SCHEDULE of 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!


Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
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Todos Santos, Mexico!
APRIL 8TH-14TH OR 15TH-21ST, 2018!
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!  CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS!

OCTOBER 29TH – NOVEMBER 4TH, 2017
SOLD OUT!



Intro to Glass Fusing and Mosaic Art with visiting artist Susan Baldwin
September 23rd & 24th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p both days

In this fun and creative workshop students get a hands on experience learning to create glass fusions.  Ever wanted to add a little pizzazz to your mosaic art?  This is a great opportunity to learn how to work with a special glass that will be melted into unique pieces glass fusions for workshopand be additions to your mosaic art.
Students will learn the techniques to create their own glass fusions on day one of the workshop.  The glass fusions will be put in the kiln during day one so they are fused and ready to be added to each students mosaic on day two.  There will be a variety of design options to create the glass fusions and discussion on how and where they can be added to each mosaic.
Susan has over 30 years of experience teaching art, including glass fusion workshop sample1.jpgglass fusing, stained glass and mosaic art.  Susan will explain how this process works from what kind of glass can be fused, to how to lay glass out for a design and show students different versions of glass fusing techniques.  

Susan has a very positive and uplifting personality  and teaching style that makes learning easy and fun filled!
Fee $295.00 includes all materials 


Beginner Mosaic Workshop-One Day
September 30th Saturday
10a-4p

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Pique Assiette mosaic by Tami “Spillage”

Ever wondered what to do with Grandma’s old china.  Or that tea cup you dropped on the floor?  Well this workshop is for you!  In this fun and creative one day workshop students will dive into learning the basics of creating a mosaic art project.  Working in the style of Pique Assiette, using china, crockery and found objects students will learn lots of tips, tricks and techniques.   There will be lessons on design layout, proper cutting techniques, as well as placement of the broken pieces.  Students will learn the embedding method while adhering their pieces, allowing this to be a grout free project.  Each student is encouraged to bring sentimental or found objects to add to their project.  All materials are included in this workshop.  Students are encouraged to finish their project during the workshop.
Students must bring creative spirit and a smile!
Fee $250.00


Everything but the Kitchen Sink Mosaic Art Workshop with Tami Macala
October 7th & 8th
Saturday 10a-4p & Sunday 10a-2p

Want to create a mosaic but not sure exactly what you want to create?  Want to design your own workshop?  Well, if so, this is the workshop for you!  If you are craving a workshop that allows you to mosaic with pique assiette (broken crockery/china), or stained glass or maybe wanting to create a shrine or address sign, come on over!  With a little prior discussion to this workshop we can make your mosaic come to life!  In this workshop you laurel mosaic work1will be taught what you want to learn.  Many of the materials will be included (some not) but if you want to work with china, stained glass or ceramic tile it is all here for your enjoyment!  laurel mosaic work2

Tami will walk each student through the steps of the proper substrates, tools, adhesives and grout to create your personal mosaic.  You can decide your substrate size within perimeters.  You can decide if it will be interior or exterior and if hanging hardware needs to be installed!   This is a great workshop for anyone wanting a creative, relaxed learning experience and possibly open your mosaic horizons! shrine
Once registered students will communicate with Tami to decide what materials and substrates are necessary to make the workshop a success!
Fee $295.00 (includes most materials and some substrates)


 Manifesting Magic and Mosaics with Tami Macala and Vickie Emanuele
October 22nd Sunday 10a-5p

In this creative and playful one day workshop Tami and Vickie are collaborating for the first time on bringing together mosaic art and manifesting more abundance in your life.  Participants will get to create their own heart with angel wing mosaic using Mexican Smalti and any small sentimental object that can be added to the mosaic.  Tami has over 20 years experience working in mosaic art and teaching.  Tami can teach any level and will manifest magic mosaicsshare all her tips, tricks and techniques to create a successful project.  Throughout the day participants will create their mosaic as Vickie will be guiding everyone on different ways to create more abundance and magic in their lives.  This is  a full day filled with creativity, light and fun.
This workshop comes with Vickie’s book “Manifest Anything in 30 Days”, a light lunch and all mosaic materials.
Fee $255.00 till October 1st ($295.00 after October 1st)


