Mosaic Classes

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Mosaic master artist Frederic Lecut poses with students at the end of the Opus Pixellatum class he taught at the Mosaic Art Supply warehouse in March 2017.

Mosaic classes are listed here by geographic area with links to the artists and organizations offering the classes.

Mosaic Art Supply, LLC, makes no recommendation or guarantee for any of these classes. Looking at the instructor’s artwork can be a good way to tell if their class is for you. If you teach mosaic classes and would like to be added to this directory, please apply by sending an email to us: [email protected]

Still having trouble finding a mosaic class in your city? Visit our page for how to find mosaic classes in your local area.

Classes Within the U.S.A.

ALASKA

Terri Ann Kilborn
Arctic Mermaid Mosaics
Wasilla, AK
www.arcticmermaidmosaics.com
Arctic Mermaid Mosaics is happy to offer a Beginners Mosaic Class. The class caters to those who wish to learn the beautiful craft of Mosaic and create their own works of art, whether it be a small picture to a wall! The class is very informative in all areas dealing with inside projects to outdoor projects. Lots of information is given verbally and on “How too” sheets in your booklet you receive from the class. We supply everything you need to make your first project here in class. More information on class times and days available on the website.

ARKANSAS

Alice Frank
Mosaic Maddness
Hot Springs, AR
[email protected]
Mosaic Maddess offers classes throughout the state of Arkansas in conjunction with Spread Your Wings Mosaics. These “Mobile Madness” classes can be ongoing (weekly or monthly), or a one-time project. Classes are tailored to the participants, and range in difficulty accordingly. 501-321-1110

CALIFORNIA

Kim Emerson
San Diego Mosaic School
San Diego, CA
www.kimemersonmosaics.com
The mission at the San Diego Mosaic School is to educate and inspire everyone about the medium of mosaics as a fine art. Every level of mosaic experience is welcome. All you need is a passion for color, texture, an openness for creativity, and originality. We focus on cutting, placement of “tesserae”, compositional design, and comparing ancient Roman mosaics to the contemporary while using many different types of beautiful materials. We are located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego, California, USA.
Katherine England
Katherine’s Studio
Orange County, CA
www.katherineengland.com
Katherine has classes for beginners and more advanced students covering basic mosaic techniques, mosaic garden sculptures, soldering stained glass, and fused glass. She also offers drawing and painting instruction.
Dmitry Grudsky
Dmitry Mosaics
Newark, CA
www.dmitrymosaics.com
Dmitry teaches classes in ceramics, watercolor, collage and mosaics to both adult and youth students. He also leads various mosaic-building projects for students at local schools.
Nancy Howells
Painted Chair Studio
Santa Cruz, CA
www.paintedchairstudio.com
Nancy has been teaching mosaics at her studio in Santa Cruz, Ca for the past 20 years. She offers a variety of mosaic classes that include working in tiles, plates, ceramics, stained and fused glass. They are designed not only for beginners but also mastering more complicated sculptural projects. Nancy also makes a line of ceramic pieces that can be included in the mosaic projects. The large indoor studio and garden provide a relaxing and creative space, just a few blocks from the beaches in Santa Cruz.
Love Apple Farms
Love Apple Farms Gardening and Cooking Educational Center
Santa Cruz, CA
www.growbetterveggies.com
The Love Apple Farms Educational Center offers classes for making a pique assiette garden stepping stone from your own broken china, crockery, tile, etc. Advance registration is required. Classes are held rain or shine.
Michael Kruzich
Michael Kruzich
San Francisco, CA
www.mkmosaics.com
Mosaics are making a comeback as artists all over the world are rediscovering ancient techniques and stretching those to new and modern expressions. I invite you to explore this timeless art-form by studying classical principles and techniques handed down through the centuries by mosaic masters. From these ancient core techniques the student/artist develops a solid, yet ever-expanding knowledge from which to move forward into more contemporary applications if they choose. I hope to welcome you to one of my classes or workshops in this marvelous and meticulous art-form.
Tami Macala
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art
Santa Barbara, CA
www.santabarbaraschoolofmosaicart.com
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art was founded in 2009 by mosaic artist Tami Macala. Tami has over 15 years experience as a professional mosaic artist and shares her knowledge and expertise with every workshop. SBSMA is located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, and hosts many talented artists from all over the world as guest instructors. SBSMA offers weekend workshops in a variety of mosaic art styles.
Laura Morales
Santa Clara, CA
www.mosaichearts.com
Laura offers a variety of mosaic classes teaching different styles of mosaic art. Classes are project-oriented and hands-on. Group classes are also offered at different skill levels.
Fred and Donnell Pasion
Passiflora Mosaics
Grover Beach, CA
www.passifloramosaics.com
Since 2004 Fred and Donnell Pasion have taught hundreds of hands-on workshops, introducing thousands to mosaic art and concrete styrofoam sculpture. Whichever workshop you choose, you will discover why these weekend workshops held in their spacious studio have become so popular! Ideal for all skill levels from first-timers to seasoned hobbyists and professionals who want to refine their skills. Choose a project and you will be guided through the mosaic-making process from start to finish.
Laurel Skye
Laurel Skye
Arcata, CA
www.laurelskye.com
Classes range from Beginning Basic Mosaics to Intermediate, covering Direct and Indirect mosaics, Millefiori Italian Mirrors, assemblage art and soldering shrines and retablos, mosaicing glass to glass on bottles, light switch covers, Tempered shattered glass and collage, stepping stones, barstools and mosaic shoes. Classes range from 1/2 to 2 days. Students are invited to bring food for a pot luck lunch.
Karen Stilton
Mosaic Morphosis
Woodland Hills, CA
www.mosaicmorphosis.com
Karen Silton is a SAMA member at the Professional level and a professional ceramic tile and mosaic artist for 15 years. She offers high quality mosaic classes for children and adults from beginner through advanced levels in a very supportive environment. A large variety of materials including handmade ceramics, glass fusions, mirror, smalti, gold, vitreous glass and millefiori are available as well. Individual interests encouraged. Classes are small. Private instruction available also.

