The members of SAMA offer a wide variety of educational options in the United States and around the world. Mosaic enthusiasts of any ability or level of experience will find something of interest. Students should contact instructors directly for up-to-date course listings.
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|Mixed Materials Portraiture|
|Katherine England Art Studio - Fullerton CA|
|January 24-26, 2020|
In this workshop, I share all I know about creating mosaic portraits using a variety of materials. You will learn to cut, shape & blend stained glass, smalti, ceramic, dishes and other materials into a cohesive portrait. I will demonstrate the usage of various hand tools and provide tips on using multiple materials in combination to bring texture & interest to your portrait.
Each participant will receive individual attention & guidance from me, while working on their chosen portrait. Understanding that individuals works at a different paces, students are not expected to finish their portrait in a 3 day workshop, though some may do so. I will discuss a plan with each student on how to complete their unfinished works at home. By the end of the workshop, students will have gained a good understanding of the process of choosing a subject, transferring a design, understanding value, laying materials of varied thicknesses, creating likeness, and much more.
Everyone is encouraged to bring some of their own unique materials (dishes, glass, found objects) to incorporate into and personalize their works.
SAMA members who are enrolled at the Professional, Corporate, or Patron levels who wish to list their classes here can enter information in the Member Portal, “Website Forms” page.