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Cathleen Newsham
Creating Architectural Mosaics
Pam Stratton Mosaic Studio
Novemeber 11 & 12, 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!

See what people are saying!

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 took the class and really loved it, Cathleen is so knowledgeable about the topic and has an endless amount of experience! It was so great to be hearing about supplies, vendors and more that actually work and we can feel confident using. Thanks Cathleen, I have a meeting with the staff at the spiritual center next week about their outside mosaic and feel so much more confident about the project!”
Cheryl Cohen
“Thank you for taking the time this weekend to share all you have learned about large mosaic installations. I feel inspired and it was all very helpful to me. And thank you for the amazing notebook chocked full of so much great info!”
Carol Krentzman
“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

“I definitely enjoyed the workshop and was impressed with your ability to turn your passion into a viable career for yourself. More specifically, it clearly takes a lot of thought and organization to put together a workshop that is more than just a showcase of your work, but that thoroughly answers the practical questions that up and coming mosaic artists struggle with. You hardly missed a thing. As evidenced by the comments of attendees leaving the workshop, you gave many of us more confidence to pursue both personal and professional projects.”
Kristie Nagpal

“I’ve been feeling grateful all week that I was able to participate in the Architectural Mosaics workshop. You’re a great teacher. I didn’t expect to gain as much as I did in terms of practical methods and better understanding of materials. I got all my supplies yesterday, and will be using it with my fifth graders for our outdoor project!”
Jess Regelson
Saturday November 11, 2017 from 10-5 & Sunday November 12, 2017 from 10-4

Cost: $400 plus a $10 supply fee

$25 discount for New England Mosaic Society members

Where: Pam Stratton Mosaics

16A Prospect Street Rockport, Ma 01966

To sign up contact me here

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For information about Cathleen and more examples of her work, see her company website:

United States
(978) 546-7582
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