COLORADO

Lily Russo
Lily Russo
Durango, CO
lilymosaics.com
Lily Russo is a mosaic artist with over 12 years experience. She offers beginner through advanced classes on stained glass and tile mosaics in Durango, Colorado and Tepoztlan, Mexico.

CONNECTICUT

Cynthia Fisher
Cynthia Fisher
Charlemont, MA
www.bigbangmosaics.com
I teach the basics of the indirect method with vitreous glass. I love to teach and am eager to help others discover the pleasures of working in mosaic. Beginners to advanced, classes and one-on-one workshops. I teach at various art centers in New England, including the Worcester Art Museum, MA, Snow Farm Craft Center, MA, Brookfield Craft Center, CT and in my studio in Charlemont, MA.

FLORIDA

MIY Ceramics
MIY Ceramics
Hollywood, FL
miyceramics.com
MIY Ceramics offers classes in mosaic, pottery, glass fusing, and painting. Craft parties and children’s classes are available.
Laure Norton
Beach Life Mosaics
Jacksonville, FL
www.beachlifemosaics.com
Mosaic artist Laure Norton offers a variety of instructional formats including private mosaic parties and children’s classes.
Michele Petno
Mozaic Arts Inc.
Orlando, FL
www.mozaicarts.com
On-line classes including Beginner’s, Mosaic Portraiture & Color Theory and Tonal Values and Abstract Mosaic Techniques. Mozaic Arts also sells mosaic fine art – see our Gallery page.
Heather Richardson
Safety Harbor Art and Music Center
Safety Harbor, FL
www.safetyharborartandmusiccenter.com
Create your own mosaic panel with mosaic artist Heather Richardson in this day-long workshop that will give a crash course to newbies and teach seasoned mosaic artists a few new tricks. All materials included, please bring safety glasses/goggles and rubber gloves. Private classes or private smaller group classes are available please contact Heather for more information [email protected] or call 727-424-2576
Susanne Vernon
Susanne Vernon Mosaics
Gulfport, FL
www.susannevernon.com
Susanne Vernon Mosaics offers project based mosaic classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Projects vary as do material, so please check the classes page on our website for current workshops. Children’s classes and individual instruction are also available.

