Author Archives: Tami

Starting the New Year here at SBSMA

I love new beginnings.  Whether it is a new season, a new book or the new year!  Fresh start.  Something to look back on and see what can be improved and what can be discovered in the year to come. more »

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WHERE MOSAICS AND CREATIVITY COLLIDE!

Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art is a place to come learn and create mosaic art.  Open since 2009 by Tami Macala, the school offers a wide range of workshops covering many mosaic styles.  Many of these workshops are taught more »

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Mexican Smalti Workshop

Our Mexican Smalti workshop took place last weekend.  Every student worked on the same flower design while learning the processes of proper cutting and fitting skills. Everyone left with the knowledge of color gradation, shading and color values.   It was a fantastic two more »

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Three Dimensional Art

Learning to work on a 3D object can be fun and a little challenging at the same time. The results will be so gratifying when you see the sparkle and reflection of glass from so many angles. Our students use found more »

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Carol Shelkin Returns!

Visiting artist Carol Shelkin taught at The Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art last August, and we are so lucky to have her back! She had such a great experience with our students last summer, that she decided to return. The Realistic more »

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Students at Work

Picture of the day: SBSMA students enjoying the process of making art out of concrete boulders and spheres in a recent workshop.

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Summer Schedule Added!!

Check out the new workshops just added.  New ones and favorites can be found on the schedule page.  Santa Barbara is a great place to come during the summer, enjoy the great weather, the ocean and take a mosaic workshop!! more »

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Boulders and Garden Spheres Are Ready!

Lightweight concrete small boulders and spheres are taking shape and ready to become amazing works of art in our upcoming workshop and for sale!  Teacher and Owner, Tami Macala makes the boulders and spheres, and you make the art! The  Garden Sphere/Boulder more »

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New artists added!!

Check the schedule for the latest visiting artists to come to SBSMA.  We have Erin Pankratz-Smith, Laurie Mika and Carol Shelkin.  All in the spring, so start checking your calendars and get on board!  These workshops will sell out!  You more »

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Spring schedule coming out soon!!

Stay tuned for the spring schedule.  Thinking about trying out a new style of mosaic?  Here is your chance.  New visiting artists, new ways to make mosaic art.  All here at SBSMA!!

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