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1410 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

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SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART



October 2014
Mosaics, mosaics, mosaics!!!!  That is what we create here SBSMA and all  over the world!!  The art of mosaic has quite a history and it is incredible the renaissance it has also had over the last 20 years or so!

Here at SBSMA we like to celebrate all of it.  
~There are world renown visiting artists/teachers that share their skills and techniques so each student can evolve as a better mosaic artist.
~ There is open studio time, aka LAB, where students can spend time in the studio and be guided when necessary, to better their cutting skills, color choices or any other questions they may have.  
~ There are workshops taught by Tami, such as Table Top or Garden Sphere where a complete novice can create a piece and be proud of it and enjoy in their home or garden.  

 

Experience is everything so whether students create mosaics as a hobby or a business, it is my passion here at SBSMA to create the best environment to learn, create and explore!


 

The Todos Santos Mosaic Art Retreat departs December 7th-13th, for the trip of a lifetime.  Incredible food, great shopping and of course creative mosaic expression.  

Working in mosaic art can be a very therapeutic experience and it is a great way to give yourself a chance to create something even if you have little to no experience while listening to the waves crash below you and a warm breeze blowing!

Click here to email Tami for more details~

 

Mosaic Retreat with Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
Todos Santos, Mexico
December 7 – 13, 2014
$1699

 

Mosaic                                                            Workshop                                                            Mexico

If you missed this fabulously spirited retreat last winter, please join us December 7 – 13, 2014. Join Tami Macala in Todos Santos, Mexico  for a lot of sea, a lot of sand, and a riot of color.

Mosaic                                                            Workshop                                                            MexicoImagine creating art with spectacular ocean views to inspire you, beautiful gardens and pools to relax you, and a personal chef to prepare gourmet meals to sustain you. This is just the beginning of the Todos Santos mosaic art retreat.

You’ll spend one full week creating mosaic art in one of the most creative and peaceful settings on the Baja Peninsula, the pueblo magico of Todos Santos. The accommodations for this retreat will be at the beautiful boutique hotel, Los Colibris Casitas. Los Colibris has 4 wonderfully inviting casitas, each with comfortable beds, great bathrooms and private patios from which you can enjoy the amazing scenery and ocean views. The infinity pool and hot tub are great for star gazing and observing the humpback and grey whales that are often visitors at this time of year.

Mosaic                                                            Workshop                                                            MexicoDuring this mosaic art retreat each participant will work on a flat 3D shape, using your own found objects, sentimental pieces, millefiori, mirror and stained glass. We’ll learn how to work with tinted mortar/thinset and grout. Participants will also learn how to embed the colorful pieces into the mortar to create a color gradation while not using grout. Grout will be used on the edges of the piece, and we’ll learn to tint that as well. Once mastered, this process is easy to reproduce at home.

 

 

Last but not least this month and November will bring three incredibly talented and wonderful visiting artists back to SBSMA.

First, we have Kelley Knickerbocker teaching her newly designed workshop “Strata Various” Oct. 24-26.  She will be diving into a whole new world of techniques and sharing how to create work with intention on space and tesserae.  
Second, we will have Carol Shelkin and her “Portraiture” workshop Nov. 13th&14th.  Carol returns to SBSMA to share her talents on how to create a stained glass mosaic portrait using her specific style and amazing techniques. 
Third, we have Betsy Gallery and her “3 Day Intensive, Classic Mosaic Techniques, Materials and Tools” Nov. 21st-23rd.  Students will get hands on experience working with the traditional materials and tools used in the classic mosaics from centuries ago up to present day.
Have a great OCTOBER and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Mexican Smalti with Betsy Gallery, create a flower design using color gradation and shading while learning proper cutting and lay out techniques. 
  • Indirect method on a stepping stone with Betsy Gallery, learn to work in the indirect method using marble and stone while creating on a stepping stone.  
  • 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.
  • Strata Various with Kelley Knickerbocker learn to see unique potential in any material and then maximize that potential by shape, angle, spacing, contrast and proximity to others.
  • 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

Create your own tinted substrate      Tami Macala                      Oct. 22                $185.
Strata Various                                            Kelley Knickerbocker   Oct.  24-26         $350+mat
Table Top                                                     Tami Macala                     Nov. 1/2              $225.+base
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. 16th           $110.
Sharra Frank magic with Beads           Sharra Frank                   Jan. 10/11          $350+mat.
 
