Classes


Registration and payment policy:

50% deposit is required to hold your space in the class or workshop.
Balance due 30 days before class or workshop date.
Full Refund – 30 days prior to the class or workshop minus a $50 processing fee.
Full Refund if class or workshop is canceled.
No Refunds – within 30 days of the class or workshop unless we can fill your space minus a $50 processing fee.
 No Refunds – within 14 days of the class or workshop.
 

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

Magic Carpet Mosaic with David Jarvinen
June 6th & 7th
Saturday 10a-2p and Sunday 10a-5p

Fee $275.00 + $35.00 materials fee

On the first day of this engaging workshop you will learn how to create an undulated base that will be the substrate for our Magic Carpet. You will then work to gather materials and stage for the following day. If time allows we will work on fringe and minor elements. Day two you will embark on the lessons of the Organic Abstract methods, adapting the methods to our design. You will have the option to create free form or design patterns. No experience is necessary, all we ask is you come with a creative spirit. You will have the option to use Smalti, Wire, Beads, Findings and other items to convey texture & interest and adhere in an embedded method of installation…no grouting! 

Mosaic Installation Techniques: Fabricating Mosaic on Fiberglass Mesh with Jennifer Kuhns
Postponed till Fall 2020. Stay tuned for dates and to register.

This 2-day workshop will cover the direct-method-on-mesh technique for creating mosaic on a horizontal surface that can then be transferred to another location for installation. Students will create a small glass tile mosaic on mesh during the first day, and will pre-grout, then transfer their project to a substrate on the second day. A lecture and slideshow will outline modifications to the technique to mitigate various circumstances, including face-taping and using tile substrates.

This workshop is for mosaic artists at any level interested in learning how to create their mosaic over a design template, then installing it onto another surface. 

Advantages of the fiberglass mesh method:

  • The mosaic can be prepared in your studio and then transported to the site for quick installation.
  • It’s essential for areas that are vertical or difficult to access.  
  • Multiple individuals can work on the same mosaic.
  • You can make your mosaic and then cut your substrate to fit.
  • You can work directly over a design, including photographs, precisely reproducing images in mosaic without mapping or transferring to the substrate.
  • Making adjustments to your mosaic before installing is much easier than when it is glued directly to the final location.
  • Pre-grouting mitigates mortar filling the interstices during installation.

Students may bring their own 8” x 8” designs and glass cutting tools, but all materials will be provided, including recycled glass tile, mesh, thinset, substrate and use of necessary tools.
Fee $275 + $30 materials fee