Light, Dark, Value & Tone: Realism in Stained Glass Mosaic Including Portraiture with visiting artist
Carol Shelkin
November 11th & 12th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p both days

In this workshop you will be guided through the process of understanding realism in mosaic art with instruction of using curved or flat planes, shadows, value, composition and design, color choosing and understanding artists’ tricks for creating a work of art in mosaic. We will have lots of exercises to understand professional artists’ techniques. 

You will be able to create your own mosaic to take home using high quality stained glass. You will be introduced to the gradations and many colors and values of hand-nipped stained glass and learning how to “paint with glass” creating a piece for interior display.  

 In this workshop students will use their choice of traditional and non-traditional mosaic techniques to understand contemporary mosaic in realism with lessons on structure, color, value and types of shadows. 

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Carol Shelkin’s Portraiture and Realism

 Mosaic is unique to all students and the goal in this workshop is to direct and assist each student develop and to polish find their own style. You will learn how to develop an eye for mosaic and create a line drawing with easy to follow steps. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and students will begin to work on a mosaic. Photographic models will be supplied, unless you are a returning student and would like to bring in your own selection. IF YOU ARE A RETURNING STUDENT, please contact Carol for approval of your photographic model.

 Other subjects will include:  presenting your work to gallery owners, exhibitions, building a resume, pricing, photographing your mosaic art, proper adhesives, tools and materials for interior display.  

 The lessons taught and instructions given will last you long after the lesson are over. No question will be left unanswered, so bring questions! This workshop is designed to take the student to the next level.
Fee $350.00 + $65.00 materials 


Lessons in Andamento, Tessellation (Drawing) and Color Gradation with Anabella Wewer
December 2nd & 3rd (with additional day Dec. 4th for Lessons in Color Gradation.)
10a-5p each day

Andamento [from the Italian andare]: The act, or way to go, to move. The way to conduct yourself, to advance, to proceed.
Applied to mosaics, andamento is the flow or direction of the lines; the shape and path of the tesserae to create a composition.

Through a series of discussions, exercises and hands-on practice, students will learn classical andamento and how to apply classical rules to modern mosaics. We will draw sbsma anabella (What if...) UnBleached Detail 4 sbsma anabella drawingsandamento as a way to better understand it, and discuss the many ways in which variations in our andamento can work to tell stories and create narratives. As we move on to cutting material to execute exercises that will reinforce what we have
learned, we will touch on color theory and discuss subtle and bold ways to use materials and colors to create mosaics reflective of your personal style. An optional one-day workshop,  Monday Dec. 4th, will focus more deeply on color, color gradations, selecting materials and the mixing of color in modern compositions.

Although Anabella encourages the use of hammer and hardie, and will be demonstrating proper technique during the course, students are welcome to use nippers throughout the workshop.
Fee $375.00 +$100 (3rd day) + materials $75.00


Beginner Mosaic Workshop-One Day
December 9th Saturday
10a-4p

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Pique Assiette mosaic by Tami “Spillage”

Ever wondered what to do with Grandma’s old china.  Or that tea cup you dropped on the floor?  Well this workshop is for you!  In this fun and creative one day workshop students will dive into learning the basics of creating a mosaic art project.  Working in the style of Pique Assiette, using china, crockery and found objects students will learn lots of tips, tricks and techniques.   There will be lessons on design layout, proper cutting techniques, as well as placement of the broken pieces.  Students will learn the embedding method while adhering their pieces, allowing this to be a grout free project.  Each student is encouraged to bring sentimental or found objects to add to their project.  All materials are included in this workshop.  Students are encouraged to finish their project during the workshop.
Students must bring creative spirit and a smile!
Fee $250.00


