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Mosaic Guys offers the most diverse, interactive, hands on mosaic experiences in the southwest!  workshops are Generally project and/or technique centered with QUALITY supplies to create fun mosaic art!....whether it is glass mosaic tiles, ceramic mosaic tiles, or a combination of mosaic supplies. novices and pros alike are sure to take away new knowledge all the time!......
join us in a workshop soon!

 
Refund policy:
As with anything like this, There is advanced effort and commitment to present any  workshop, and likewise, we like you to be equally committed to attend - refund policy as follows...
*for purchases from this page- 50% refund up to and including 10 days prior to workshop  
**for purchases from other venues-
the host refund policy applies...
PLEASE NOTE: sHOULD MOSAIC GUYS CANCEL ALL MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED OR CREDITs ISSUED.


click on the  links below to see more details and costs for each workshop or just start scrolling..........no link means dates are pretty solid, but some details need to be determined.
You are welcome to inquire  at anytime..... 
Please email questions

March
03/7 & 8...kelley knickerbocker-Radical dimensions in glass....Phoenix...2 days
03/11 & 12...organic abstract mosaic .SAMA Conference...Philadelphia, PA...2 days
03/19...hummingbird mosaic...Desert botanical garden...phoenix...10am-4pm
03/20...Mosaic Wall Flower...Phoenix Center for the ARts...10am-4pm
03/28...eggshell mosaics...va series- linda biggers...tucson, az
03/29...EGGSHELL MOSAICS...va series-linda biggers...phoenix, az


April
04/2-23...Studio 4u...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
04/03...
Circle of Light...stained glass shop...Glendale, AZ...9:30am-3pm
04/18...cross mosaic...Skinny TILES & Glass...Guest instructor @ Santa Theresa Tile Works
 04/4...Glass mosaic votive..harlow gardens...Tucson, AZ...10am-3pm new
04/12...glass on glass abstract...blue raven art school...tucson, az...9:30am-4pm
04/25...pebble & Glass mosaic...southwest gardener...phoenix, az...10:30am-2:30pm

May
05/2...Lazy Susan Glass Mosaic...Phoenix...Southwest Gardener...10am-4pm new
05/3...hummingbird mosaic...
Tucson...Harlow Gardens...10am-4pm
05/7 - 5/28...
Studio 4U...independent study....phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
05/9...GLASS ON GLASS ABSTRACT...PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS...9:30AM-4PM
05/16 & 23...
patterns & mosaics...phoenix center for the arts...10am-3pm...2 weeks
05/30...
Mini Landscape-Let's Make a Scene...Stained Glass Shop...Glendale, AZ...10am-3pm


June
06/4 - 06/25...Studio 4U...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
TBA
...06/19 & 20...Garden Sphere...Desert Botanical Gardens...2 days...10am-4pm

july
07/18 & 25...patterns & Mosaics...PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS...10AM-3PM...2 WEEKS

august
september

october
TBa...10/10...Laura Rendlen...Waterfalls and rivers...Glendale, AZ...9am-4pm
tba...10/11...laura rendlen...Waterfalls and rivers...Tucson, AZ...9am-4pm

november

december
tba...12/5 & 6....Carol Shelkin...REALISM IN MOSAICS....VA Series...GLENDALE, AZ...9AM-4PM




Studio 4U @ PCA
Phoenix, AZ

 



Create your own personal workshop during our recurring Studio 4U- Independent Study Mosaic Art Workshop at Phoenix Center for the Arts.  Each session is 4 weeks and meets on Thursdays from 10am - 3 pm. Join one session or many sessions, this is by far the best way to pursue your mosaic interests. Basic Wedi substrate and adhesive are supplied as well as tool use if needed. Some ceramic and glass available to use, but specific materials for projects sourced individually.
We have monthly sessions scheduled...let us help you create your masterpiece!

When....Thursdays from 10am-3pm
Cost: $139-$163/pp

4/02 - 4/23
5/07 - 5/28
6/04 -6/25

-click here to register with PCA


did you know...you can volunteer at Phoenix Center for the Arts for credit towards classes?
---contact PCA to learn more...602-254-3100---

Studio 4U @ Mosaic Guys
Florence, AZ

 
...subject to availability...
 


