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Mosaic Guys offers one of 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!....Focus on Beginner and intermediate, 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, expense and commitment to present events & workshops, and likewise, we like you to be equally committed to attend - refund policy as follows...Please note: some restrictions apply and will be noted where NECESSARY...
*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: if MOSAIC GUYS CANCEL- ALL MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED OR CREDITs ISSUED.

click on the  links below to see more details including location and costs for each workshop or just start scrolling..........no link means dates are pretty solid, but some details need to be determined.
please note;
tba = (to be ANNOUNCED) & tbd = (to be determined)  VA= (visiting artist)
You are welcome to inquire  at any time about any workshop.....
 
Please email questions



august
08/01 &  2...organic abstract...David Jarvinen- VA...institute of mosaic art...BERKELEY, ca
08/8...Art unraveled...Shop MOSAIC supplies-vendor marketplace...10AM - 4PM...Phoenix, AZ

september
09/3 - 24...Studio 4U...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...4 weeks...10am-3p
09/05...Mosaic Mirror  Abstract...MG Guest instructor...santa theresa tile works...tucson
09/12...drawing for mosaics...blue raven art school...tucson, Az...10AM - 3PM
tba...09/13...living social (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...sunday...2 sessions
tba...09/18...living social (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...friday...2 sessions
9/19...Drawing for mosaics...phoenix center for the arts...phoenix, az...10am-3pm
09/25 & 26...foam sculpting intro...phoenix center for the arts...two days- 10am-3pm

october
10/1- 4...CMA mosaic summit...ashland, Or
10/8 - 29...STUDIo 4U...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...4 weeks...10am-3pm

10/10...Laura Rendlen...building Waterfalls and rivers...tucson, AZ...9am-5pm
10/11...laura rendlen...building Waterfalls and rivers...glendale, AZ...9am-5pm
10/13 & 14...Tree of Life...desert botanical gardens...phoenix, az...two days...10am-4pm
10/16...(blue) Bird of Happiness...Blue Raven Art School..tucson, az...10am-4pm
10/17 & 18...tree of life...santa theresa tile works...tucson, az...two days...10am-4pm
tba...10/23...living social (groupon)...Phoenix center for the arts...friday...2 sessions
10/24 & 25...organic abstract...phoenix center for the arts...two days...10am-4pm
10/31...Mosaic table...southwest gardener...phoenix, az...10:30am-4pm


november
11/01...funky & fun vanity mirror...blue raven art school...tucson, az...10am-4pm
11/05 - 19...studio 4U...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...3 weeks...10am-3pm
11/7-8...mosaic art & supply sale...Bubany Holiday marketplace..Harlows...Tucson, az
11/7 ...mini spontaneous abstract...Bubany Holiday @ HARLOW GARDENS...TUCSON, AZ
11/8 ...MINI SPONTANEOUS ABSTRACT...BUBANY HOLIDAY @ HARLOW GARDENS...TUCSON, AZ
tba...11/14...living social (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...Saturday...2 sessions
11/15...(blue) bird of happiness...southwest gardener...phoenix, az
11/21...Mosaic wreath...
mg Guest instructor...santa theresa tile works...tucson, Az
11/28 & 29...CAROL SHELKIN...REALISM IN MOSAICS....VA SERIES...GLENDALE, AZ..2 days...10AM-4PM

december
12/3 - 17...studio 4u...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...3 weeks...10am-3pm
12/5...tempered glass mosaics...with carol shelkin...va series...tucson, az 10am-4pm
12/6...tempered glass mosaics...with carol shelkin...va series...glendale, az...10am-4pm
tba
...12/11 - 13... phoenix fall festival of the arts...phoenix center for the arts
tba...12/19...living social...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...2 sessions

..........................2016.........................

