Mosaic Workshops and Events

 

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

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

Upcoming Workshops
Visiting Artists
Dianne Sonnenberg teaching "Playing with Shadow and Light, Create Nuances and Realism in Mosaic"
This is a Mosaic Oasis exclusive class!

An On-line ZOOM class with our friends in Austin, TX

This is an on-line and work at home class. Three Monday nights June 14, 21, and 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time

If you need the materials shipped to you, you must sign up by Friday, June 4th!

This class is now closed to our of area students. 

Dianne will lead this class to teach the nuances of using smalti and realism in mosaic.

To create the look and feel of a 3D object on a 2D surface in mosaic requires an understanding of how to work with color, andamento, shadow, and light. Join us in this 3 session class on Zoom where we explore these challenges as we create an 8x8” ungrouted mosaic using an apple as our theme. 

 

You will work with a range of colored smalti glass (Mexican and Italian) for the apple, using weldbond or thin set as your adhesive. Participants will learn many useful techniques in this class, including creating beautiful gradients, how to use andamento most effectively, cutting smalti using mosaic nippers, learning how light and shadow work to create your desired effect, the particularities of working with smalti, and much more.  We will discuss different options for backgrounds and how they enhance the focal point of your mosaic.

About Dianne ..........

Dianne Sonnenberg is an internationally-recognized artist born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, based in Austin, Texas. She has been a part of the global mosaic community for over 17 years, and is an enthusiastic and sought-after instructor across the US and Canada. Helping others to discover the joy of creativity and personal expression through teaching the art of mosaic generates rewarding results for all, and begins many inspirational individual journeys. As a member of a First Nations tribe in Canada, she expresses herself on both personal and community levels with her art and teaching.

 

Dianne’s mosaics and sculptural works have won numerous awards, including Best Architectural Mosaic at the 2010 Mosaic Arts International Exhibit in Chicago, IL. She has participated in the prestigious Clauiano Mosaic Symposium in Clauiano, Italy as one of 9 international artists, and more recently, a pandemic-inspired Virtual Symposium sponsored by Sardinia Contemporary Mosaic & Art, Ploaghe.  Dianne was the 2019 recipient of the Robin Brett Scholarship Award given by SAMA and her mosaics are regularly included in SAMA’s Mosaic Arts International juried exhibition.  Upcoming projects include a triptych mural for a hospital in Houston, Texas, and a Public Art project for the city of Austin, Texas.

 

Dianne Sonnenberg, Artist

diannes@mac.com

512-826-3637

DianneSonnenberg.com

 

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Dianne and her SAMA 3-D mosaic

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Apple design drawn using colored pencils.

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Dianne's finished design.

This class is being offered to the Austin Mosaic Guild (many take classes with Dianne)  as well as to the New England Mosaic Society, so sign up soon, space is limited.

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