participants on how to create good design and color application for a finished mosaic piece they will treasure.

Saturday, February 16 ~ 1 to 3 pm ~ School House
A mosaic workshop for families will include the creation of a mosaic Elf or Fairy House, and a small clothespin elf or fairy to go with the house by using small wooden bird houses, mini mosaic tiles, and other materials. Each family member will be able to make their own Fairy or Elf House if they wish.

Sunday,February 17 ~   2 to 3:30pm ~ Ocean House
Susan Rosano will hold a demonstration on the craft of mosaic while she discusses the process of design, color, line and composition.  She will have finished pieces on hand to see.

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION with Mosaic Artisan Susan Rosano
Sunday, February 17 ~ 3:45 to 5pm~ in the Living Room at Ocean House