GEORGIA

Callanwolde
Callanwolde
Atlanta, GA
www.callanwolde.org
This organization has offered mosaic classes in the past, and may still offer them from time to time.
Spruill Arts Center
Spruill Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
www.spruillarts.org
This organization has offered mosaic classes in the past, and may still offer them from time to time.

HAWAII

Uncle Ian
Uncle Ian’s Hawai’i
Orchiland, HI
www.uncleianshawaii.com
Once a month Ian offers a 1-week mosaic retreat class that includes both mosaic art and hiking exploration of the Big Island. This includes traditional mosaic, free-flow mosaic, and natural adventure outing, to make a unique eco experience.

ILLINOIS

The Chicago Mosaic School
The Chicago Mosaic School
Chicago, IL
www.chicagomosaicschool.com
Providing an arts education and fostering the creation of Mosaic Art using both ancient and contemporary techniques.

LOUISIANA

Laurel True
True Mosaics Studio
New Orleans, LA
www.truemosaics.com
Laurel True teaches mosaic classes for all levels at the New Orleans School of Art and Craft.

MASSACHUSETTS

Jim Bowen
Cape Cod Mosaic Workshops at Highfield Hall
Falmouth, MA
www.capecodmosaicworkshops.com
Cape Cod Mosaic Workshops at Highfield Hall is a national mosaic school concentrating on mosaic as fine art. Our location is a gloriously restored mansion on beautiful Cape Cod. Workshops are held throughout the year featuring well known visiting artists and in house instruction by mosaic artist and teacher Jim Bowen. Visit our web site for details.
Cheryl Cohen
Cheryl Cohen Mosaics Art Center
Holliston, MA
www.cherylcohenmosaics.com
Cheryl Cohen Mosaics, for beginners and master artists alike, is a combination of great art, expert instruction and a fun and supportive community. Our 800+ square foot studio a mosaic artist’s dream, filled to the brim with plates to smash, stained glass to cut, and charms, beads, costume jewelry, shells, rocks and more, to create something small like coasters or picture frames for your home, or a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Multiple weekly classes are available for adults and children.
Cynthia Fisher
Big Bang Mosaics
Charlemont, MA
www.bigbangmosaics.com
I teach the basics of the indirect method with vitreous glass. I love to teach and am eager to help others discover the pleasures of working in mosaic. Beginners to advanced, classes and one-on-one workshops. I teach at various art centers in New England, including the Worcester Art Museum, MA, Snow Farm Craft Center, MA, Brookfield Craft Center, CT and in my studio in Charlemont, MA.
Caren Fishman
Caren Zane Fishman Workshops
Allston, MA
carenzanefishman.com
Students learn about the process of creating mosaics; from the use of color and placement of tile to composition, and technical aspects of grouting and completing the piece. Students will learn while doing, through demonstrations and lots of hands on time.
Bette Ann Libby
Bette Ann Libby Mosaics and Ceramic Sculpture
Chestnut Hill, MA
betteannlibby.com
Bette Ann gives classes around 6 times a year with a focus on ceramic shard mosaics and sculpture. [email protected] 617-327-5171
Suzanne Baratta Owayda
Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply
Arlington, MA
www.mosaicoasis.com
On-going introductory classes (5 different sessions per week) that will prepare students to start their own project in a bright and cheerful studio. Also offers more involved workshops.