Create your own small group or individual  mosaic experience at the Mosaic Guys private studio in the beautiful desert of central Arizona! This is a  great way to make a specific project of your choosing..*large or small... bring along your own supplies or  source from studio. 
Tailored to your specific needs. Tools and adhesives included.
Individual base cost: $75/half day (4 hours);
$99/full day (6 hrs w/break)
......Small Groups welcome.....

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

Home Studio location: Florence, AZ 85132

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


 Phoenix 
Hurry! Class is this weekend! 3/6 thru 3/8- 2.5 days!

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.

 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. 

...See more of Kelley's work or register with the links below.
www.rivenworksmosaics.com 

Friday 3/6 6p-8p; Saturday 3/7 9a-4pm; Sunday 3/8 9a-4pm
Where: Glendale, AZ- SGS 
Cost:  $400/pp- includes material fee
PLEASE CALL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY 602-721-5587



Spontaneous Organ
ic Abstract
Philadelphia, PA

 
Learn to create and listen to your inner muse...

Join us at SAMA for this lively and free creating experience! Using the embedded method and applying quality smalti, beads, millifiori, findings and other interesting tesserea to our 6" x 12" x 1" Wedi base, you will learn methods to facilitate decision making which- allows for a much freer mosaic experience! Don't be fooled by the size...you will need every bit of time you'll have..this could even be your masterpiece! Take a chance and challenge yourself..Use our methods and you will leave class with a beautiful piece of art as well as the confidence to create! Your participation coupled with our background & you will learn things you didn't even know you needed! SAMA Membership and conference registration required. 
Always popular...don't delay!


 
When: 3/11 & 12/2015

Where: SAMA Conference...Philadelphia, PA

Use this link to SAMA & learn more or join in the fun!


Mosaic Hummingbird
Phoenix, AZ

 


What is more fun to watch than a hummingbird?...Making one of course! Learn how to manipulate  glass tile mosaics to recreate the feel and movement of a hummingbird in flight! We will work on a free formed wedi board substrate in shape of hummingbird. Then proceed by hand nipping shimmering glass tiles to understand movement referred to as 'andemento' in the mosaic world. We are at the Desert Botanical garden to present this original workshop.
Finished size is approximately 12" x 12". All materials and tool use included during workshop. We will work to grout in the afternoon.
When: 3/19 10am-4pm
Where: Desert Botanical Gardens...Phoenix, AZ 
Cost: $120 Members; $150 non-members

Please use this link to register with Botanical Garden


Mosaic Wall Flower
Phoenix, AZ

 



Create a free form flower shape from a 12" Wedi board and mosaic with stained glass & glass tiles. Expect to learn or hone nipping and fitting techniques related to glass tile mosaics. We will work to grout at end of day. Al inclusive, tools, tiles and instruction during class.

 When: 3/20/15 10am-4pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Cost: $99

Use this link to register with PCA


Eggshell Mosaics 
Visiting Artist Series
Phoenix or Tucson

 



Learn a new medium for mosaics! Eggshell mosaics have been around for awhile, but our Visiting Artist Linda Biggers, has truly mastered the art. Collected and awarded, Linda's work is flawless and inspiring and she is coming to the Southwest to inspire you! Join us in either Phoenix or Tucson for this unique workshop. Expect to learn eggshell mosaic techniques while working on your own mosaic. All inclusive tools, materials and instruction.

When: 3/28 or 3/29 10am-4pm
Where: Tucson- Blue Raven Art School
 Where: Phoenix- Stained Glass Shop
 Cost: $179/pp

 Tucson 3/28

 Phoenix 3/29



Circle of Light
Glendale, AZ
 



Back by popular request!
The Stained Glass Shop has asked us back to present the Circle of Light Mosaic Workshop and of course we said yes! Join us in this one day adventure to learn glass on glass mosaic techniques while creating dimension by working on both sides of the clear glass disc. Project comes with display stand and measures approximately 9" x 10" when completed. As with most glass on glass applications, it will need to be grouted at a later date. We will however, do a grout demo and supply grout to take with you!