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
 

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.

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

Tami teaches her workshops in a relaxed yet very informative environment.  I am already planning to attend at least two more workshops this year!  I have found my new happy place.  DW, Santa Barbara.

 

I flew across the country to take a workshop at SBSMA, and got so much more.  Tami has created a wonderful, relaxed and structured environment to teach and host wonderful visiting artists.  I would not hesitate to fly back again for another workshop.  So happy to have found SBSMA!  MH, New York, NY.

  


Click here to visit 
my new and redesigned website 
My Latest Commissions
complete and in process….


 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  

 
 

   

  

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. 
Publicity


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
SAMA Like us on Facebook
Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times. 
Please email me if you would like to receive these emails
  tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
 Feel free to tell your friends and family about us and “like” us

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1409 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

admin : January 1, 2015 1:34 pm : newsletters
SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART



September 2014
Here we are heading into the end of summer for most of the country, yet the beauty of living here in southern California is we have most often an Indian summer.  The days stay warm and the nights get a little cooler, but still plenty of time to work outside, paddle board at my favorite spots and enjoy outdoor living.   The workshops here at SBSMA are busy as ever and we are all enjoying the wonderful ocean breezes blowing through here.
On that note we have many great workshops coming up this month.  The Pique Assiette “broken plates” workshop is filling up, Sept. 13/14.  It is a great opportunity to work with personal objects that can be interspersed with broken china, crockery and other great finds.  This style is created around a small mirror to allow for the final product to be a functional piece of hanging art.  Beginners welcome!
We also have Intro to Glass Fusing.  Learning to glass fuse small pieces on day one then incorporating those pieces into a mosaic on day two.  It is a very informative and gratifying workshop, Sept. 18/19.  Beginners welcome!
We will end the month with the ever popular Garden Sphere/Boulder workshop.  This is a great two day hands on workshop to learn how to create a mosaic on a 3D object, Sept. 27/28.  Beginners welcome!
This is the last week to sign up for the Todos Santos, Mexico Mosaic Art Retreat, Oct. 12th-18th.  I am so excited to head back to this beautiful and mystical place.  We will be creating art while gazing out over the ocean,  practicing yoga (optional) on the outdoor yoga deck, eating fresh amazing food created by our chef Iker and listening to the waves crash as we fall asleep in comfortable and clean accommodations.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS….LAST 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!

Last but not least both October and November bring three incredibly talented and wonderful visiting artists back to SBSMA.

First, we have Kelley Knickerbocker teaching her newly designed workshop “Strata Various” Oct. 24-26.  She will be diving into a whole new world of techniques and sharing how to create work with intention on space and tesserae.  
Second, we will have Carol Shelkin and her “Portraiture” workshop Nov. 13th&14th.  Carol returns to SBSMA to share her talents on how to create a stained glass mosaic portrait using her specific style and amazing techniques. 
Third, we have Betsy Gallery and her “3 Day Intensive, Classic Mosaic Techniques, Materials and Tools” Nov. 21st-23rd.  Students will get hands on experience working with the traditional materials and tools used in the classic mosaics from centuries ago up to present day.
Have a great SEPTEMBER and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Mexican Smalti with Betsy Gallery, create a flower design using color gradation and shading while learning proper cutting and lay out techniques. 
  • Indirect method on a stepping stone with Betsy Gallery, learn to work in the indirect method using marble and stone while creating on a stepping stone.  
  • 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.
  • Strata Various with Kelley Knickerbocker learn to see unique potential in any material and then maximize that potential by shape, angle, spacing, contrast and proximity to others.
  • 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 upcoming workshops 

Workshop                                  Instructor               Date                               Fee