MICHIGAN

Adam Begley
Adam Begley Mosaic Design at the Grand Traverse Art Center
Traverse City, MI
www.adambegleymosaics.com
This basic instructional workshop offers the beginner a solid foundation in the materials and methods necessary for doing traditional mosaic artwork. Please call or e-mail as we always arrange courses on a personal basis.

MINNESOTA

Sheryl Tourila
Sheryl Tourila Artist
Minneapolis, MN
www.sheryltuorila.com
Small classes ensure a relaxed, fun, no pressure atmosphere for students to explore and develop their own individual creativity. A complete overview of mosaics including hands-on experience as students create one-of-a-kind custom wall panels. Explore the wide variety of mosaic materials in this class: ceramic tile, stained glass, china, and found objects. Introduction to adhesives, sources for materials and substrates. All materials included but students are encouraged to bring treasures of their own. Work outside of class may be necessary.
Mercury Mosaics
Minneapolis, MN
www.mercurymosaics.com
Mercury Mosaics is a Handmade Tile Company in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. During a fun three hour class in their studio you will first get a tour to see how the tile is handmade right there. Then you will learn the three basic elements of mosaic art: cutting, gluing and grouting. Drawing on the studio’s colorful tiles students create a 10”x10” mirror, an 8”x15” wall panel or a 10” circular trivet. The class instructors are with you each step of the way so that you come away from the class with something you will be proud to display in your home. All materials are included and you will take home grout to complete this final step at home. Contact Nikki with any questions or register on their website.

MISSOURI

Laura Rendlen
Kansas City Mosaics
925 West 17th St.
Kansas City MO
www.KansasCityMosaics.com
3 Hour Basic Mosaics
This class is aimed at playing with the materials, learning the tools and adhesives. The first step in finding out that this is the most addictive art form ever.
Monthly 2nd and 4th Saturdays

MONTANA

Patty Franklin
Patty Franklin Mosaics
Hamilton, Montana
www.pattyfranklinmosaics.com
Patty’s highly personalized style of instruction is a great beginning to learning the basics of making a direct method, stained glass, mosaic. You will learn about the wide variety of materials and where to purchase them, the various cutting tools and how to use them, which adhesive to use for what substrates, how to design a cartoon that will translate into a mosaic, the correct way to place the glass for a beautiful flow and, you’ll receive written directions for grouting (which color and how to mix, apply, and clean up). You’ll also get the all-important dos and don’ts that Patty has accumulated over a 15 – year career in contemporary mosaic arts. This is a relaxed, fun, no pressure, hands-on 3 hour session that allows you to explore a wonderfully meditative art form. Included in the fee are all of the materials needed to do a 10” by 10” mosaic design. (Students are encouraged to bring their own treasures.)

NEW JERSEY

Eleanor
Designs by Eleanor
Towaco, NJ
www.designsbyeleanor.com
Eleanor teaches how to create a mosaic art classes for kids and adults in Towaco, New Jersey.
Wendy Erdmann
Dune Grass Mosaics
Whitehouse Station, NJ
dunegrassmosaics.com
Accepts students at all levels, from beginner to advanced. All materials provided. Students learn the art of mosaics, how to design a project, how to cut and set tile, grouting and clean-up. Each student leaves with a beautiful finished product.

NEW MEXICO

Jill Gatwood
Miraflores Mosaics
Albuquerque, NM
www.mirafloresmosaics.com
Jill teaches “Intro to Mosaic Art” through UNM Continuing Education, Harwood Art Center, Oasis and Habitat for Humanity. She also has a class coming up March 18-19, 2017 in her studio.
[email protected]

NEW YORK

Angele and Yakov Hanansen
Unicorn Art Studio, Inc.
New York, NY
www.mosaicmaster.com
Unicorn Art Studio, Inc. has been offering mosaics classes in New York City for over 15 years. Classes are for people of all ages, beginners and those with some experience. Variety of mosaic techniques are explored in full depth. A wide range of materials is available for use in class: glass, smalti, ceramic tiles, china, stone. You are welcome to visit the studio prior to signing up! No previous mosaic making experience is required in order to take a class!
Mosaic Workshop at Union Square Art Studio
Union Square Art Studio
New York, NY
www.newyorkartworld.com
Beginners and advanced students welcome. Workshops offered on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

NORTH CAROLINA

Linda Pannullo
Linda Pannullo Mosaics
Ashville, NC
www.lindapannullomosaics.com
Linda offers workshops with visiting mosaic artists of note in beautiful Ashville, NC.

