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


Todos Santos Mosaic Art Retreat with Tami Macala
December 2nd-8th, 2018 & March 31st – April 6th, 2019

Come relax on the shores of Baja Mexico and create your favorite version of mosaic art. This mosaic art retreat is open to a wide array of technique choices. You can email Tami Macala and decide what type of mosaic you would like to create. She can teach many different forms of mosaic and will lead you on a fun and creative journey. With over 20 hours of mosaic time to create, you can work on anything from Mexican smalti, to stained glass or mixed media mosaics. Most important you will spend a week, relaxing, rejuvenating and creating art while the waves crash below and warm breezes blow by! Oh and did we mention there is a personal chef to create most of your meals. This truly is the trip of a lifetime!
Fee $1799.00 (Does NOT include airfare, materials and some meals).
Click HERE for all the details! 

Mexican Smalti abstract by student.

View from our workshop space and hotel!

 

 

 

 

 

 


COLOR THEORY in ITALIAN SMALTI!
with Anabella Wewer

January 5th, 6th , & 7th
Saturday-Monday 10a-5p

Color! As mosaicists, mixing color is not just a matter of having eight basic colors and from those mixing what we need. For a perfect gradation or wash, we need a lot of different values, and that means a lot of material, though how many depends on the span we want to cover. But what if what we need is to mix color to transition from one to another??

In this workshop, students will learn to do both, while practicing principles of andamento and learning how tesserae dimension, substrate and interstices all affect our perceptions of color. And then there’s the possibility of “making color” by smartly mixing the colors we do have to accentuate them or to create transitions.

This class will be mostly about working with color — though Anabella will do a brief lesson on andamento and one in cutting with hammer and hardie. This is not a project class, but we will be making a lot of color samples and tests, and students are invited to work in a composition if they wish.
Fee $400.00 + $85.00 (materials fee)

 

 

 


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