Pique Assiette mosaic                              Tami Macala                     Sept. 13/14       $225.
Intro to glass fusing mosaics                 Tami Macala                     Sept. 18/19      $195.
Table Top mosaic                                        Tami Macala                     Sept. 27/28     $210.+base
Todos Santos mosaic retreat                Tami Macala                     Oct. 12-18           $1699.
Strata Various                                            Kelley Knickerbocker   Oct.  24-26         $350+mat
Garden sphere/Boulder                         Tami Macala                     Nov. 1/2              $275.
Portraiture w/Stained Glass                Carol Shelkin                    Nov. 13/14         $425.+mat 
Classic techniques, materials & tools Betsy Gallery                  Nov. 21-23         $375+mat 
BEGINNER WORKSHOPS MOST FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH $165. 
 
DETAILS OF THESE WORKSHOPS AND MORE ARE LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
 

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.


There are 2 spots left for the October 12th-18th, 2014 TODOS SANTOS MOSAIC RETREAT!!

 
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

Tami teaches her workshops in a relaxed yet very informative environment.  I am already planning to attend at least two more workshops this year!  I have found my new happy place.  DW, Santa Barbara.

 

I flew across the country to take a workshop at SBSMA, and got so much more.  Tami has created a wonderful, relaxed and structured environment to teach and host wonderful visiting artists.  I would not hesitate to fly back again for another workshop.  So happy to have found SBSMA!  MH, New York, NY.

  


Click here to visit 
my new and redesigned website 
Tami’s Latest Commissions 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  

 
 

   

  

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. 
Publicity


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
SAMA Like us on Facebook
Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times. 
Please email me if you would like to receive these emails
  tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
 Feel free to tell your friends and family about us and “like” us

Comments are closed

1408 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

admin : January 1, 2015 1:33 pm : newsletters
logo for Santa                                                Barbara school of mosaic                                                art
SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART



August 2014
Someone once said to me that because SBSMA is called a “school” it should be in a proper building, or don’t call your business a “school.” We then looked up the definition and it defines “school” as “any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline.”
Now as most of you know I teach and run my “school” at my home studio, and while living in Santa Barbara I have the privilege on most days to teach outside in a canopy style covered space over looking our half acre which includes lush gardens, a chicken coop and other eclectic collectibles.  Our weather here is quite lovely most of the time and the house sits up on a hill with a direct line as the crow flies about a mile from the ocean, so there is most always an ocean breeze blowing through the studio.  Some days I have to say it is truly intoxicating.  
Now I share this info with you not to lure you here to SBSMA (but if that description did it…GREAT) only to share that sometimes the best places to be are not in a prescribed building to share talents and teach a particular discipline but sometimes it’s right in your own backyard.
Now then, SBSMA is brimming with new workshops!  Check the schedule for a new Pique Assiette (broken plates) workshop, the Mexican Smalti that has been added to this month or the Christmas one day ornament mosaic workshop!  Many more can be viewed below and click here for the schedule page to get more details at the website.   
Some of you have heard about the liquid tints, for tinting your mortar/thin set or grout, they are now available for sale here at SBSMA!  Yes it is true!  The same tints being used by Erin Pankratz-Smith and Kelley Knickerbocker you can get here!  You can order a set of 9 for $100.00 + s/h or singles for $11.50.  They come in 9 vibrant colors and are in a 2 oz. squeeze bottle for easy control.   Below is a picture of  the color chart for your convenience!  
 
We had a great workshop this past month with Carol Shelkin (pictures below).  She taught her Realism workshop to 9 very enthusiastic and eager students.  So enthusiastic we got her to schedule her next workshop right away with immediate sign ups! Carol will return with her Portraiture workshop November 
13th & 14th.  Click here for more details.  This workshop is filling fast, do not wait to register. 
Other exciting news, I have been voted on to the Society of American Mosaic Artists board.  It is an honor and as a new board member trustee I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with the SAMA community!
Last but not least we have two spots left for the Todos Santos Mosaic Art retreat!  Once they are filled this retreat will be closed!  Next one is December 7th-13th!  Click here for the full details!
Have a great AUGUST and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Mexican Smalti with Betsy Gallery, create a flower design using color gradation and shading while learning proper cutting and lay out techniques. 
  • Indirect method on a stepping stone with Betsy Gallery, learn to work in the indirect method using marble and stone while creating on a stepping stone.  
  • 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.
  • Strata Various with Kelley Knickerbocker learn to see unique potential in any material and then maximize that potential by shape, angle, spacing, contrast and proximity to others.
  • OTHER FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS DUE TO COME IN 2015 ARE SHARRA FRANK & LAUREL SKYE!  STAY TUNED FOR DATES!