Intro to Mexican Smalti Mosaics with Tami Macala
January 13th & 14th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p both days

In this two day workshop explore the exciting and vibrant tesserae of Mexican smalti.  Tami walks students through this wonderful material as she shares the best way to cut, lay and adhere.  Working on a custom made 10″x14″ substrate students will learn about different styles of andamento.  How to break the line and achieve an exciting and artistic

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Mexican blanket part 2 by Tami Macala

look with an abstract style of placing the tesserae.  Using thin-set mortar tinted to create the space that allows the tesserae to be gently placed and embedded for a more reflective look. 
Students will leave with more confidence on how to work with Mexican smalti and how to use it in future projects.
Fee $295.00 (includes materials to cover substrate)


  Walk the Line with Rachel Sager
January 19th-21st, 2018
Friday -Sunday 10a-5p

 In this uniquely-formatted workshop you will explore the philosophies of andamento—our basic language as mosaicists. There can be as many expressions of these pathways as there are artists who work in them. Join Rachel as she asks questions beyond the traditional definitions of what is correct or classical.  Explore not just the finer points of the rules and when it makes sense to break them, but more theoretical observations of andamento as a communication tool.  Share in Rachel’s theories on choice, free will, and andamento as an allegory of Life. Discuss sbsma rachel sager walk the line samplethings like intention, cutting, and looking to nature for understanding and, in the process, learn valuable methods to craft more sensitive lines.  This workshop is broken into two parts: talking and doing. The first evening session is purposely hands-off to enable you to relax and soak up ideas and images without the pressure of creating.

In this three full days or workshop,  you will be led through a precise series of exercises revolving around the ideas of size, space, texture, material and angle. This class is unique in that it disentangles the brain from being distracted by composition and design, and lets you focus on the line in its purest form. As mosaic artists, andamento is our most basic language and form of expression. Rachel will lead you through a dynamic breakdown of how to build lines with personality, how to build lines that communicate ideas—in short—how to build lines that can stand on their own.                                                                                                 

This class would benefit all levels, particularly those looking to refine their voice or expand their appreciation of andamento as an instrument of communication. Special note: This is an actively evolving workshop. If you have taken a form of it in the past, be assured that Rachel will be throwing new challenges at you and exploring new avenues in the miracle of line-building.

Materials provided: piles of raw material in the forms of sandstone, marble, and glass for those who wish to spend time in cutting specific shapes.
To avoid the distraction of bling and too many choices, a simple palate of Rachel’s Pennsylvania sandstone will be provided as your anchoring material.  Sandstone is the perfect learning stone for those new to the hammer and hardie. Understand that as a student of andamento, your relationship to your hammer and hardie will be a key element to success. Instructor will also supply two specifically shaped substrates, high-quality thin-set mortar, mixing tools, and palette knives.
Fee $425.00 + $65.00 materials


 Kickassiette: Blowing the Lid Off of Crockery Mosaic
with Kelley Knickerbocker  

February 24th & 25th  
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p both days

Picassiette* is the process of transforming crockery and found objects into mosaic. What makes crockery so tempting and ideal for mosaic is not only its availability, ease of cutting, and varied glazes, but its unique curvatures, bumps and protrusions that translate to gorgeous dimensionality in tesserae.

In this technique-rich, hands-on workshop, Kelley ramps pique assiette up an innovative notch with her unusual methods of cutting/setting not only the flat surfaces of plates and other ceramic ware, but the lips, feet, rims, handles, lids, spouts, and more, including the exposing/tinting of the inner clay body. Students will learn cutting tools and techniques; kelley knickerbocker kickassiettesetting in mortar to maximize sculptural/dimensional possibilities; building a cohesive color/material palette, and composing with crockery’s challenging curves and bumps.

Students will have the opportunity to create a sample board and at least one mosaic in class.

*Thought to be derived from the French slang “pique” (to steal) + “assiette” (plate).
Fee $350.00 + $25 materials fee