OREGON

Denny Nkemontoh
Denny’s Workshop at Helvetia Farms
Hillsboro, OR
www.dennys-workshop.com
Denny offers beginning mosaic classes — including glass on glass, ceramic, and polymer clay. In addition, she periodicaly hosts special classes featuring guest instructors such as Kelley Knickerbocker and Christian Peres Gibaut. The studio sometimes offers open hours, as listed on the website.

PENNSYLVANIA

Carol Shelkin
Carol Shelkin Mosaics
Philadelphia, PA
www.carolshelkinmosaics.com
A variety of mosaic techniques and materials are explored. Carol has been teaching art for over 25 years and has fine art professional training. She offers mosaic workshops, private lessons on all levels throughout the Philadelphia area and specialty workshops nationwide and worldwide including: Canada, Costa Rica, Australia and Mexico.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Laura K. Aiken
A Mosaic Studio
Greenville, SC
www.laurakaiken.com
Laura offers basic mosaic and glass fusing workshops in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC.

TEXAS

Michele Patrick
Mosaics by Michele Studio
Houston, TX
www.mosaicsbymichele.com
Monthly basic and intermediate classes offered. Wide range of materials used, students learn basic and intermediate design, setting, cutting, grouting techniques. Tools and material provided.

VERMONT

Burlington Community Glass Studio
Burlington Community Glass Studio
Burlington, VT
www.burlingtonglass.net
We offer a variety of stained glass design and mosaic design classses. Classes vary from 15 week 3 credit college level class to 3 hour workshops. Please call or e-mail for dates and times of upcoming classes 802-324-4019.
Bette Ann Libby
Bette Ann Libby Mosaics and Ceramic Sculpture
Waitsfield, VT betteannlibby.com Bette Ann has a studio in Vermont where she gives mosaic workshops in the summer during the Vermont Festival of the Arts. [email protected] 802-496-3639

VIRGINIA

Anita Bucsay Damron
Anita Bucsay Damron Fine Art
Reston, VA
www.anitadamron.com
Anita is a prolific working artist showing at multiple galleries, and she offers mosaic classes at The Reston Community Center, The Art League School (Torpedo Factory) Madison Street Annex, and The Workhouse Art Center (Lorton).
Bonnie Fitzgerald
Maverick Mosaics
Vienna, VA
www.maverickmosaics.com
Maverick Mosaics specializes in unique learning experiences and creating beautiful art. Our educational focus is to Open Doors to your Creativity and help you Discover your Artistic Voice. We are dedicated to nurturing and expanding creative expression through the art and community of mosaic. Maverick Mosaics offers a variety of workshops and learning opportunities for all ages and skill levels, and we’re honored to host the region’s broadest schedule of acclaimed mosaic artists from around the world who share their talent and masterful techniques. We host art retreats and International travel adventures. To learn more visit www.maverickmosaics.com

WASHINGTON

Kelley Knickerbocker
Rivenworks Mosaics
Seattle, WA
www.rivenworksmosaics.com
Kelley offers multilevel classes in glass mosaic, including her signature textured glass and stacked glass techniques. Kelley also offers one-on-one instruction tailored to specific interests, from design and cutting to architectural applications. Volunteers interested in gaining experience by assisting with commissions in the studio are welcome.

