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...interactive hands on experiences; workshops are Generally project and/or technique centered with QUALITY supplies....whether it is glass mosaic tiles, ceramic mosaic tiles, or a combination of mosaic supplies  you are sure to learn something new!......join us in a workshop soon!...

Refund policy:
*for purchases from this page-
50% refund up to 10 days prior to workshop date... 

**for purchases from other venues-
the host venues'  refund  policy applies...

 
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no link means some details need to be determined, but you are welcome to inquire about them...Please email questions


september
09/3...intermediate/advanced...phx center for the arts...8 weeks...6p-9p
09/4...ceramic & glass mosaics...Phx center for the arts...8 weeks 9a-12p
9/13...welcome plaque or house number...mosaic guys @ Harlow gardens...Tucson
9/14...16"  stepstone...mosaic guys @ Harlow gardens...Tucson
09/19...abstract mosaic STUDY...MG GUEST INSTRUCTOR SERIES...Santa theresa...Tucson
09/20 & 21...Laura Rendlen...Building a Landscape w/texture & light...va series...tucson
09/27 & 28...laura rendlen-building a landscape w/texture & light...Phoenix...
Sold Out
09/2014...studio 4u...mg studios...phoenix...by appt..SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY


october
10/7 & 8...tree of life...Mosaic guys @ desert botanical gardens...phoenix...2 days
10/11...3d Mosaic aloe...mosaic guys @ Harlow Gardens...tucson
10/12...funky iron mirror...mosaic guys @ harlow gardens...tucson...
Sold Out
10/18...Sundial Mosaic...mosaic guys @ southwest gardener...phoenix
10/24...dia de los muertos cross ..MG guest instructor series...Santa theresa...tucson
10/25 & 26...tree of life...mixed media mosaic...mosaic guys @  sttw...tucson...2 days
10/2014...sTUDIO 4u...MG STUDIOS...PHOENIX...SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY


november
11/1...welcome or house number plaque..Mosaic Guys @ stained glass shop...glendale
11/8...this n' that found object box...bubany's holiday marketplace...harlows...tucson
11/9...This N' that found object box...bubany's holiday marketplace...harlows...tucson
11/13-12/4...mosaic panel... phoenix center for the arts...phoenix...4 weeks 9a-12p
11/13-12/4...patterns and detail w/glass tiles...phx center for the arts...4 weeks 1:30-4:30
11/14-16...Mosaic Niche/shrine...mosaic guys @ Amber's Artistry...San Diego, CA
11/23...16" stepstone...mosaic guys @ southwest gardener...phoenix 


december
12/6...Abstract mosaic fused glass cross...Mosaic Guys @ Stained Glass Shop


Happy new year!!
2015

January
01/10...Welcome or house number Plaque..Phoenix Center for the Arts...9am-4pm
01/23...Mosaic stepping stone...phoenix center for the arts...9am-4pm


February

02/05...Mosaic Heart mosaic...phoenix center for the arts...10am-4pm
02/07 & 08...Martin Cheek-musings with fusings...Visiting Artist Series...tucson....2 days
02/14 & 15...martin cheek-musings with fusings...visiting artist series...phoenix...2 days
02/21...tbd...phoenix
02/22...tbd...harlow gardens...tucson
02/25...3d mosaic aloe sculpture...mosaic guys @ desert Botanical
2/28 & 3/1...kelley knickerbocker-Radical Dimensions in Glass...VA series...Tucson... 2 days

March
03/7 & 8...kelley knickerbocker-Radical dimensions in glass....Va series...Phoenix...2 days
3/12-14...SAMA Conference.....Philadelphia, PA 
3/20...Mosaic Wall Flower...Phoenix Center for the ARts...10am-4pm
3/21...TbD...Phoenix
3/22..TBD...tucson
3/28...TBD...tucson

3/29...tbd...santa theresa...tucson

April
04/8...TBD...circle of light...glass art show...las vegas
04/9...TBD...abstract featuring stained glass...glass art show...las vegas
04/10...TBD...Patterns and mosaics...glass art show...las vegas

May
June
july
august
september
october
november
december

Studio 4U
 
...subject to availability...
 


Create your own small group or individual  mosaic experience at the Mosaic Guys Studio! This is a  great way to make a specific project of your choosing..large or small... bring along your own
 supplies or  use ours and enjoy a 20% discount
!
Tailored to your needs
Individual base cost: $75/half day; $99/full day
......Small Groups welcome.....