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 upcoming workshops 

Workshop                                  Instructor               Date                               Fee

3D Heart with Bling!                                Tami Macala                     Aug. 13/14           $210.
Mexican Smalti                                            Betsy Gallery                    Aug. 21/22           $250.+mat. 
Pique Assiette mosaic                              Tami Macala                     Sept. 13/14           $225.
Intro to glass fusing mosaics              Tami Macala                     Sept. 18/19          $195.
Table Top mosaic                                        Tami Macala                     Sept. 27/28         $210. +base
Todos Santos mosaic retreat                Tami Macala                     Oct. 12-18           $1699.
Strata Various                                              Kelley Knickerbocker  Oct.  24-26          $350.+mat. 
Garden sphere/Boulder                         Tami Macala                     Nov. 1/2                $275.
Portraiture w/Stained Glass                Carol Shelkin                    Nov. 13/14           $425.+mat. 
BEGINNER WORKSHOPS MOST FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH $165. 
 
DETAILS OF THESE WORKSHOPS AND MORE ARE LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
 

LIQUID TINTS 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.



CAROL SHELKIN’S “REALISM” WORKSHOP
 






There are 2 spots left for the October 12th-18th, 2014 TODOS SANTOS MOSAIC RETREAT!!

 
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
 

Like a Zen Master, Tami floats among the students, helping where necessary and coaching us to perfect our works of art. I’m impressed she has remembered all our names! She shows us how to shape the ceramic pieces to best fit into spaces on our boards. H.H.

Hi Tami- I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the mosaic workshop last weekend.  The class was fun and the outdoor setting was perfect.  I am spreading the word around town :) E.S.

 

  

  

  


Click here to visit 
my new and redesigned website 
Tami’s Latest Commissions 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  

 
 

   

  

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. 
Publicity


SBSMA Birthday Parties

Have your next child’s birthday party at SBSMA.  Any age, up to 12 kids.  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.

 

 LAB punch card  

SBSMA LAB punch card.  For every 10 hours of LAB time you get the 11th hour free.  Students are loving their punch cards and getting their free hours. 

  

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. 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
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
SAMA Like us on                                                          Facebook
Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times. 
Please email me if you would like to receive these emails
  tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
 Feel free to tell your friends and family about us and “like” us

Comments are closed

1407 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

admin : January 1, 2015 1:32 pm : newsletters
logo for Santa                                                Barbara school of mosaic                                                art
SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART



July 2014
Welcome SUMMER!!!  The feel of the warm air, the smell of the ocean, the sound of the birds  singing, the taste of Tami’s strong but good morning coffee and watching students get excited as a workshop is about to begin are just a few of the things that everyone’s senses experience here at SBSMA.  What we  hear, see, smell, taste and touch are truly what make us.  Some have all the senses, some do not, but whatever ones you do have, here at SBSMA we want you to celebrate them and include the creativity of mosaic art! 
The summer has just begun and we have already had so much fun.  
A great “Everything Mosaic” workshop as well as a sold out “Table Top” workshop, so much creativity is flowing through SBSMA.   Scroll down to see some of these very creative mosaic art pieces.
SBSMA has a couple exciting things to announce: 
First; we only have 3 spots left for the Oct. 12th-18th Todos Santos Mosaic Art Retreat.  This retreat is an experience not to be missed.  The next one will be December 7th-13th, then April 2015.  
Second; we have a new membership program for our open studio LAB.  If you are considering coming to LAB more than 3 hours a month this may be the program for you.  For $50.00 a month  you can join the LAB membership program.  This membership will work on a monthly recurring payment.  
If you are not interested in the membership LAB will also continue to be available as a drop in at $20.00/hour for full use of the studio, tools,  grout, adhesives and Tami’s guidance. 
“LADIES WHO MOSAIC” has become a very popular event here at SBSMA.  If you and group of your friends, men too, want to come together for a fun evening of creating a small mosaic art piece, relax and enjoy some refreshments and snacks, this is the place to do it!!
If you are interested in a gift for any celebration SBSMA has gift certificates for any amount!
 
