SCHEDULE of CLASSES


 

 

A $50.00 deposit must be paid at time of registration! You can register for a workshop by either email 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 OTHERWISE IT WILL BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED.


Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

Retreat in Todos Santos, Mexico!

NEW DATES ADDED FOR 2017…
OCTOBER 29TH – NOVEMBER 4TH, 2017


Beginner Mosaic Workshop-One Day
with Tami Macala
May 13th

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 (MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE FOR CLASS OR WILL BE RESCHEDULED)


3 Dimensional Flow with Dino Maccini
June 7th-11th, 2017
Wednesday to Sunday  9:30a-5p all days
$1200.00 + materials
12 person max

SOLD OUT (email to be put on wait list)

In this 5 day workshop students will work with a true contemporary mosaic master.  Dino Maccini is making his first U.S. tour and Santa Barbara is one of only two stops he will make on this tour.  Dino will teach you his stylistic approach to creating his 3D directional flow style.  Students will learn how he achieves his optical illusion with the flow of the mosaic through a trade secret of creating an undulated piece.  Students will learn proper andamento as well as color gradation, shading and color choices while working with Italian Smalti.  Some gold smalti will be on hand for purchase.  Students are encouraged to with work with Hammer and Hardy that will be available for use, or bring your own if you have and can commute with it.  There will be mosaic wheel cutters on hand if that is more comfortable.  

Dino will have well known mosaic artist Anabella Wewer on hand as interpreter and mosaic assistant.  

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Dino Maccini’s Glass Waves

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Dino Maccini’s Glass Waves detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beginner Mosaic Workshop-One Day
June 17th 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


2 Day Mosaic a Dress Class
with visiting artist Susan Wechsler
July 8th & 9th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p

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Susan Wechsler student work WIP dress

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Sample Mini Ballerina 11″x 11″ student work

In this exciting and high energy workshop visiting artist Susan Wechsler shares her tips, techniques and trade secrets on creating her one of a kind dress mosaics.   Susan’s dresses can be seen all over the world whether her creation or those of her students that are guided through the whole process for a successful and creative project.
New skills will be shared for the use of your discarded treasures in mosaics.  You will learn how to collect and then design with an unique palette of tesserae.  How to cut and then place a flow of antique china and other materials & how to use her Magic Putty to add dimensional found objects to your mosaics.  Susan will provide lots of individual attention to ensure everyone creates a unique piece of artwork.  Each student will need to bring personal treasures for their project: a palette of china plates, gem stones, and glass tiles for edging.   The class begins the day you register through SBSMA, Susan will be notified and will work with you via email and phone calls to guide you through the design process of gathering everything you will need to complete your project.  No previous mosaic skill necessary.  Beginners to advanced welcomed.

This is a 2 day workshop Susan has designed these dress substrates to be completed in 2 days.  NO GROUTING, we will mosaic this entire dress using her “MAGIC PUTTY”, it will change the way you think about mosaics.

Fee for 2 day including materials $420.00
 

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Student works Susan Wechsler workshop

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Substrate dresses, choose from either one. 11″x11″


Spontaneous Abstract Mosaic Art Workshop with visiting artist David Jarvinen
July 22nd & 23rd
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p both day

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Organic abstract by David Jarvinen

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Spontaneous abstract by David Jarvinen

In this two day workshop students begin to understand that movement within art is a very integral part of the process.  Whether subtle or obvious it helps guide the viewer.  Working side by side with well known mosaic artist David Jarvinen, of Mosaic Guys, students explore creating movement and interest with use of materials.  By using a combination of materials, including wire, ceramic, glass, beads, metal findings and other items students will work to create relationships within that express texture, color and movement.  This two day workshop is designed to help the student free up creative decisions by responding to the art and not the individual.
Fee $250.00 + $65.00 materials fee 


 

Mexican Smalti in the Abstract with Tami Macala
August 5th & 6th
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p both days.

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“Mexican blanket 2” Tami Macala

In this two day workshop dive deep into the creative and vibrant world of Mexican smalti.  Mexican smalti is an opaque thick glass that comes from one place and from one family.  The Perdomo family has for 5 generations been creating this glass in Cuernavaca Mexico.  In this workshop students will work on a 12″x12″ substrate and learn to create an abstract mosaic using color and andamento (the flow or movement) to create their unique mosaic art.  Students will walk away with a better understanding of how to use this wonderful tesserae in their future work as well as the proper tools and adhesives to use with it.   Students should not feel compelled to finish their piece in this workshop but to learn and continue their work at their own studio or space.  

Students will discuss with Tami prior to the workshop their choice of color for their piece.  
Fee $345.00 (Includes materials)


Stained Glass Mosaic Pet Portrait (3-day class) with  visiting artist Donna Van Hooser
August 11th, 12th & 13th
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p all days
Skill Level:  intermediate or advanced mosaic artists

In this class we will use andamento to help create form and expression in creating a mosaic pet portrait. Precision cutting techniques will be covered, as well as color selection and shading. Since this technique is more time consuming, a finished portrait is not expected at the end of the three day workshop, however the eyes and a good portion of the face can be completed, depending on the experience of each student. This workshop is doggieslowres-copy-1intended for intermediate or advanced mosaic artists, and should not be used as an introduction to making mosaics. Students will work on a pet of their choosing, the instructor will map out the design before the class from a photo supplied by the student prior to the class.
Glass will be selected and provided by the instructor for the pet portrait based on the photo provided by the workshop participant.
Fee $450.00 (includes materials)


Mosaic Flower with the Byzantine Indirect Technique with visiting artist Carole Choucair Oueijan
September 8, 9 & 10, 2017
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p all days

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Flower by Carole Choucair Oueijan

This is the ideal technique to create detailed painterly images using different textured materials. This is also a perfect technique for a smooth finished mosaic that is safe to the touch, such as in public art.
Students will learn and practice the Byzantine Indirect Technique using smalti, various kinds of glass and other natural stones. The materials selection will be rich and beautiful. Working in the reverse method and using Honey Paste as temporary adhesive tesserae are glued face down on paper. 
You will create an 8” x 8”  mosaic flower, images provided by and prepared in advance by Carole.
Carole will discuss color theory, helping you create your palette. Everyone will draw his or her own andamento making it easy to determine the placement and shapes of your tesserae.  Andamento also helps us plan the flow and direction of our mosaic tesserae. A review and demonstration of cutting our tesserae with wheeled nippers is a part of the first day activities. Students will spend the rest of day one preparing materials and getting started on your mosaic, all of day two you work on finishing your mosaic.
On the morning of the 3rd day, we cast the mosaics, and then in the afternoon, we will unveil them one by one. Together we will learn best practice technique to fix and repair any less than perfect portions of your mosaic on the spot.  Clean up of the mosaics will follow.
In this technique grouting is optional, and instructor will discuss and help you make an individual determination. We will not grout during workshop hours.
This is a perfect technique for a smooth finished mosaic using a variety of materials.
Fee $450.00 + $100.00 materials fee


Light, Dark, Value & Tone: Realism in Stained Glass Mosaic Including Portraiture with visiting artist
Carol Shelkin
November 11th & 12th (13th with optional 3rd day)
Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p all 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