WISCONSIN

The Vinery Stained Glass Studio
The Vinery Stained Glass Studio
Madison, WI
www.vineryglass.com
Learn the basics of applied mosaics. Students have the option to mosaic a flowerpot or a mirrored wall hanging. You will learn to use mosaic nippers to cut glass to create your piece, and design ideas will be discussed. Take this class, and you will soon be ready to mosaic everything in your house and garden!

Classes Outside the U.S.


CANADA

ALBERTA

Carolan Lassiter
Mama Katz Mosaics
Edmonton, AB
www.mamakatzmosaics.com
Carolan Lassiter is the Artist and Owner of Mama Katz Mosaics. Carolan offers a variety of Mosaic courses which she teaches out of her beautiful home classroom studio. Courses offered include, Mosaic Mirror,Mosaic Windows, Mosaic Plant Pot, Funky Mosaic Mirror, Mosaics and Wine Picture, and Mosaic Tables. You can find information about her course on her website www.mamakatzmosaics.com
, and on her Facebook Page Mama Katz Mosaics.


ITALY

Lucio Orsoni and Antonella Gallenda
Orsoni Smalti Veneziani
Venice, Italy
www.orsoni.com
Orsoni offers two-week thematic courses in micro-mosaic and portraiture as well as a Master in Mosaic course which is offered as either a 1 week, 2 week, or 3 day workshop. The Master course is accredited through the International Interior Design Association and a Master certificate is awarded to those who complete the 1 or 2 week course.

MEXICO

Nancy Shelby
Hacienda Mosaico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
www.haciendamosaico.com
Shelby Glass Studio of California in conjunction with Hacienda Mosaico offers a weeklong workshop for beginners and intermediate levels in wonderful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This workshop includes highly personalized instruction in a non competitive, creative atmosphere. Included in the tuition are all materials, a beautiful room and breakfast and lunch prepared by our own chef. This year Shelby is offering a Mosaic Mask Workshop: A Mixed Media Event! Contact Shelby at [email protected] for more information.
Nina Di Giovanni
Nina Di Giovanni Mosaics
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
www.ninadigiovanni.com
Offers 3-5 day workshops in contemporary, Byzantine, and Pre-Columbian mosaics. Nina is an award-winning mosaic artist and educator, Ravenna trained with over 20 years experience in contemporary and traditional mosaic. Classes are located in a beautiful historical artist’s paradise – San Miguel de Allende – a safe and welcoming place in the heart of Mexico.

NEW ZEALAND

Peter Smith
Waiohiki Art Centre
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
www.waiohikiartsvillage.com
Artist Peter Smith teaches mosaic classes at the Waiohiki Art Centre in Hawkes Bay.

UNITED KINGDOM

Liz de’Ath
Inspired Mosaics Course
Brighton and Hove, UK
inspiredmosaics.co.uk
This course offers the opportunity to work in an artists’ studio and tap into your creative self. You will leave this course with a piece of mosaic artwork that is all your own in addition to the mosaic-making skills and self-confidence to tackle further mosaic projects independently. A week long course is also offered in Spain.
Concetta Perot
Glittering Shards
London, UK
www.glitteringshards.com
Evening Workshops, weekday Mosaic Maker Drop-In’s and one-to-one classes in South London. weekly evening mosaic workshops in 7 week blocks. Each evening runs from 8-10pm at the studio of mosaic artist, Concetta Perot, in Tooting, London SW17. The course is suitable for all levels and small classes ensure lots of individual attention. During the course you can expect to make a small mosaic and gain knowledge about the variety of mosaic materials, tools, techniques, glues, suppliers, different mosaic methods and various do’s and don’ts. Concetta also runs Mosaic Maker Drop-In’s on Thursday mornings: you can come whenever you are able and take advantage of learning, resources and being exposed to the work of others for inspiration.
Davie Davidson
DRAW (Drumchapel Arts Workshop)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire & Scotland, UK
www.draw.org.uk
The class covers a brief history and styles of mosaics with step by step help planning and creating your mosaic art piece.