Intensive Class or like experience
This 3 day class we will explore sculptural armitage and how to create infrastructures to be mosaiced for both indoors and out! We will also work with choosing the perfect tesserae which to compliment your sculpture.
Intensive mosaic class
Art Therapy at it's best! This 5 full day course will incorporate both the direct and indirect methods of application, as well as the classical setting techniques. Extensive exploration into materials, as well as cutting techniques for smalti and marble are learned. The students will take home their projects. Often the students projects will have a market value higher that the course cost!
Introduction to Mosaics- Direct Method
This session will focus on the direct method with ceramic and porcelain tiles. This type of setting can also be used in creating picaessiette, or shard art! The theme will be mirrored images.
Level Two - Indirect Method
This session focuses on the indirect method with glass tesserae. You will learn the how to use the correct tooling for working with glass, as well as ways to obtain smooth, safe surfaces in your mosaic creations.
Miami students! -- Open studio Hours!
Prerequisiste - Introductory Class or experience in the style which you will be working. Create in a studio environment! $8.00 per hour charge for hourly studio time will cover adhesives,grout,and use of tools. Tesserae & materials must be purchased at the Academy. Workshops may also be taken during this time, with prior arrangement.
This 1 day class will focus on mosaics with ancient Roman style and a contemporary American spin! Create jewelry and small murals using smalti filati, and flameworked inclusions.
Portraiture in Mosaic
Intensive Mosaic or like experience
In this 5 day class you will learn the double indirect method, working with marble,smalti, and porcelain. Learn the intricacies of creating a portrait, and working with traditional mosaic tooling. You will accomplish portraiture of a byzantine master.
Introduction to Smalti
In this 2 day class we will let go of the mystique of working with these materials! Learning direct setting techniques while you create a two dimensional work of art!
The Business of Mosaics ~ Wall Murals
This 3-day class focuses on the business of mosaics, and the design and creation of wall installations. We will work together, hands-on creating a mural for your portfolio! You will leave with an understanding of the design, calculations, and applications of creating a wall mural.
Mosaic Design Color Theory & Cartooning
In this 2 day class we will explore how colour relates to the mosaic medium. How to get the maximum impact with limited colours. Colour Theory and line perception will be part of our study. We will also create cartoons for our future mosaic creations. $275.00
Mixed Media Fine Art Mosaics
In this 5 day class we will remove the mystique of creating with smalit and marble. Work with diverse setting techniques and other medium including paint, sand, shells,pastels to incorporate into out final projects. $675.00
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