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THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 4 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY TAMI MACALA OTHERWISE IT WILL BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED.
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Intro to Mexican Smalti Mosaics with Tami Macala
June 30th & July 1st
Saturday and Sunday
10a-4p both days
Mexican Smalti is one of the most vibrant and beautiful tesserae. Come learn how to create a mosaic with this incredible material. Tami will teach techniques in creating abstract design, and teach her style of “breaking lines”. She will also instruct students on her unique techniques in creating flow and movement. Each student will receive an
11″ x 11″ board which will be suitable for exterior display using a pre-prepped substrate. Students will learn about color, how to create cohesive interstices (space between the tesserae), and shaping the tesserae. No grouting will be necessary for this workshop. This workshop is great for a novice or the student with more experience. Once these easily achieved techniques and skills are mastered you will be able to create more Mexican smalti mosaics in your studio.
Fee $295.00 + $50.00 materials
Glass Mosaics with Precision Cutting Techniques
with Jennifer Kuhns
July 21st & 22nd Saturday and Sunday
10a-5p both days
Artist Jennifer Kuhns is well known for creating incredible stained glass mosaic art. She has mastered the art of using certain glass cutting tools for the creation of the precise shapes that are needed in her mosaic art designs. In this workshop students will create a glass-on-glass mosaic project while practicing how to use a scoring tool and glass pliers. Students will learn to cut curves and incorporate the exact shapes needed for the mosaics. Students will discuss the nature of stained glass, learn vital information specific to glass-on-glass mosaic, and cover many of the tricks of the trade. Jennifer will cover everything from pr0per use and maintenance of scoring tools, the types and properties of the glass, to the various challenges in working with stained glass. Jennifer will also instruct in using straight cuts, or the mild and more precise cutting of curves. Each student will complete a 10″x10″ mosaic using geometric and complex shapes using a selection of colors and patterns she provides.
Fee $325.00 + $25.00 materials.
Mosaic as Story: Mixed Media Techniques with Meagan Corrado
August 4th & 5th Saturday and Sunday
10a-5p both day
We are so excited to have Meagan Corrado here for the first time to introduce her creative and inventive technique to our students. In this two day jam-packed workshop, students will explore mosaic art as a means of personal storytelling and self-expression through the use of mixed media techniques. Students will work using a variety of materials including personal writings, mementoes, “crash” tempered glass and alcohol inks. Students will find this process to be very creative and freeing because there are few rules to follow, and room for freedom and self-expression.
This workshop is divided into three hands on creative phases: The first phase will include learning about alcohol inks, (their qualities, benefits/limitations), and the techniques to achieve specific effects. The second phase will include information about how to incorporate collage in an overall mosaic design. Students will use personal mementoes excerpts which might include creative writing, poetry, journal excerpts or photos that can be adhered to the inked backgrounds. During the, third phase students will learn how to use tempered and clear glass in their overall mosaic design.
Fee $295.00 + $25.00 materials fee
Spontaneous Abstract 2.0 Incorporating Organic Abstract Techniques with a Purpose
with David Jarvinen
August 11th & 12th
10a-5p Saturday and Sunday
In this colorful and creative two day workshop come learn & understand how to fill in spaces with movement and flow using mixed media abstract design and relating it back to the subject of the mosaic.
Bringing your abstract techniques to the next level, David Jarvinen will take his years of mosaic knowledge and experience and guide you on creating your own organic abstract mosaic. These techniques, once learned, can be repeated with a variety of shapes.
This workshop usually has been presented in a rectangle or square design- while this is an excellent way to understand the concept of movement & flow, as well as introduce you to the techniques, it may leave you asking…but now what?!?…Or, how can I apply this to my art?..
This is exactly why we developed this workshop; To facilitate the understanding of skillfully integrating spontaneous techniques and relating them to realistic shapes in abstract designs.
In this workshop choose either a Hummingbird or Cowboy Boot design measuring generous 12″ x 16”, complete with hanging hardware. Explore embedded techniques and andamento lessons. Work with wire, beads, findings & smalti as well as other unique tesserae. Always a materials fun fest!
Fee $295.00 + $45.00 materials
Sparkling Jewel Mosaic Mirrors with Angie Heinrich
September 8th & 9th Saturday and Sunday
9:30p-5p Saturday and 10a-2p Sunday
Spend a weekend with Angie Heinrich for this mosaic mirror class and walk away with a beautiful finished sparkling jewel to hang on your wall.
You will learn the fundamentals of the “direct method” as we work intensively with beads and tile to create a textural jewel of soothing symmetry. Angie passes on the techniques she has honed over the past 16 years and through the thousands of pieces she has created using beads and glass tiles. All materials provided, including lots and lots of beads. Come to learn; come for the pure joy of creating!
You will not believe the gorgeous mosaics even first time artists are able to create under Angie’s warm and careful guidance. Beautiful mosaics and the happy creators that Angie has inspired over the years can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/zetam
- How to choose beads and where to buy them
- The best adhesives to use for beads
- How to apply beads the magical way!