JANUARY 
TBA...01/09...magic mushroom...southwest gardener...phoenix, az ...10:30am - 4:30pm
TBA...01/14...studio 4U...phoenix center for the arts...3 weeks...thursdays...10am - 3pm
01/16...
private glass tile mosaic workshop...awatukee, az
tba...01/22...living social (Groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...friday...2 sessions
tba...01/23...Fused Glass abstract...stained glass shop...glendale, az...10am-4pm
tba...01/30...working on mesh...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...10am-4pm

february
tba 02/04-25...studio 4u...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks...thursdays...10am-3pm
tba...02/6 & 7......ANIMAL FUSIONS...martin cheek...va series...Tucson, az...2 days...10am-4pm
tba...02/13...mosaic hearts...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...10am-4pm
tba...2/20...mosaic tray...stained glass shop...glendale, az...Saturday...10am-4pm
tba...2/21...living social (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...sunday...2 sessions
tba...2/27 & 28...intro to foam sculpting...phoenix center for the arts...wo days...10am-3pm

march
tba...03/05 glass mosaic table...southwest gardener...Phoenix, az...10:30am-4pm
tba...03/06...stepping stone mosaic...tucson, az
03/26..blue bird of happiness....encanterra country club...san tan valley, az


April
tba...04/01...glass tile mosaic techniques...amber's artistry...san diego, ca...10am-3pm
tba...04/02...porcelain & ceramic tile mosaic techniques...san diego, ca...10am-3pm
04/04-8....Sama conference 2016...san diego, Ca
tba...04/14-28...studio 4u...phoenix center for the arts...3 weeks...thursdays..10am-3pm
tba
..04/16...mosaic aloe ..southwest gardener...phoenix, az...10:30am-3:30pm
tba...04/23...living social (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...2 sessions

May
June
July

August
tbd...08/2016...Art UNRAVELED....phoenix, az
08/27...mosaic table...encanterra country club...san tan valley, az

September
October

November
tbd...11/05-8...bubany holiday marketplace...tucson, az
11/12...Mosaic ALoe...encanterra country club...san tan valley, az

December


Studio 4U
Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ

 
...come "School" with us...



Indulge your inner mosaic artist in this class designed for you!!  Learn anything mosaic related at your pace! Join us to create and explore inspired mosaic related projects and ideas of your choice….Ideal for the person who wants to learn at their own pace, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Tool knowledge is helpful, but not totally necessary.... we can help you learn. With 20 hours of mosaic studio mentoring included -there is plenty of time to plan & create your next masterpiece!

No experience? no problem! We can set you up with a series of exercises that will have you creating in no time.......

Some mosaic materials & tool use available in classroom, but student will be expected to source most materials related to their inspiration- ...Bring your idea & materials and join us today!! Not sure, but curious? Stop by and say hello on Thursdays and check us out!


When....Thursdays from 10am-3pm
Where...Phoenix Center for the Arts

9/3 -  9/24...4 weeks...$115
10/8-10/29...4 weeks..$115
11/5 - 11/19...3 weeks...$88
12/3 - 12/17...3 weeks...$88



-click here to register with PCA
~then click on mosaic tab for complete listing~

...did you know?...you can volunteer at Phoenix Center for the Arts for credit towards classes plus any member can participate in the Fall Festival and sell their art!?
---contact PCA to learn more...602-254-3100---


Studio 4U @ Mosaic Guys
Florence, AZ
 
...subject to availability...
 


Create individual  or small group mosaic experiences at the Mosaic Guys private outdoor studio in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of central Arizona! This is a  great way to make a specific project of your choosing..*large or small... use your own supplies specific to your project or source from studio. Tailored to your specific needs and costs about the same as a scheduled workshop! Tools and adhesives included. Subject to availability

Did you know?....We take our workshop to you! Small  or large groups in
private residences or clubs...
email today!
 


$75/half day (4.5 hours)
$99/full day (6-8 hrs w/break)
....Individuals or Groups of up to four participants are welcome...

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

Home Studio location:
Florence, AZ 85132

Spontaneous Abstract 
Berkeley, CA
 


Just a few spaces left!.....we would like to see you there!

Imagine creating art in which the art itself guides you. In this two day dynamic workshop, Mosaic Craftsman, Dave Jarvinen will guide you through a creative journey using smalti, porcelain and glass tiles as well as wire, findings & beads to create spontaneously and organically. Through a simplified process- that is approachable by most ambitious beginners as well as the more experienced- we discover nuances within materials and processes that help facilitate good design, texture & movement. Finished Mosaic is approximately 6” x 12” x 1”

When: 8/1 & 2...10am-4pm
Where: Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $325/pp + $50/materials fee to instructor

Use this link to register with IMA

NEW!
Drawing for Mosaics
Tucson or Phoenix
 


~google image....unknown artist~

How do I turn an image into a map for a mosaic?
That is the topic of this one day workshop…plan to explore simplifying of design and learn the methods of planning the movement of the mosaic tesserae. This is and can be an important part of the mosaic process and is a great skill to learn! Hands on- all inclusive! Plan on a series of exercises culminating in crafting your own mosaic map of an image that inspires you!

