1411 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART


November 2014
They say time flies when you are having fun.  I am here to say yes that is so true.  Where has 2014 gone?  Here we are in the last two months of the year and I feel like we are just getting started.  It has been so wonderful to have new and returning students come experience the creative and relaxing space here at SBSMA.  
The universal theme that seems to be resonating here is ‘doing something for myself’.  More and more people are realizing with our busy lives and schedules we need to take time for ourselves.  Creating art is one of the best ways to give  yourself that space and leave the chaos of life behind, even for just a few hours.   SBSMA is nestled between the pacific ocean and the Santa Ynez wine country.  There is no better place to let go of that left brain for a little while and let the right side be free.  Free to create, relax and just be.
On that note, the amazingly talented and ever so fun Kelley Knickerbocker made her third appearance here at SBSMA teaching the workshop “Strata Various”.   In one evening and two days she took her students through the process of creating a sample board, using only black, white and gray mortars as well as only black and white tesserae.  She taught how to create a substrate with mortar and mesh. And she put her signature talents on how the space between our tesserae is as important as the tess itself.  ONCE AGAIN Kelley Knickerbocker thank you….you are a great talent to have in our mosaic community!
In a few days we will have the great pleasure of hosting Carol Shelkin and her Stained Glass Portraiture mosaic art workshop.  There are two spots left, so if you are still considering it I would not wait.  November 13th&14th, 10a-5p.   
Lastly for the this month we will have the talented Betsy Gallery here to teach 3 Day Classical Techniques and Tools.  This a great introduction on how to create a mosaic using all the traditional tools, techniques and styles of old days to present. 
November 21st-23rd, 10a-5p.  
If you are looking more into 2015 for a fun and exciting workshop, look no further than Sharra Frank and The Secrets to Mosaicking with Beads, January 10th&11th.  Who wouldn’t want to be in a workshop that gives out secrets????  Here is your chance, click here for more details!
Have a great NOVEMBER and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Color Gradation with Erin Pankratz-Smith, playing with different colors paths, students will learn how to make successful, subtle, color transitions that will add new depth to their work.
  • Portraiture with stained glass mosaic with Carol Shelkin, this workshop encourages students to use stained glass in a painterly fashion.
  • Secrets of Mosaicking with Beads with Sharra Frank, students explore the benefits of incorporating beads into mosaics.  January 10th& 11th.
  • 3 Day classical mosaic techniques & materials with Betsy Gallery, students will work with the classic materials, techniques and tools to create a small classic masterpiece. 

All these workshops and more can be found at  www.santabarbaraschoolofmosaicsart.com

   

 

 “Wide-awake I can make my most fantastic dreams come true.”

~Lorentz Hart  

  


 
Schedule for latest upcoming workshops!

Workshop                                  Instructor               Date                               Fee

Portraiture w/Stained Glass                Carol Shelkin                    Nov. 13/14         $425.+mat 
Classic techniques, materials & tools Betsy Gallery                  Nov. 21-23         $375+mat 
Todos Santos Retreat                               Tami Macala                    Dec. 7-13            $1699.00
One day Xmas Ornament                        Tami Macala                    Dec. 4th             $110.
Sharra Frank magic with Beads           Sharra Frank                   Jan. 10/11         $350+mat.
Garden Sphere/Boulder workshop    Tami Macala                     Jan.13,20,27    $275. 
                                                                                                                         Feb. 3rd 
Intro to Glass Fusing                                Tami  Macala                    Jan. 14/15        $195.
Create light weight concrete                  Tami Macala                     Jan. 24/25       $225.
Table Top mosaic                                        Tami Macala                    Feb. 21/22         $225.+bse
 
BEGINNER WORKSHOPS ARE ON ONE FRIDAY or SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH $165. 
 
DETAILS OF THESE WORKSHOPS AND MORE ARE LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
 


Kelley Knickerbocker’s Strata Various Workshop
             
                


LIQUID TINTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE AT SBSMA!  
LIQUID TINT COLOR CHART


Each color is named after one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura!
$100/set of 9 or $11.50/color + SH.
Next TODOS SANTOS MOSAIC ART RETREAT 
APRIL 12TH-18TH, 2015! 
Few spots left!!!

Photos from our 
TODOS SANTOS MOSAIC ART RETREAT   

MARCH 2014 

All the wonderful women and their completed 3D Flat Mosaic Suns

 

  The view from the rooms and the covered deck the mosaic workshop takes place on.

A couple in progress shots of the 3D Flat Sun Mosaics with beads, baubles and gems.
 
A couple completed and beautifully creative suns!
 
 
   The incredibly fresh and delicious food cooked with love by our chef Iker Algorr
 
The last day of our mosaic workshop!  Don’t we look happy!!!!

“LADIES WHO MOSAIC”
 
7 friends came together for a fun 3 hour get together just to hang out and create mosaic art.  In that short but busy time they chose their colors and design and began nipping.  They used stained glass on 7″x7″ boards to create their fun and unique pieces.  They all went home with their own piece of mosaic art.  

  

If you would like to get a group of your friends together for a birthday party, bachelorette party or just for a fun and creative time, email Tami for details.  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

  

  

   
 

  

  

 
TESTIMONIALS

Kelley Knickerbocker Strata Various workshop….”I had very high expectations of this workshop and you surpassed all my  expectations….Thank you!” 

Ellen, Santa Barbara


On the space here at SBSMA….”Tami you have created a space here that is so relaxing and fun.  It is much better than in a building and with bad lighting”
Leeanne, Santa Ynez 

 Tami’s Garden Sphere workshop…..”I am so excited to take this and put it in my garden and tell all my friends I made it….Thank you for having your space and school here in Santa Barbara, a great reason to come up from LA”.
Clare, Los Angeles

  


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LAB
LAB is a great way to work on all your mosaic projects. For $20/hour or a monthly $50.00 recurring payment you have access to the SBSMA studio, all adhesives, grout, tools and my guidance as well as not worrying about making or cleaning up your mess.
Email for more details or to reserve a time.

Private Lessons
If you would like to learn mosaic art but do not have the time or weekend availability now for $45/hour you can book a minimum of two hours with Tami privately to have the full undivided attention with access to the studio tools, adhesives and grout. 
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SBSMA Birthday Parties

Have your next birthday party at SBSMA.   Rates based on time and materials.  Call or email for more info. 

 
Gift Certificates 

Gift certificates are now available.  Any size amount towards classes, kits, tiles or other supplies.  What a great holiday or birthday gift.

 

 

SBSMA Supply Store

 SBSMA has all your mosaic art supply needs. More new colors added to the tile collection as well as stained glass, Italian Smalti and Vitreous glass. Liquid tints.  There are new tools stocked up as well as nippers, files, adhesives and grouts.  Just added are Leponitt brand mosaic wheel nippers for $32.00. 

  

 

Sincerely,
Tami Macala
artist & owner
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
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