- How to use beads and tile together to create an intricate look and feel
- Tips and tricks on keeping all rows straight and even
- Basic cutting techniques
- Learn how to grout a highly textured mosaic
- Basic design and color considerations
- How to install mirror glass
- Do you know the Lark’s Head knot for hanging wire? You will after this class!
Fee $275.00 + materials based on mirror size and choice.
Mosaic Floral Bouquet with Debra Mager
September 15th & 16th
10a-4p both days
In this two day workshop you will walk away with a one of kind mosaic bouquet to decorate your walls forever! Debra Mager brings her unique style of mosaic art combining traditional mosaic materials with a dash of bling and fun with broaches, flower pins, earrings, etc. to add to these works of art.
Each student must bring their own picture frame with the glass intact. Approx size should be 11″x13″ as students will be adhering their mosaics directly to the glass. Alternatively students can bring two smaller frames to create, each being no bigger than 5″x7″. Students must also bring their own found objects, mostly vintage jewelry, broaches, earrings, beads and other bits that can be made into the flowers for the bouquet. Debra will bring all the fillers, including beads, glass, asstd. materials and the glue. Since these bouquets will not be grouted (background will be) students can use any material such as plastic, glass, bakelite, etc. as well as other objects like buttons, belt buckles, and anything else that can be dreamt up.
Day one students will cut the glass for the background and the vase and adhere it to the glass substrate. If cured it will be grouted at end of the day otherwise it will happen at the beginning of day two. Debra will walk you through the best color scheme for your project and future ones should you choose to make a collection.
Day two students will work with Debra as she shares all her tips and tricks for creating the gorgeous 3D bouquets with all of your favorite found and sentimental objects. What a great way to up-cycle your grandma’s broaches, pins and earrings that have just been sitting in a drawer.
Fee $350.00 includes materials
Mind the Gap with Kelley Knickerbocker
September 22nd & 23rd Saturday and Sunday
10a-5p both days
In her latest workshop Kelley Knickerbocker is teaching how to challenge the artist and their approach in learning how to create a mosaic while leaving space on the substrate. This can be a very powerful and creative technique and no one better to teach it than Kelley herself.
There are many approaches to incorporating open space into mosaic design. Through slides, demos, and discussion, this workshop introduces you to at least six of them.
For hands-on practice, students will choose an approach and execute a 12” x 9” space-centric mosaic.
When mosaics were the functional skins on walls and floors, mosaic was a cover-the-whole-substrate affair. But with today’s mortar and grout technologies we can leave spaces for artistic effect without compromising structural integrity.
It’s because mosaic is so dense that incorporating space can be so effective. Dense areas appear denser, and the void space(s) deeper, calmer. Like juxtaposing two complementary colors: they enliven each other like no other combination can.
Fee $350.00 + $25.00 materials
Tempered Glass Mosaics with Carol Shelkin
October 5th 10a-5p Friday
In this creative and fun workshop Carol Shelkin sets the stage for how to create a mosaic using “crash” glass. This easily obtained glass is used to create a cracked look for a mosaic, and students will learn how to create a whole different look under the tempered glass.
Carol will walk students through the process of choosing which types of substrates are best for the process, what adhesives should be used, what kinds of materials can be used to create a mixed media look and lastly how to properly break and use the tempered glass.
Students will work on a 10″x 10″ substrate using materials that both the student and Carol will bring. Students will be able to complete the mosaic portion of this workshop, observe a tinted grouting demonstration which can be completed at home on their own.
Not only will students learn this process, but because Carol comes with over 30 years of experience as an art teacher students will also learn how to use many art elements that can be transferred into other art forms. Having the basics of composition, color, balance and many others, students will walk away knowing how to create a unique and very creative achievable project.
Fee $195.00 + $25.00 materials
Color Theory and Impressionism in Mosaic Art using Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin
October 6th & 7th Saturday and Sunday
10a-5p both days
Understanding color and light while working in an impressionistic / realistic mosaic technique is one of Carol’s latest workshops.
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 color theory and the color wheel which will be used to in our 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. Explore techniques to make colors work together to be more vibrant or subtle, bold or harmonious.
Students will begin by creating a mosaic on a 11″ x11″ 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!
Flower Mosaic Workshop with Yulia Hanansen
October 20th & 21st Saturday and Sunday
10a-5p (both days)
We are excited to have Yulia Hanansen here for the first time teaching her very popular flower mosaic workshop. In this two day intensive workshop, students will learn how to translate flowers from photos or paintings into realistic and powerful mosaic statements. Students will work on exploring; flower structure, choosing a color palette, andamento, effectively portraying flower details, composition, layout, visual relationship between and object and a background, and technical aspects of working with stained glass tesserae. For tessera shape students will be using Yulia’s signature “brushstroke” cut that you will learn to nip during the workshop. Students will work on a 10″x 12″ substrate, using stained glass and a PVA adhesive. A presentation and hands-on demonstration will be given at the start of the workshop followed by individual practice and copious amounts of individual instructions.
Images will be provided or you can bring your own based on prior approval by Yulia. All skill levels are welcome.
Fee $395.00 + $50.00 materials fee