When: 9/12...10am-3:30pm
Where: Blue Raven Art School,
Tucson, AZ
Cost: $65



When: 9/19...10am-3:30pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts- Phoenix, AZ
Please use this link to register with Phoenix Center directly

NEW!- don't wait for the last minute!
Building Waterfalls & Rivers in Mosaics
Visiting Artist: Laura Rendlen
Phoenix or Tucson

 



When Laura was visiting us last, we were learning to build landscapes with dimension in our mosaics...this time we are going to learn how to add that ever elusive water element! No previous experience necessary, plus we are there to help make you successful, so no worries there! 
In this mixed media workshop expect to work with glass and organic objects while learning methods to add an extra layer of perspective in your mosaics...Register early to reserve your space! One day in each...Glendale (Phx) or Tucson...please make choice below.

When: 10/10...9am-4pm...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $200/pp- all inclusive 


When: 10/11...9am-4pm...Glendale, AZ
Cost: $200/pp- all inclusive



Tree of Life
-Mixed Media Mosaic
Tucson or Phoenix
 



Folks can't get enough of this wonderful mixed media mosaic!
Back by popular demand is the Tree of Life Panel, but with a slight difference in materials than previous. We will use a blend of Porcelain, glass and handcrafted tiles to tell our story and create depth and texture! Always a fun one-of-a-kind, 
hands-on, intensive workshop!
All skill levels...nipper knowledge helpful, but, beginners and advanced will learn something new!
All materials, tools, adhesives & instruction included!
We will work to grout at end of day two.


When: 10/17 & 18...10am-4pm
Where: Santa Theresa tile Works...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $225/pp



When: 10/13 & 14
Where: Desert Botanical Gardens-
Phoenix, AZ
stay tuned......available for purchase September 2015



NEW!
Introduction to Foam Sculpting 
Tucson or Phoenix
 


Foam Sculpting?
Yes! That’s right!  Explore 3D bases while creating your own! Join us in this two day intensive workshop and get your feel for making mosaic bases out of foam. The image shows a wonderful snail shape, but you will carve your own vision from a block of foam you created and prepare surface to make a suitable mosaic surface.
Make it simple, make it complicated...just make it!
 No previous experience required...come open minded & ready to have fun!
All tools & materials are included in workshop! 


When: 9/25 & 26...10am - 3pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Please use this link to register with PCA directly



Funky & Fun Vanity Mirror
Tucson, AZ
 



Join us to create a fun & creative decorative mirror! By using of colorful transparent and translucent glass tiles on mirror we will create our border design. Transparent colored glass tiles gain an extra depth of luminosity when placed on a mirror substrate not found on other glass on glass applications... Perfect for the beginner and intermediate levels or anyone who wants to create..this project could also make a great holiday gift!...Sure to be a great learning experience either way! Grouting, if desired, is done separate and grout will be provided

 When: 11/01...10am-3:30pm
 Where: Blue Raven Art School, Tucson, AZ
 Cost: $65/pp




NEW!
Mini Spontaneous Abstract
Tucson, AZ
 



We will be at Harlow Gardens again this year during the Bubany Holiday Marketplace & Art Fair. As has been our custom the last few years, we will be doing a small workshop at our booth that will only take a couple of hours- at most!...Measuring just 2" x 3" this charming Mini Abstract Mosaic will be a wonderful miniature addition to your art collection! A small easel is provided for display. Choose from a variety of beads, glass, porcelain, findings, smalti, wire and found objects to create movement, texture and contrast in a small area...great creative exercise and learn a little about embedded mosaics!

Choose one or more morning or afternoon sessions on either Saturday or Sunday. 

