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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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SBSMA Happenings

from October 11th, 2014 Today I am going over the schedule and getting some feedback from students for upcoming workshops.  I am always open to learning about what the students here at SBSMA would like to learn.  There are so more »

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Kelley Knickerbocker Strata Various workshop

from October 26th, 2014 Today is the final day of the Kelley Knickerbocker Strata Various workshop.  What a great success.  Each student made their own sample boards.  Learning to work with tinted mortar and self made mesh/mortar substrates.  Students worked 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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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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Welcome to our new blog!

Happy New Year from the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art! We are so excited about the projects we are working on, and the upcoming opportunities for new learning. If you have not already, please check out our calendar of more »

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