Realism in Mosaic Using Stained Glass with Carol Shelkin
Session 25: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $400 (includes $75 materials fee)
The workshop encourages students to experience and use stained glass in Carol Shelkin’s unique, painterly fashion and understanding realism in mosaic art. Students will be introduced to the tones, gradations, many colors and values of stained glass. We will learn how to nip stained glass using wheeled nippers, cut and learn how to “paint with glass” creating a realistic mosaic still life or landscape for interior display. In this workshop, students use traditional and non-traditional mosaic andamento of their choosing and fine art techniques that will be taught to understand structure, planes in art, value and types of shadows. There will be lessons on shading, color and understanding how to apply these techniques to any mosaic style. Mosaic is unique to all students and my goal is to help each student develop and find their own style. There will be professional artist tricks taught. Please bring questions! Photographic models will be provided. Other subjects will include composition, presenting artwork to gallery owners, exhibitions, building a resume, pricing, shipping, framing – or not framing, photographing your mosaic art and much more. The lessons taught and instruction given will last the student long after the class is over. Remember, no question will be left unanswered.
Carol Shelkin is a full-time visual artist, instructor and mentor of contemporary fine-art mosaic. She is continuing to develop her original works, unique style and teaching attributes. Her studies include the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Studio Arte del Mosaico, Italy where she developed her painting, ceramic and mosaic methods. Her eclectic approach to surface design – placing glass where a painter would place paint – is the perfect marriage of these two loves. Carol teaches and shows her work worldwide. Her creations are described as “painting with glass” and appear in many collections, exhibitions and galleries where they have received special recognition and awards. As a world traveler, she also offers MOSAIC ART RETREATS & TOURS in Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Morocco, Ireland and France encouraging her students with gentle direction to improve their personal style. Carol is a founding member and former president of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia. carolshelkinmosaics.com