 Where: Harlow Gardens,
Tucson, AZ 
Cost:  $25/pp - great value

Saturday 11/7...10:30-12:30 

Saturday 11/7...1:30-3:30 


Sunday 11/8...10:30-12:30 

Sunday 11/8...1:30-3:30 



Mosaic Side Table
Phoenix, AZ
 


 
Create a wonderful 14" x 14" x 21" Mosaic Table while exploring cutting & design techniques using durable porcelain tiles. These 2x2" tiles are very different & easier to nip than the 4x4 tiles of our past ceramic workshops...In general porcelain has the freeze/thaw durability with the versatility of glass tile mosaics- resulting in the opportunity to create more detail.
Join us to learn something new with a new material!
Sure to sell out, please don't delay!

When: 10/31...10:30am-4pm
Where: Southwest Gardener, Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $155/pp- all inclusive


Please email SWG or call 602-279-9510 for wait listing or to register for next class.... 


(Blue) Bird of Happiness
Tucson & Phoenix
 



This little fellow would look great indoors as well as outdoors! Become part of a fun and dynamic workshop as we work with shimmering translucent tiles to create this wonderful Bird of Happiness...we will work all day to complete and a grout demo, along with a supply of grout and variety of colors, for you to finish after adhesive dries...it is also beautiful not grouted!
Finished size approx. 6" x 8"



When: 10/16
Where: Blue Raven Art School- Tucson, AZ
Cost: $95/pp



When: 11/5...10:30am-4pm
Where: Southwest Gardener...Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $95/pp

Please use this link to register with Southwest Gardener 
or call 602-279-9510


NEW!
Realism in Mosaic Art

Visiting Artist: Carol Shelkin
Glendale, AZ
 


     

 In this workshop you will be guided through the process of understanding realism in mosaic art with instruction of using curved or flat planes, shadows, value, composition and design, color choosing and understanding artists' tricks for creating a work of art in mosaic. You will be able to create your own mosaic to take home using high quality stained glass and will be introduced to the gradations and many colors and values of hand-nipped stained glass and learning how to “paint with glass” creating a piece for interior display.  

 IF YOU ARE A RETURNING STUDENT, please contact Carol for approval of your photographic model. 

   Refund memo....*50% workshop cost 31 days prior to workshop- non refundable within 30 days prior to workshop 

When:
 11/28 & 29 10am-4pm
Where: Glendale, AZ (Stained Glass Shop)
Cost: $395/pp + $60 materials fee 

 

Please use this link to contact/register with Carol Shelkin


NEW!
Tempered Glass Mosaics
Visiting Artist Series: Carol Shelkin
Phoenix or Tucson
 


Learn how to create mosaic art by mixing collage with mosaic techniques using "Tempered Glass" - also known as safety glass and crash glass. Tempered Glass may be used to create beautiful art as well as architectural installations. Instruction will be given for both interior installations and exterior installations to develop a jewel-like surface.  A presentation showing examples of some of the finest works in Tempered Glass will  also be included. Lots of one-to-one time is offered along with group discussions. Choose between Glendale (Phoenix) or Tucson, AZ for this one day intensive workshop!

This is the perfect medium to permanently incorporate printed imagery and have your treasures underneath revealed through the glass. Each student is encouraged to bring a variety of small paper images, photos or text to include in their mosaic....Works will not be grouted during workshop. 

Where: Tucson or Phoenix

   12/5...10am-4pm Tucson, AZ
Blue Raven Art School.
$225/pp + $40 material fee

12/6...10am-4pm Glendale, AZ
Stained Glass Shop
$225/pp + $40 material fee
                       
To register...Please use this link to contact Carol 

 Refund memo....*50% workshop cost 31 days prior to workshop- non refundable within 30 days prior to workshop 

Animal Fusions
Guest Instructor Martin Cheek
Tucson, AZ
 




Join us to create a wonderful mosaic of your beloved pet or animal species!
Martin will create certain key pieces in fused glass to represent your unique mosaic..for instance, do you have a cute dog with big eyes and lolling tongue...well those would be the features created for you! We will then work them into our mosaic, combining glass & glass tiles to complete your panel. Please note, that if critters aren't your thing, Martin can make key pieces for any part of your design...just let us know what you would like to do!

When: 2/6 & 2/7, 2016
Where: Tucson, AZ 
Cost: TBD


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