Please email with your  inquiry to:
info@mosaicguys.com 


Intermediate/Advanced Mosaics
Phoenix
 



This is a great opportunity to customize your workshop and  further your
understanding and skill of mosaic tile art.....
In this 8 session class we will meet weekly to discuss  and execute techniques that are unique to your specific project. Wedi backer, adhesives, tool use, misc. supplies and instruction included. Extra costs can be a possibility based on your choice of project and materials. Come with inspirations and ideas that you would like to create. Complicated or simple, ceramic or glass or a combination of both...let us help you grow in your mosaics & art! 

When: 9/3 through 10/22
 
Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Cost:  $221/pp


Please use this link to register with PCA



Ceramic & Glass Mosaics
Phoenix
 


image for inspiration

NEW! We are at Phoenix Center for the Arts in Central Phoenix to learn the fundamentals of combing ceramic and glass tiles into a mosaic project. Spend the first few weeks creating a small sample piece. After finishing the practice piece, you will design and source materials for a mosaic of your design using your newfound skills! Some materials provided in class. 

When: 9/4 through 10/23 
Thursday mornings 9a-noon
Where: PCA- Phoenix
Cost: $287
Welcome Sign
or House Number
Tucson
 
 

Join us in this new mosaic workshop! We are back with our gardening friends at Harlow Gardens in Tucson, AZ to create our project. Utilizing glass tiles we create either a Welcome Sign or a House Number of your design on a 8"x 16" wedi board base.
Designed vertical or horizontal, either way it is sure to be a delight to create display!

When: 9/13 10a-4p
Where: Tucson- Harlow Gardens
Cost: $80/pp




16" x 16" Step Stone Mosaic
Tucson
 


We are learning to create 16"x16" Garden Stepping Stones from broken ceramic tiles in this fun workshop at Harlow Gardens in Tucson! Learn nipping and fitting techniques related to ceramic tile mosaics while working on a wonderful and functional stepstone to accent a flower bed or pathway! With the right base it could serve as a tabletop as well. All materials and supplies included during workshop. Look forward to grouting at end of day.

When: 9/14 10a-4p
Where: Tucson, AZ...Harlow Gardens
Cost: $80/pp





Abstract Panel
Tucson
 


Combining Skinny Tiles Shapes and Solids with Stained Glass achieves a result like no other when it comes to making an abstract. With a focus on color, repetition and movement, we explore cutting and application techniques while creating this wonderful 8" x 10" art panel. All inclusive of tools and materials. Come learn something new!

When: 09/19/14  11am-4pm
Where: Santa Theresa Tile Works
Cost: $75/pp

please call STTW  to check availability or to register
1-800-862-2198 


Laura Rendlen
Building Landscapes with Texture and Light 
...Visiting Artist Series...Tucson or Phoenix

 

 Tucson...a few spaces remaining...$375/pp........ Phoenix Sold Out!

Hurry, don't miss this opportunity...50% deposit...Registration closes 9/5/14
In  this mixed media workshop explore materials and texture with a myriad of materials- glass, shell, beads, tiles, stone & metals. Laura will walk us through her process for "building" a mosaic landscape. Learn layering, cutting, application-along with color, movement and special techniques that are unique to Laura's work. This workshop is $325 plus $50 materials fee. Schedule is as follows: On Friday evening (6p-9p) there is an overview of workshop and a meet and great for Artist Laura Rendlend and Workshop participants. Saturday (9:30-4:30) & Sunday(9:30-4:30) work to apply new skills and building techniques. This workshop is sure to inspire you to step up your Mosaic Game- Throughout the workshop,  individual attention and tips are provided to help with the technical aspects of mosaics and to guide the successful completion of each project. All inclusive tools and materials included during workshop times. Many unique tips and tricks to be learned for sure! 

See more of Laura's Fine Art here

 Artists Series: 50% nonrefundable deposit to secure space-
 
balance due on or before workshop date. 

*please note; if Mosaic Guys cancels all mionies refunded


When: 2 days plus meet & greet
9/19...6p-8p
9/20...9:30-4:30
 9/ 21...9:30-4:30

Where: Tucson, AZ...STTW
Cost: $187.50 deposit 




When: 2 days plus meet & greet
9/26...6p-8p
9/27...9:30-4:30
 9/ 28...9:30-4:30

Where: Glendale, AZ
...SGS...Sold Out!



