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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:
There is a lot of effort and commitment to present our workshops, 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 or just start scrolling..........
no link means some details need to be determined, but you are welcome to inquire about them...
Please email questions

2015......
happy new year!


January
01/8-29...tba...Studio 4U...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
01/10...Welcome or house number Plaque..Phoenix Center for the Arts...9am-4pm
01/11...Installing an outdoor mural...Phoenix...meets on site (12th ave/Grand ave)
01/23...Mosaic stepping stone...phoenix center for the arts...9am-4pm
01/24...winged heart glass tile mosaic...harlows...tucson,az...10am-4pm
01/25...circle of light glass mosaic...blue raven art school...tucson, az
01/31...fused glass Glass mosaic abstract...Glendale, AZ...9:30am-4pm

February

02/05...Mosaic funky Heart mosaic...phoenix center for the arts...10am-4pm
02/07 & 08...Martin Cheek-musings with fusings...Visiting Artist Series...tucson....2 days
02/12 - 3/5...
tba...Studio 4u...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
02/14 & 15...martin cheek-musings with fusings...visiting artist series...phoenix...2 days
02/21...triptych abstract mosaic...harlow gardens...Tucson, az...10am-4pm
02/22...lazy susan glass  tile mosaic ....harlow gardens...tucson, AZ...10am-4pm
02/25...3d mosaic aloe sculpture...mosaic guys @ desert Botanical...10am-4pm
02/28 & 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
03/9 - 3/30...
tba ...Studio 4U...Phoenix Center for the arts...independent study...4 weeks
03/11 & 12...organic abstract mosaic ..SAMA Conference.....Philadelphia, PA...2 days
03/19...tba...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...tba...Studio 4u...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks
04/4...Glass mosaic votive..harlow gardens...Tucson, AZ...10am-3pm
04/5...glass on glass abstract...blue raven art school...tucson, az...9:30am-4pm
04/11...
tba...glass on glass abstract...phoenix center for the arts...9:30am-4pm


May
tba...05/7 - 5/28...Studio 4U...independent study....phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks

June
tba...06/4 - 06/25...independent study...phoenix center for the arts...4 weeks

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Studio 4U @ Mosaic Guys
Florence, AZ

 
...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  source from studio.
Tailored to your specific needs
Individual base cost: $75/half day; $99/full day
......Small Groups welcome.....

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

Home Studio location: Florence, AZ

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. Specific materials for projects sourced outside of class.
We have monthly sessions scheduled...come make your masterpiece!

Thursdays from 10am-3pm
1/08 - 1/29
2/12 - 3/05
3/09 - 3/30
4/2 - 4/23

....more details coming soon.....


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

MAKE WHAT 'CHA WANT
Phoenix
 


 We needed a sample so we made a Welcome plaque, but this is actually a glass mosaic workshop so you can design what you would like to see in this 8" x 12" glass mosaic on wedi board.
 We will be creating with a mix of glass tiles in a wide variety of colors! Come learn with us at PCA....your design..our help...always a great fit! Join us to see why! 

When: 1/10/15
 Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
 Cost: $106/pp

Use this link or call the Phoenix Center to Register 
602-254-3100 

Installing an Outdoor Mosaic Mural
Phoenix, AZ

 



Everyone wants to know how to install an outdoor mural....well here is an opportunity to learn the basics behind an outdoor mural installation. Mostly lecture with a Q & A  as well as  demonstration and actual working installation observations. Expect to come away with a better understanding, and hopefully the confidence, to tackle your outdoor mosaic mural! Bring a notepad, chair and a beverage and you are set to go...a follow up workshop for grouting on the 18th!

When: 1/11/15 10am - 2pm installation
1/18/15 11:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Phoenix, AZ ( corner of Grand Ave & 12th Ave)
Cost: $25 each or $45 when you register for both days

  1/11 installation
  1/18 grouting

 Save $5 -register for both!


Step Stone Mosaic
Phoenix, AZ

 



Join us for a day of fun Phoenix Center for the Arts creating with ceramic tile mosaics! Learn or hone nipping skills and techniques while creating a generously sized 16" x 16" step stone! Sure to be a great piece of mosaic art for your garden or courtyard...paired with the right base, this could even become a table top!  We sold out at SWG & DBG... come see why!

