Classes


A $50.00 deposit must be paid at time of registration! You can register for a workshop by either email tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com or call 805.703.4291

(Be sure to read the SBSMA policies in the drop down menu under the “contact” page)
THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 4 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY TAMI MACALA OTHERWISE IT WILL BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED.
THERE ARE OTHER STUDENT MINIMUMS FOR VISITING ARTISTS, PLEASE ASK BEFORE REGISTERING TO ENSURE THE WORKSHOP IS A GO



Color Theory and Impressionism in Mosaic Art Using Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin

October 12th & 13th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p

SBSMA is thrilled to have Carol Shelkin back for another incredible workshop. Carol brings her years of talent and experience as an artist and educator. Taking one of Carol’s weekend workshops is like getting a full semester of art class in two days! She gives you all the tools, techniques and tips to create mosaic art on a whole new level.

While learning this mosaic technique, you’ll create works in a style similar to Monet and achieve a more painterly Impressionistic approach with your mosaic making. We will also explore some color theory techniques and the color wheel, which will be used in your mosaic design and composition. This workshop will help students go beyond the basic color wheel and deepen your artistic color perception. Discover how to fully utilize hues, tints, tones, Chroma, value, and balance colors. We will explore techniques to make colors work together to be more vibrant or subtle, bold or harmonious. You will be introduced to how color makes us feel and how to use color to your benefit.

Students will begin by creating a mosaic on a 10″ x10″ (approximately) board and have enough materials to take home if not finished. Upon finishing the workshop, the students will be ready to begin making educated and successful mosaic art. No questions will go unanswered…so bring questions! Fee $475.00 includes all materials.




Building a Landscape with Color and Texture with Laura Rendlen 
December 7th & 8th 
Saturday & Sunday 10a-5p

SBSMA is excited to host Laura Rendlen for her first workshop here.
This workshop is for artists who want to explore a variety of mosaic techniques to create a representational landscape utilizing different traditional materials, e.g. glass, stone, shells and metal. Beginning with a short presentation and exercises to illustrate general principles, the discussion considers perspective foreground and background and light source highlights and shadows. The beauty of this workshop is that the artist gets to surround themselves and then get to play with a variety of tesserae to complete their mosaic. The workshop emphasizes a hands-on exploration of mosaic techniques. This allows the artist to discover different textures, color combinations and ways to transition and form relationships with mixed materials. Throughout the workshop individual attention and tips are provided to help with the technical aspects of mosaics and to guide the successful completion of each project.
Students will work hands on as Laura guides and shares her knowledge of creating beautiful textured and flowing mosaics. Each student will have a 10″x12″ substrate.
Fee $375.00 + $50.00 materials

Sample piece by Laura Rendlen

Precision Mosaic Jewelry with Margo Anton
December 14th & 15th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p

The ability to make mosaic jewelry is a fantastic skill that can result in many gifts and sales! Learn how to create high-end, precisely laid mosaic jewelry in this two day workshop. The first day begins with a comprehensive lecture and slide show on jewelry base selection, adhesive choice, and suitable tesserae, followed by an examination of design for jewelry and how it differs from standard mosaic design. Precision cutting, the key to fine mosaic jewelry, will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Jewelry laying techniques will be thoroughly covered, and students can expect lots of great tips! Class participants will receive lots of individual attention as they work on silver plate mosaic pendants using luxury mosaic materials, including mosaic gold, smalti, filati, semiprecious stones, dichroic glass, and millefiori. 

On the second day, participants will hone their newfound skills in precision mosaic making while working on a more challenging second project. A comprehensive handout will be provided, and participants should expect to depart with the knowledge and skills to create precision mosaic jewelry on their own.  This workshop should benefit participants of all levels who want to learn to cut material more precisely, who want to add high end mosaic jewelry to their repertoire, or who are interested in learning to work in small scale mosaic.

Students in this class will be provided with all materials and tools to create their mosaic pendants.  However bringing your own wheeled glass nippers to the workshop would be beneficial, as well as any magnifying eyewear or small tools desired.
Fee $350.00 + $45.00 materials fee