I have taught a total of 26 unique mosaic classes since 1994. My goal is offer each one in it's written tutorial form, excluding the ones I have videotaped. Since my current location does not have the facility to videotape I will offer the written tutorials which includes photos. This means less work and a huge savings to you.
ESSENTIAL SMALTI Video Course available now: Learn the basics of working with the most desired mosaic element in the world! I demonstrate how to safely cut both Mexican & Italian smalti with a variety of tools including hammer and hardi, wheeled glass cutters. and Starrett cutters. Join me in my former home studio and let me show you how to create over 8 different shapes and sizes that create texture, shadows and interest. You will also learn the basics of Andamento (flow) and how it can create visual comfort and avoid chaos in your work. We will use all of our cuts to create a 'sample board' of cuts for your future work.
For beginner’s and experienced
EMBEDDED MEMORIES Coming soon: The first time I saw a memory jar was 1994 and I almost fainted! It was enchanting, romantic and fascinating and I set out to find exactly the right medium to re-create it. You will learn the historical origins of encrusting jugs, grave markers, bottles and totems with everyday objects like nails, keys, thimbles, jewelry and a variety of other embellishments. From early Bokongo totems to turn-of-the-century kitchy 'trash art' you will also learn how to create an amazing one-of-a-kind piece using an amazing and inexpensive putty-like substance to embed your memorabilia without needing to grout. SO FUN! For beginner’s and experienced
SEASIDE TREASURE MOSAIC Coming Soon: I love the simplicity of using seashells, beach glass and millefiori to create a beautiful mirror frame or wall hanging. So easy to do - almost no cutting! You will learn how to design your mosaic using the principles of composition, balance and Andamento, making this easy and inexpensive project look sophisticated and expensive! For beginner’s and experienced
More to Come Soon: Mosaic Portraiture & Tonal Values in Mosaic, Shadows & Shading, Abstract Mosaics, The Elements of Mosaic (for beginners), Thin-set for outdoor mosaic, mosaic bench, and so many more.
Are you a Mosaic Teacher? Ask about an inexpensive license to reprint tutorials to use in your own classes!! Email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.