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Mosaic Workshops and Events

 

Every year, we bring in visiting artists to run unique workshops.

Beware of Fish by Jane

Beware of Fish by Jane

Lauren- finished

Lauren- finished

Teacup by Lauren

Color Freedom Pears

Color Freedom Pears

Pears by Lori!

Lauren- finished

Lauren- finished

Coffee Cup by Lauren, Color Freedom Class!

Apple by Karen

Apple by Karen

Playing with Shadow and Light with Dianne Sonnenberg

Apple by Linda

Apple by Linda

Playing with Color and Light with Dianne Sonnenberg

Mosaic mandala by Dee

DSMandala

DSMandala

Mandala Mosaic by Dianne Sonnenberg - coming in October

amymarks

amymarks

My Sis by Angel done in Gila's Class

My Sis by Angel done in Gila's Class

Puppy Love by Heidi

Puppy Love by Heidi

Quick Release Class

Quick Release Class

The Bouncing Ball by Kim

Quick Release Class

Quick Release Class

A triptych by Alissa

Portraite by Gila

Portraite by Gila

In the Garden

In the Garden

In the Garden by Laura Rendlen

my gaeden's Wisteria

my gaeden's Wisteria

The Wisteria Garden by Laura Rendlen

Refining Your Mosaic Imagery Class

Refining Your Mosaic Imagery Class

Class with Lisa Houck

Class with Lisa Houck

My Lollipop Tree at Sunset

My Lollipop Tree at Sunset

Made by Linda

Splotch

Splotch

Made by Linda

Wake Up

Wake Up

Mosaic Fusions Made by Sou in Martin Cheeks class - coming in May

Baxter

Baxter

Smalti, Millefiore & Fused Glass

Smalti, Millefiore & Fused Glass

Mosaics with Martin Cheek

Color in Mosaic, the Spilimbergo Way, with Vera Belikova

DATES: Sept 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2024
TIME: 9 am to 5 pm, with a 1 hour lunch break.

COST: $850, $825 for NEMS members

 

SKILLS TO LEARN:  

Introduction into color theory for mosaics.

  • Analysis of color mixes in three similar mosaics created especially for the course.

  • Mosaic glossary (e.g. andamenti, tessera, interstice).

  • Practical introduction in cutting smalti with a hammer and hardie.

  • Analysis of Roman, Byzantine and contemporary andamenti.

  • Focus on the use of thin set as a tool to create a vibrant, irregular surface.

  • The use of unique smalti imported straight from the Italian furnaces of Donà Spilimbergo and Smalti Mosaico Morassutti.

  • Printed handouts with all the key information.

Take a deep dive into colors to advance your skills to the next level with Maestra Mosaicista Vera Belikova, a graduate of the famous Spilimbergo Mosaic School. (click on the PDF link below for Vera's bio and credentials). Develop your eye for color palettes and get results that go beyond. Participants will explore the use of color, design beautiful color mixes, and create unique abstracts with gorgeous Italian smalti.

This is a unique opportunity you won’t want to miss. It is rare to have the chance to study the Spilimbergo method, as classes are not often taught outside of Italy, nor in the English language. To have a course offered right in our own area is even rarer!  Vera is attending the SAMA conference and is able to offer her course to us at Mosaic Oasis. This course will be especially valuable to those mosaic artists who are working with contemporary or abstract motifs, want to use smalti in their work, and expand their knowledge of how to use color theory effectively as it applies to mosaic art. 

 

During the course you will learn how to turn a plain sketch into a vibrant, colorful mosaic. Participants choose from provided sketches in advance of the course, matching the complexity of a design to the level of their mosaic background. The instructor will guide you through the process of creating color in mosaic and you'll learn how to create beautiful color mixes that will help your work stand out.

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No Grout Spontaneous Mosaic Workshop, with Cathleen Newsham

 

DATES: NOV 9 & 10, 2024 (Saturday & Sunday)
TIME: 10am to 5 pm, with a 45 minute lunch break each day.

COST: $325, a $15 discount for NEMS members

 

SKILLS TO LEARN:

  • A new way to think about mosaic composition.

  • Learn to design with found objects.

  • A really great "advanced beginner" or next step after the Mosaic Taster class!

  • A great class to explore abstract art.

  • Learn to properly install hanging hardware.

Join us for this fun and relaxed class 

learning an intuitive way of creating mosaics using stone, rocks, minerals, shells, glass tile, crockery, and your own stash!

 

Cathleen Newsham, professional mosaic artist and designer, will be your instructor and guide you through the process of designing and creating your own unique abstract composition.  You will be supplied with a 12”x16” wood mosaic surface, specialty mastic to adhere your pieces to the substrate and a wealth of materials to build your mosaic.  You are also welcome to bring your own tessera for this workshop.  Hand-built whole and broken ceramics, shells, rocks or anything you have collected from the natural world will be ideal for this project and personalize your piece.  This is a great opportunity to look through your "collection" for that special something you have been saving for just the right project.

 

We will not be grouting and the workshop is designed so you will leave on Sunday with a finished mosaic. 

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Cathleen Newsham, Danbury, CT
For 25 years, Cathleen has been designing, fabricating and installing architectural mosaics.  With degrees in graphic design and fine art, she continues her creative studies with accomplished mosaic and fine artists, learning new techniques and materials, and meeting other creatives from around the world.  Between architectural and graphic design projects, you will find Cathleen traveling throughout the U.S. teaching the art and business of mosaic.  A founding member of The New England Mosaic Society, Cathleen is currently a Co-Chair of the Exhibition Committee and Webmaster.
cnewsham50@gmail.com    modernmosaicarts.com

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