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Tempered Glass Mosaics with Carol Shelkin
One Day
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 

Tempered Glass by Carol Shelkin

Tempered Glass by Carol Shelkin






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!
Fee $395.00

Color Theory with Carol Shelkin

Color Theory with Carol Shelkin







 Flower Mosaic Workshop with Yulia Hanansen
October 20th & 21st Saturday and Sunday
October 22nd & 23rd Monday 
and Tuesday!


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


Flower Mosaic by Yulia Hanansen

Flower Mosaic by Yulia Hanansen






Create Your Own Mosaic Mantra Board
with Tami Macala
November 10th Saturday (ONE DAY)

Enjoy a one-day mosaic art workshop where students will learn how to create their own Mosaic Mantra Board. This creative, colorful and personally expressive work of art will also include several affirmation words that have been created with polymer clay. This material is perfectly suited for indoor or outdoor display and allows students to create without feeling the need for perfection.

Throughout this workshop Tami will demonstrate and guide students in cutting certain materials, choosing the proper adhesive and finishing the piece without using grout. Many students find that this technique allows the creative spirit to feel free to play and explore. This is a unique approach to mosaic art, and students leave knowing techniques they can use over and over again.
Students are encouraged to bring small sentimental or found objects to incorporate into their own Mosaic Mantra project.
Tami is the founder and owner of Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art and has been teaching since 2009.
Fee $275.00 (includes all materials)

Mosaic Mantra Board by Tami Macala






Picassiette Portraiture with Gila Rayberg
January 25th-27th, 2019
Friday 6p-9p
Saturday/Sunday 10a-5p

In this one evening and two day workshop bring your pet or self to life in this fun and creative pique assiette style of mosaic art. Each student will work on a portrait (human or animal) of their choice.  Once students are registered, they will receive a letter from Gui;a with detailed instructions on selecting an appropriate portrait reference for the workshop. Gila will share all she knows about creating mosaic portraits, with an emphasis on picassiette; cutting, shaping & incorporating dishes and pottery into mosaics. Gila will demonstrate the usage of various hand tools to cut & shape picassiette materials, and tips on using these materials to add texture & interest to your  portrait.   Each participant will receive individual attention & guidance, while working on their chosen portrait.  Understanding that individuals works at a different paces, students are not expected to finish their portrait in the workshop, though some may do so.  Gila will discuss a plan with each student on how to complete their unfinished works at home. By the end of the workshop, students will have gained a good understanding of the process of choosing a subject, transferring a design, understanding value, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating likeness, and so much more…. ** Part of the joy of piccasiette comes from the collecting of materials. Students are encouraged to bring their own unique finds (dishes, pottery, teacups, etc) to incorporate into and personalize their works.  Thrift stores & yard sales finds are perfect, as is clearing out cabinets of chipped, cracked dishes, and those broken bits that you can’t bear to throw away, but would love to incorporated into your art! Bringing extra to share ensures that there will be unique and surprising selections for all.
Fee $425.00 + $20.00 materials fee

Gila Rayberg “Portrait #13”

Gila Rayberg “Sweet Boy”

Gila Rayberg

Make Your Mark: Your Mosaic Signature and other Motifs with Kelley Knickerbocker
February 23rd & 24th, 2019
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p

In this fun, information-packed workshop you’ll learn and apply principles of shape, value, contrast and readability to the making of several small mosaics that capture your personality and style. You’ll design your own signature block or logo as well as several other related motifs, and will gain an understanding of how motifs can enliven and unite mosaic design and composition. In addition, learn how the motifs you design can be repeated/varied/reoriented to become the building blocks of a unique andamento. Instruction will be via slide show, handouts, demos, discussion, exercises, hands-on building, one-on-one guidance, and critique. A diverse variety of materials will be provided; all you need to bring are your nippers (Montolits recommended), a smile, and a sense of adventure!
Fee $375.00 + $20.00 materials fee

Kelley Knickerbocker Signature Motifs