When: 4/3...10am-4pm
Where: Stained Glass Shop
Cost: $125/pp




...or please call Stained Glass Shop to register (602) 504-0553

Glass Mosaic Votive
Tucson, AZ

 



Creating on a 6" x 6" clear glass base and using colorful transparent and translucent glass tiles, we will learn technique while we create our design for the back of the pillar votive iron frame.
Sure to be a great addition to the home or garden! Overall dimensions 6" x 10".
...Discontinued base...Limited space available...

When: 4/4/15
Where: Harlow Gardens...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $65





Glass on Abstract- featuring Stained Glass Accents
Tucson, AZ

 



We begin our journey on a piece of clear glass that measures 7" X 14", framed with zinc and ready to hang. From there we will cut pieces of stained glass for our focal points and weave colorful glass tiles in between. Creating on glass allows light to enter from behind our art giving a different dimension than if it were on backer board. Always a great learning event, enjoy understanding techniques and color relationships as we work to complete our mosaic panel

When: 4/12/15
Where: Tucson- Blue Raven Art School
Cost: $115/pp



Pebble & Glass Mosaic 
Phoenix, AZ
NEW!
 


Join us in this brand new class to learn a great way to use pebbles and glass to make an attractive & functional table dressing! We will choose from a variety of pebbles and glass pieces to create a mixed media mosaic on a soft, protective backing that will not scratch surfaces. Learn a new technique that could be translated to many different ideas! All materials included. Very little nipping needed..if any! Great for those who have had difficulty with the nippers!

When: 4/25...10:30-2:30
 Where: Southwest Gardener...Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $85/pp

...Please call Southwest Gardener to register 602-279-9510...



Lazy Susan Mosaic
Phoenix

 




Join us to create a glass tile mosaic on this Bamboo 10" round turntable. Glass tile is recessed and flush with edge when complete. Sure to be a delight in the center of your patio or breakfast table, or wherever you may like! Learn or hone mosaic techniques related to glass tile mosaics. 
Registration includes materials, tools and instruction during class.

When: 5/2/15
Where: Southwest Gardener- Phoenix
Cost:  $85...all inclusive!

Please contact Southwest Gardener to register at 602-279-9510 


Hummingbird Mosaic
Tucson, AZ

 



What is more fun to watch than a hummingbird?...Making one of course! Learn how to manipulate  glass
 tile mosaics to recreate the feel and movement of a hummingbird in flight! We will work on a free formed wedi board substrate in shape of hummingbird. Then proceed by hand nipping shimmering glass tiles to understand movement referred to as 'andemento' in the mosaic world. We are at beautiful Harlow Gardens to present this original workshop. Finished size is approximately 12" x 12". All materials and tool use included during workshop. We will work to grout in the afternoon. 

When: 5/3 10am-4pm
Where: Harlow Gardens
Cost: $99/pp




Glass on Glass Abstract
....featuring stained glass accents....
Phoenix, AZ

 



We begin our journey on a piece of clear glass that measures 7" X 14", framed with zinc and ready to hang. From there we will cut pieces of stained glass for our focal points and weave colorful glass tiles in between. Creating on glass allows light to enter from behind our art giving a different dimension than if it were on backer board. Always a great learning event, enjoy understanding techniques and color relationships as we work to complete our mosaic panel

When: 4/12/15
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts 
Cost: $105/pp

 Use this link to register with Phoenix Center for the Arts



Patterns & Mosaics
Phoenix, AZ

 



 Learn how to create detail in mosaics! Join us to discover working directly on mesh while following a pattern. Techniques working with glass tiles will be discussed and executed. Understand basic tesserea drawing for 'andemento'.

When: 5/16 & 23- two Saturdays 10am-3pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Cost: $115/pp

...Please use this link to register with Phoenix Center for the Arts...


Lets Make a Scene- Mini Landscape
Glendale, AZ

 



Join us with our friends at the Stained Glass Shop to create this fun mosaic project.Beginning with an 8" x 10" stained glass piece for background, we work to design our landscape and mosaic utilizing glass tile shards and chips to create texture and contrast....the example reflects our love for the desert, but yours could be anything from land or sea!

When: 5/30...10am-4pm
Where: Stained Glass Shop...Glendale, AZ
Cost: $95/pp



...or call Stained Glass Shop 602-504-0553 to register...


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