Listed below are just some of the workshops coming up here at SBSMA!  Check the schedule for plenty more!
 Have a great JULY and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Mexican Smalti with Betsy Gallery, create a flower design using color gradation and shading while learning proper cutting and lay out techniques. 
  • Indirect method on a stepping stone with Betsy Gallery, learn to work in the indirect method using marble and stone while creating on a stepping stone.  
  • 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.
  • Classical Direct Method-3Day intensive with Michael Kruzichusing traditional materials students will learn to work with a hammer and hardie as well as understand applications theories and andamento basics.
  • Strata Various with Kelley Knickerbocker learn to see unique potential in any material and then maximize that potential by shape, angle, spacing, contrast and proximity to others.
  • Realism in Stained Glass Mosaic: Faces, Flowers and Fruits, with Carol Shelkin a hands on workshop using modern mosaic techniques to understand design, composition and design theory in realism. 

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 upcoming workshops 

Workshop                                  Instructor               Date                               Fee

Realism with stained glass mosaic  Carol Shelkin                   July 8/9                 $400.+$65
Intro to Glass fusing & mosaics         Tami Macala                    July 15/16              $195.
Garden sphere/Boulder                         Tami Macala                    July 26/27            $275. 
3D Heart with Bling!                                Tami Macala                    Aug. 9/10              $210.
Mexican Smalti                                            Betsy Gallery                    Aug. 19/20           $250.+mat. 
Strata Various                                              Kelley Knickerbocker  Oct.24/26            $350.+mat. 
BEGINNER WORKSHOPS FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH $165. 
 
DETAILS OF THESE WORKSHOPS AND MORE ARE LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
 

Table Top Workshop!
 
 
 
 
These are just a few completed Table Tops from our Sold Out workshop!   
 
 
There are 3 spots left for the October 12th-18th, 2014 TODOS SANTOS MOSAIC RETREAT!!

 
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
 

Like a Zen Master, Tami floats among the students, helping where necessary and coaching us to perfect our works of art. I’m impressed she has remembered all our names! She shows us how to shape the ceramic pieces to best fit into spaces on our boards. H.H.

Hi Tami- I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the mosaic workshop last weekend.  The class was fun and the outdoor setting was perfect.  I am spreading the word around town :) E.S.

 

  

  

  


Click here to visit 
my new and redesigned website 
 
 
Tami’s Latest Commissions 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  

 
 

   

  

LAB
LAB is a great way to work on all your mosaic projects. For $20/hour 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. 
Publicity


SBSMA Birthday Parties

Have your next child’s birthday party at SBSMA.  Any age, up to 12 kids.  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.

 

 LAB punch card  

SBSMA LAB punch card.  For every 10 hours of LAB time you get the 11th hour free.  Students are loving their punch cards and getting their free hours. 

  

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. There are new tools stocked up as well as nippers, files, adhesives and grouts.  Just added are Leponitt brand mosaic wheel nippers for $28.95. 