When: 01/23/2015
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Cost: $106/pp

Use this link or call PCA to register 602-254-3100 


Winged Heart Mosaic
Tucson, AZ

 



 We are with our friends at Harlow Gardens to create free form Winged Mosaic Hearts in this one day hands on workshop! Using precut winged heart shapes you will work with glass & glass tiles to design your art pieces...sure to be a fantastic time! All inclusive of materials tools and grout! Your finished heart will measure approximately 12" x 12"

When: 01/24/2015
Where: Harlow Gardens, Tucson, AZ
Cost: $85/pp



Circle of Light
Tucson, AZ

 


Learn to add dimension to your mosaic through the use of materials. Learn fundamentals of glass on glass mosaics and associated techniques related to glass tile mosaics in general. Our substrate is a 10" glass disc that sets in an iron stand (included) for display. Whether your style is more realistic or abstract, either one works great with this project! Doggy bag of grout to finish after glue dries.....

 When: 1/25/15 10am-4pm 
Where: Blue Raven Art School...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $90





Fused Glass Abstract
Glendale, AZ

 



This workshop is all about spontaneous design! Choose from an assortment of fused glass pieces as your inspiration and focal pieces, then using those as your guide, choose colors and create texture and movement while 'weaving' glass tiles throughout the background. It is a great experience when you can listen to your (he)art! Come learn with us...includes all tools & materials as well as a nice lunch courtesy of SGS!

When: 01/31/2015
Where: Stained Glass Shop...Glendale, AZ
Cost: $150/pp




Funky Heart Mosaic
Phoenix, AZ

 



Choose a template from a selection of different heart shapes and cut out from a 12" x 12" Wedi board. Use a variety of glass tiles to embellish and mosaic with.  No two will be alike! We will work to grout at end of day. Expect to learn  basic mosaic techniques & applications relating to glass tile art on backer board. Indoors or out this project will definitely brighten up your space!

When: 02/05/15
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Cost: $81/pp

Use this link or call the Phoenix Center to Register 
602-254-3100 



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

Utilizing about 4oz of Martin’s glass fusions we will create spontaneously and thoughtfully at the same time. All materials included during workshop including, 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. 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 10 days 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




Triptych Abstract
Tucson, AZ

 



Create 3 fabulous abstracts in one class! Join us to have fun creating a mosaic triptych of  stained glass and glass mosaic tiles. Each wooden frame measures 8" x 8" - use them individually or in a group! Sure to be a great time. All tools and materials and instruction included during class.

When: 2/21/2015
Where: Harlow Gardens...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $115





Mosaic Lazy Susan Turntable 
Tucson, AZ

 



Join us to create a glass tile mosaic on this generous 10" round turntable. 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: 2/22/15 10am- 4pm
Where: Harlow Gardens...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $95/pp




Mosaic Aloe Sculpture
Phoenix, AZ

 



Join Mosaic Guys at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens to learn how to create a three dimensional mosaic 'Aloe' sculpture, complete with custom metal flower stalks!
Choose from a variety of shimmering glass tiles to create your sculpture. You will need to bring a 6x6x6" or smaller opaque container to 'plant' your Aloe at the end of class. 

When: 2/25/15
Where: Desert Botanical Gardens- Phoenix, AZ
Cost: $150 General ( $120 Member)

Use this link to register with DBG


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.

 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 and straight edge & running pliers 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 10 days 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




Spontaneous Organic Abstract
Philadelphia, PA

 



We are please to be hosting our original Spontaneous Organic Abstract workshop at the Society of American Mosaics annual conference in beautiful Philadelphia, PA. Join is in this two day adventure as we discover new ways of allowing creativity to come forward. We use high quality smalti, beads, millifiori, findings and other interesting tesserea while completing our mosaic. Finished size is 6 x 12 x 1". 
SAMA Membership and conference registration required. 

When: 3/11 & 12/2015
Where: SAMA Conference...Philadelphia, PA

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




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 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 or give them a call 602-254-3100


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 basics 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!

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





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
Where: Tucson or Phoenix
 Cost: $179/pp

 Tucson 3/28

 Phoenix 3/29



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