Two-day  Mosaic classes for Beginners and Intermediate levels, Floral, Jeweled Mirrors, boxes, 3D Critters classes.  Saturday and Sunday in my home studio in Alpharetta.  The cost of the Basic weekend is $250, all supplies are included. I will teach everything you need to know about this exciting art form, and you will complete a wonderful piece of art.

Beginners/Intermediate

An overview of the art form and various styles of mosaic

Types of substrates and their preparation

Types of tesserae 

Tools 

Cutting techniques

Creating a design 

Adhesives

Grouting methods

Do’s and Don’ts (you will learn from my mistakes!)

Resource list

Beginners will have your choice of one of the two substrates I will provide:

10x10 wood mirror

8x8 wood panel 

Intermediates can bring a substrate from home with my approval (to make sure it will work with mosaic) or do a mirror or panel
I will supply everything you need to complete your piece while you are here.  I will also have various baubles, beads, and other goodies from my collection for sale.  Please feel free to bring anything from home that you may want to add to your piece.  

 Supplies I will provide for your use:

Wide variety of stained glass

Wide variety of glass tiles

Lots of glass blobs in many colors

Miscellaneous beads

A few interesting odds and ends from my collection

Tools, adhesives, and grout

 

Floral Class

Make your very own bouquet!  

You will bring:

-a frame with glass.  They are readily available at any store and not expensive.  Your frame size will depend somewhat on how much material you have collected to put into your arrangement. 

-old jewelry parts, beads and other odds and ends that can be made into flowers and leaves.  These are easy to find at Goodwill, thrift stores, Michaels, even Target.  Of course, there are a lot of sources on ebay and Etsy for vintage materials and beads.  Don’t be afraid to break pieces off of other things that can turn into accoutrements to your arrangement.  I’ve used shower rings, forks and spoons, plates, coasters, door knobs, whatever!  We can make flowers out of glass and tiles, too.  

I will supply:

-glass, tiles, glue, tools, and a big grab box of things for filler  
-baubles and beads for sale
-basic frames if you need one

 

Important Particulars

All classes require a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 students, first come first served. Please call me at 404-862-2244 or email me to reserve your spot and for further details. 50% deposit is required with your reservation.

Oct 14/15 Jeweled Mirrors or Quilts

Nov 4/5 3D Birds and other Critters

Dec 2/3 Mosaic Boxes

Jan 20/21 Mosaic Florals

Feb 10/11 Ladies in Hats (details coming soon)

Mar 10/11 Mosaic Shoes

Apr 7/8 Mosaic Florals

Apr 28/29 Mosaic Florals at Luna Mosaics in Orlando

June 9/10 Florals in Asheville, NC