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Cathleen Newsham
Creating Architectural Mosaics
Mosaic Oasis Studio
March 25 & 26, 2017

If you love mosaics and are ready to tackle installations but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you! Taking on an architectural mosaic project can be a scary prospect! In this two day workshop, Cathleen Newsham, founder of Modern Mosaic Arts, will try to calm your nerves by showing you her tried and true techniques and sharing her experiences from 17 years of architectural mosaic creation. Detailing the initial process of pricing, presenting and designing, as well as sourcing, fabrication and installing, she will reveal her secrets to a successful mosaic installation. You will get an inside look at how a mural is made and how to turn your love of mosaic into a business that can be profitable and fun!

Cost: $400 plus a $10 supply fee
$25 discount for New England Mosaic Society members

Included at no charge is a special presentation of:
New York City’s Underground Art Museum

Saturday March 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mosaic Oasis Studio

Cathleen Newsham will give a talk and slide presentation on the mosaics of the New York City Subway system. She will feature the mosaics that have influenced her own work and detail a specific residential installation she completed after studying these subway mosaics. Included will be the new 2nd Ave Line mosaics which includes work by Chuck Close and Vik Muniz.

“I have taken an Architectural Mosaic workshop with Cathleen Newsham over the past weekend, through Mosaic Oasis in Arlington MA. Cathleen provided a wealth of practical, applied knowledge from how to price out a potential job, to seeking out clientele, to mosaic installation that is durable in the New England climate. I feel very equipped to take on an architectural installation job since taking the workshop. Thank you, Cathleen!”
Cassie Doyon

“I really enjoyed meeting you and taking your class this past weekend. I learned great tips that are relevant to my current project. Thank you for your advice on my installation!”
Michael J. Ferreira

United States
(781) 316-1667
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