Mosaic Workshops

Beginner Mosaic Information on the Following Workshops

Prerequisites: Cutting & Pattern Workshops only if specific shapes wanted

Four workshops dealing with four different techniques are offered. Each one listed below. No artistic ability required!!! A random mosaic style glass art is encouraged, as opposed to making a “stained glass window” in cement. It is way more fun and a lot more forgiving. Both will be covered, (freeform and controlled. Take a course and go home and create with your family! All methods are great for kids, a wee bit messy, but worth it for sure, as it will be very entertaining.

Mosaic Direct to Glass Workshop

Class Cost: $275 + taxes
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 to 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Day 2 Grouting: Sunday: 12:00 to 2:00 ish
Supplies & tool use are included

In this course, the student will create mosaics directly on to glass using a wonderful product to cre-ate a window. Quick gratification and way fun! Easier than stained glass. Mosaic on to glass allows the light to transmit through, so you gain more enjoyment with the play of light. Unfortunately, the supplies cost more on this one, as I make framed glass complete with hooks, so you can hang it up when finished. Great art work inside or out. Other substrates will be discussed. A “stick-on” method product will be shown as well. How about a great free-form design to hang on your walls? In a tree? Or on a fence? Could be just the thing to brighten up a drab or dark area or an old patio table!

Mosaic Direct to Mesh Workshop

Class Cost: $275 + taxes
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Day 2 Mortaring: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 ish
Day 3 Grouting: Monday: 7:00 pm to 9:00 ish
Supplies & tool use are included

A wonderful way to add mosaics to more delicate substrates or to walls, cupboard doors, or floors! You will learn how to make the mesh to fit a certain size or shape, then you will create your beautiful mosaic glass art! Opaque glass & mirror will be used as you do not want to see through. This workshop also costs more for supplies & takes a bit more time. The “stick-on” method will also be shown. Inside or out – a great way to add artwork! So fun and gorgeous too!

Mosaic Mold Method Workshop

Class Cost: $240 + taxes
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 ish
Day 2 : Tuesday: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Supplies & tool use are included

What fun! You will create your own 8” x 8” x 1 ½” mosaic stepping stone with your own artistic flair. You learn how to select glass with the idea in mind that light reflects off the glass and not through. We will discuss different sizes, different applications, topping mix, “dry mix”, fiber reforce, rebar, proper installation, curing times, sealing, additives, colorants, winter storage if needed, and the care & maintenance of mosaic stones. Lots of info. Two classes needed for cement to set before releasing from mold. You can be on your way to making benches, garden accents, table tops, borders, welcome signs and glass accent tiles for kitchen or bathroom!

Mosaic Direct Method Workshop

Class Cost: $240 + taxes
Day 1: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 ish
Day 2 Grouting : Monday: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Supplies & tool use are included

In this workshop you will create mosaic on to a brick to create a fancy doorstop or to hold open a gate outside (that’s where mine is!) This is a more “traditional” method and will be used instead of the “new” one. This is more usable everywhere, as it works on different shapes. Different adherents will be discussed as well as using mixed mediums. Grouting a bit trickier! When you start thinking and looking around your home and garden, the ideas just keep coming. Old plant pots, old trays, bottles, bird baths, driftwood – the list goes on and the fun and satisfaction do too!