  

 

Sincerely,
Tami Macala
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
SAMA Like us on Facebook
Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times. 
Please email me if you would like to receive these emails
  tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
 Feel free to tell your friends and family about us and “like” us

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SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF MOSAIC ART



June 2014
Summer, Summer, Summer!!! Those of you that do know me, this is my favorite time of year!  I love it all!!  Hot days, BBQ with friends and teaching and creating mosaic art all while working in the outdoor studio!
Fun and creative workshops have been added to the schedule for this summer….both weekdays and weekends.  Scroll down to check them out!
Another favorite part is inviting east coast artists to teach here while we have such great weather.  On that note….I cannot express enough the excitement for SBSMA’s next visiting artist.  
CAROL SHELKIN….if you have not heard of her then here is a link to her work.
Carol teaches in such a relaxed and educationally expanding way. You will be amazed at the amount of information you absorb and what you will be able to do to incorporate all of this into YOUR mosaic art!  
Here is a link to the schedule page for more details.  
There are a few spaces left so I would not wait!  Email or call for more details or to sign up….805.703.4291.  
“LADIES WHO MOSAIC” has become a very popular event here at SBSMA.  If you and group of your friends, men too, want to come together for a fun evening of creating a small mosaic art piece, relax and enjoy some refreshments and snacks, this is the place to do it!!
If you are interested in a gift for any celebration SBSMA has gift certificates for any amount!
 
Listed below are just some of the workshops coming up here at SBSMA!  Check the schedule for plenty more!
 Have a great JUNE and hope to see you soon at SBSMA! 
 

SOME OF THE FEATURED VISITING ARTISTS COMING TO SBSMA:

 

  • Mexican Smalti with Betsy Gallery, create a flower design using color gradation and shading while learning proper cutting and lay out techniques. 
  • Indirect method on a stepping stone with Betsy Gallery, learn to work in the indirect method using marble and stone while creating on a stepping stone.  
  • 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.
  • Classical Direct Method-3Day intensive with Michael Kruzichusing traditional materials students will learn to work with a hammer and hardie as well as understand applications theories and andamento basics.
  • Strata Various with Kelley Knickerbocker learn to see unique potential in any material and then maximize that potential by shape, angle, spacing, contrast and proximity to others.
  • Realism in Stained Glass Mosaic: Faces, Flowers and Fruits, with Carol Shelkin a hands on workshop using modern mosaic techniques to understand design, composition and design theory in realism. 

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 upcoming workshops 

Workshop                                  Instructor               Date                               Fee

Everything Mosaic                                    Tami Macala                     June 17/18            $185.
Table Top mosaic                                       Tami Macala                    June 28/29          $195. +base 
Realism with stained glass mosaic  Carol Shelkin                   July 8/9                 $400.+$65
Intro to Glass fusing & mosaics         Tami Macala                    July 15/16              $195.
Garden sphere/Boulder                         Tami Macala                    July 26/27            $275. 
3D Heart with Bling!                                Tami Macala                    Aug. 9/10              $210.
Mexican Smalti                                            Betsy Gallery                    Aug. 19/20           $250.+mat. 
Strata Various                                              Kelley Knickerbocker  Oct.24/26            $350.+mat. 
 
DETAILS OF THESE WORKSHOPS AND MORE ARE LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
 

The October 12th-18th, 2014 retreat is filling up!!

 
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
 

Like a Zen Master, Tami floats among the students, helping where necessary and coaching us to perfect our works of art. I’m impressed she has remembered all our names! She shows us how to shape the ceramic pieces to best fit into spaces on our boards. H.H.

Hi Tami- I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the mosaic workshop last weekend.  The class was fun and the outdoor setting was perfect.  I am spreading the word around town :) E.S.

 

  

  

  


Click here to visit 
my new and redesigned website 
 
 
Tami’s Latest Commissions 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  

 
 

   

  

LAB
LAB is a great way to work on all your mosaic projects. For $20/hour 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. 
Publicity


SBSMA Birthday Parties

Have your next child’s birthday party at SBSMA.  Any age, up to 12 kids.  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.

 

 LAB punch card  

SBSMA LAB punch card.  For every 10 hours of LAB time you get the 11th hour free.  Students are loving their punch cards and getting their free hours. 

  

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. There are new tools stocked up as well as nippers, files, adhesives and grouts.  Just added are Leponitt brand mosaic wheel nippers for $28.95. 

  

 

Sincerely,
Tami Macala
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
SAMA Like us on Facebook
Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times. 
Please email me if you would like to receive these emails
  tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
 Feel free to tell your friends and family about us and “like” us

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