Mosaic Workshops

Mosaic and Concrete Casting Workshops with Candace Clough ( bio) on the schedule for   Spring/Summer 2020  (scroll down or click on the links for descriptions and link to sign up for workshops)

Mixed Media Mosaic  January 25, 2020

Glass on Glass Mosaic:  February 15, 2020 ( Open Studio Feb 16)

Smalti Tropical Flora and Fauna, March 21, 2020 ( Open Studio March 22)

Picassiette: Mosaic with Plate Shards, Animal Portraits: April 25, 2020 ( Open Studio April 26)

Cement Spheres and Enthusiasm Mural Phase Three: May 23, 2020-May 25, 2020

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Smalti Workshop: Tropical Flora and Fauna! April 25

w/ Candace Clough.  Our first Smalti Workshop here at the studio! Learn to facet chunks of amazing traditional Italian glass in the Spilimbergo style. Participants will work on an 8×8″ base.  Colorful and close-up images are best. A  single flower, tropical fish or bird are suggested. After signing up, please send a photo of the image you would like to work on so that we can crop and print it to the correct size to use as a guide.  $80 for the full day workshop plus a $40 supply fee ( Smalti is imported and considerably more costly than other glass).  Sign up here

Open Studio following day: April 26 $20/full day, $10/half day

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detail.  (artist: Brier Clough)

Mixed Media Mosaic Workshop: January 25, 2020 

 With Candace Clough. This is a groutless mixed media mosaic project, pieces are adhered to the surface as you go and so no need to wait to grout a day later. All manner of pieces can be included such as beads, glass, tile, jewelry, buttons, watch parts etc etc etc. This workshop is designed around each participant making a framed mirror approx 14″ x 11″ Cost $80 all included  Contact or Register here.

Open Studio following day:  $20/full day, $10/half day

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 Animal Portraiture in Mosaic: October 19, 2019  Next Class TBD

In this workshop Candace will walk you through translating an image of your pet or other animal into mosaic. Please bring a photo or colored drawing for reference. All supplies are included. 9:30-4 pm.  cost $80.

( Extra studio time for all mosaic students from any of Candace’s classes – $20 full day/ $10 half day)

Register here.   Send a check ( contact) or Make a Paypal payment here.

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Glass on Glass:  February 15, 2020

Glass on Glass Mosaic with Candace Clough. Using colored art glass, translucent beads, and marbles, each participant will design and make a GOG ( glass on glass) mosaic. Enjoy the translucent glow of stained glass without the concern and expense of lead solder. Learn to cut glass and create beauty easily, with light and color. A clear panel of glass in a frame will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore the theme.  Cost $80. Includes all supplies. Register here.

Open studio following day: February 16,  $20 full day/ $10 half day

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House Numbers in Mosaic:New date and time tbd  

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We’re making Functional Art! Spruce up your home with a beautiful mosaic of your house numbers. Or make one to give as a gift. It can be as simple or complex as you want. Mosaic just the numbers or design and add some decoration. With Candace Clough $80 all supplies included. Register here

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Picassiette: Animal Portraits April 25

Pique assiette, or picassiette, is french for “stolen from plate”. In this workshop with Candace Clough, students will be working with all manner of broken china, pottery, glass figurines- (start visiting thrift stores now!) There will be lots to choose from here, or you can bring your own. Candace will provide lots of photos and will walk each student through drawing and designing their own unique mosaic. This is fast becoming a favorite workshop!  The class fee is $80. Sign up here.

Open studio April 26, 2020 ( $10 per half day/$20 full day)

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Cement Spheres Project: Date and Time TBD

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Polymer Clay and Tempered Glass : (new date coming soon)

Learn the technique for making polymer clay tiles and then incorporate tempered glass in a mosaic project with a mirror as a central feature. Participants will use stamps, gold foil and embedded beads to make their own unique tesserae to combine with glass and other pieces of jewelry.  Register here. $20 deposit requested. Paypal payment here. Or send a check here.

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MicroMosaics: ( new date tbd)

swinnen   With Candace Clough. Each student should be able to make two of these Micromosaics, one for yourself and make one for a gift! ( or make two for yourself :D) Micromosaic is a traditional method employing thin noodles of stretched glass called filato which translates into “yarn”. Workshop participants will be setting small clippings of both filato and millifiori to make their own amazing designed pendants. $75, all materials included. Sign up here.

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Groutless Mosaic Christmas Tree Decoration ( date tbd)

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Bring your own bling or let Candace provide you with many to choose from.  This technique allows you to adhere the pieces and finish each section as you go ( no waiting to grout) and because it is a dry process, fabric and other unique pieces can be used to a wonderful effect.  The class project for this workshop will be a small 3-d standing christmas tree, just in time for the holidays.  All supplies provided. Cost $75  Register here.

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4 thoughts on “Mosaic Workshops

    • Hi Susan- The workshop “Polymer Clay and Mirror Project” on Sept 24 is a mixed media workshop. You have the option to add polymer tiles and mirror to your piece, or not. All media- including tiles, glass, beads, objects, etc will be available so that might be a good option for you!

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