3D Mosaic Aloe
Tucson
 



By special request, we hope you can join us with our friends  at Harlow Gardens to make this fantastic dimensional Aloe Sculpture. Using a copper base developed by Mosaic Guys, we will mosaic 5-7 leaves, using a variety of glass tiles of your choice, and compliment them with three custom metal flower stalks. You are asked to bring a 6" glazed pot to 'plant' your Aloe to complete the piece. Register early- space is limited. 
Materials and tools provided during class. 

When: 10/11/14 10am-4pm
Where: Harlow Gardens- Tucson
Cost: $90/pp



Funky Mosaic Mirror- Sold Out!
Tucson
 
Join us in this limited edition mosaic workshop! Using hand nipped ceramic tiles we will work to create or individual designs of choice around the border of this whimsical mirror. Suitable indoors or outdoors this is certain to make a statement wherever it is displayed. No experience 
necessary. All materials included



When: 10/12 10am-4pm
Where: Tucson...Harlow Gardens
Cost: $85/pp...Sold Out!



Sundial Mosaic
Phoenix
 


Join us at Southwest Gardener in their new location in the Newton Center in central Phoenix to create this fun and functional Sundial Mosaic with glass tiles. Utilizing a vibrant palette of colored tiles expect to learn fundamental nipping techniques related to glass tile mosaics. Overall size is 12"w x 22"h.  We will work to grout end of day. All inclusive of materials and tools during the workshop.

When:10/18/14
 Where: SWG Phoenix
Cost: $135/pp


Use this link to register with Southwest Gardener


Tree of Life
Phoenix
 



We are with the great folks at the Desert Botanical Gardens to create the popular Tree of Life Mosaic Workshop. Combining ceramic tiles and glass tiles to create a beautiful tree scene with happy handcrafted ceramic tiles you will learn nipping and cutting techniques related to each material and different application methods all while creating a wonderful piece of art! This is a great value for members and non-members alike. This is a two day workshop.

When: 10/7 & 8 
Where: DBG Phoenix
Cost: $211 General
($169 DBG member)

Use this link to register with DBG


Tree of Life
Tucson
 



Join us for a weekend of fun and learning in this dynamic mixed media workshop. Using ceramic and glass tiles along with an allowance of handcrafted tiles from Santa Theresa's Showroom you will definitely create a truly unique on-of-a-kind mosaic art panel. Includes all materials and tools during workshop.

When: 10/25 & 26...two days...9:30am-4pm
 Where: STTW- Tucson
Cost: $245/pp



Found Object Keepsake Box Mosaic
Tucson
 



Join us during the  Bubany Holiday Marketplace Event at Harlow Gardens in Tucson, AZ. During this annual event we will be hosting small intimate workshops at our booth creating this adorable keepsake box lid. When finished store your treasures in there...this would make a great gift!
Limited space in each session so register early for best options. $28/PP

When: Saturday or Sunday

11/7...10:30-12:30 

11/7...1:30-2:30
 

11/8...10:30-12:30 

11/8...1:30-2:30 



Mosaic Stepping Stone
Phoenix
 



We are back to Southwest Gardener to make this beautiful 16" x 16" stepstone for the home or garden. Could easily be adapted for a table top when paired with the right base! Using ceramic tiles expect to learn valuable tips for nipping and fitting ceramic tile mosaics.

When: 11/23/14 10a-4p
Where: SWG -Phoenix
Cost: $80/pp

Use this link to register with Southwest Gardener


 Niche Mosaic
San Diego, CA
 


...photo of a Niche in progress...what can you make!?..

Join us at Ambers Artistry in San Diego, CA to create this wonderful art piece! 
Utilizing glass, glass tile, found objects, beads, wire, ceramic, porcelain and other fun items we work to mosaic our whimsical 8"x24" x3" Niche Mosaic on Friday & Saturday. On Sunday morning we will grout if needed or use that time to wrap up loose ends.
 Expect to learn methods of working with different materials along with design and mosaic techniques that
can only come up in spontaneous workshops of this type.....
Sure to be a fun time in a relaxed atmosphere!
All creating materials, tools, adhesives & instruction necessary to
complete project included during workshop!
No additional material fees required! 

Recommended to bring a personal item or two
...not necessary but, you are welcome to bring personal materials if you would like...

50% non-refundable* deposit with balance due 11/1/14
*please note; if Mosaic Guys cancels all mionies refunded

When: 2 plus days
11/14...10a-4p
11/15...10a-4p  
11/16...10-noon

Cost: $350/pp
Where: San Diego, CA


50% deposit $175/pp

or contact Amber for questions or to register with her. 
Ambers Artistry  619-405-4635



Martin Cheek
Mosaic Musings with Fusings 
...visiting artists series...
 



...Choose either Tucson or Phoenix...$350/pp
Hurry, don't miss this opportunity...50% deposit...Registration closes 1/10/15

"Priceless instruction by the Mosaic Maestro himself"... Mr. Martin Cheek, plus 4 oz (about a postcard in size) of Martin’s glass fusions, 12”x12” or 12”x16” substrate, glue, and sufficient mosaic material to cover your substrate.  Although not necessary, additional fusions beyond 4 ounces will be available to purchase. Special fusing requests can be made in advance by emailing Martin. Check out his Facebook page and his website for inspiration. We meet on Friday evening , Saturday & Sunday.

              martincheek.co.uk

Please note: Visiting Artists Series require 50% nonrefundable deposit to secure space-
 
balance due on or before workshop date. 
*please note; if Mosaic Guys cancels all mionies refunded


When: 2 days plus meet & greet
2/6...6p-8p
 2/7...10a-4:30 (1p-2p lunch break)
 2/8 ...10a-4:30p  (1p-2p lunch break)
 Where: Tucson, AZ...STTW
Cost: 50% Deposit $175/pp



When:  2 days plus meet & greet
2/13...6p-8p
2/14...10a-4:30p (1p-2p lunch break)
2/15...10am-4:30pm (1p-2p lunch break)
 Where: Glendale, AZ ...SGS
Cost: 50% Deposit $175/pp




Kelley Knickerbocker
'Radical Dimensions in Glass' 
...Visiting Artist Series...
 


 Choose either Phoenix or Tucson...$350 + $50 materials/pp
Hurry, don't miss this opportunity...50% deposit...Registration closes 1/31/15


Fun, fast-paced combination of lecture/slideshow, cutting/setting demos, and lots of hands-on
practice, students will learn to confidently execute two "extreme sport" variations of
ungrouted glass-on-glass mosaic: 
Flat Stacking, in which differing opacities of stained glass are adhered in layers to a mirror substrate to explore the luminous light diffusion, color blending and unique 3-D background/foreground effect only layers can produce;
Edge Stacking, in which stained glass strips of diverse heights/lengths are stacked on edge to showcase the light-handling properties of the riven edge and to create dramatic dimensional contrasts with surrounding elements. In addition, we will investigate the benefits of combining glass with contrasting materials. Students will learn to cut and set an unglazed porcelain background to complement their stacked glass mosaic elements.


Students will gain understanding and proficiency by creating one to two 6” x 6” mosaics incorporating all the techniques and materials. Additional topics covered: designing for these techniques, efficient cutting and setting tips for both glass and porcelain, an intro to UV-curing adhesives, using mirror as a substrate, framing, and appropriate adhesives, tools, and applications.All materials will be provided, but students are welcome to supplement provided glass with glass from their own inventories if they wish. Basic proficiency with a standard glass cutter and straight edge is critical to getting the most out of this workshop...
here's a tip... practice on a piece of window glass with a glass cutter & running plier before class. The tools are easily obtained at your local stained glass supply or online..we will have the Moreton Cutting System to help you, so-we'll have you covered...See more of Kelley's work or register with the links below.
www.rivenworksmosaics.com 

Please note: Visiting Artists Series require 50% nonrefundable deposit to secure space-
 
balance due on or before workshop date. 

*please note; if Mosaic Guys cancels all mionies refunded


When: 2 days plus meet and greet
Friday 2/27 6p-9p
      Saturday 2/28 10a-5p
     Sunday 3/1 10a-5p
  Where: Tucson- STTW
Cost:  50% deposit $200
  



When: 2 days plus meet and greet
Friday 3/6 6p-8p
Saturday 3/7 9a-4pm
Sunday 3/8 9a-4pm
Where: Glendale, AZ- SGS
Cost:  50% deposit $200




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