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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 web page or host  facility refund policy applies...

*** if we CANCEL for any reason- ALL MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED OR CREDITs ISSUED.

click on the links below to see more details -including location and costs for each workshop...
no link means a few details are imminent and not published for purchase as a result...
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August
o8/29...Glass mosaic tile table ...stained glass shop...Glendale, AZ... Sold out! 

september
09/03 - 24...Studio 4U...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...4 weeks...10am-3p
09/05...Mosaic Mirror  Abstract..Guest instructor..santa theresa tile works..sold out!
09/12...drawing for mosaics...blue raven art school...tucson, Az...10AM - 3PM
09/13...intro to Glass  (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...sunday...10am- 2hrs
09/13...intro to ceramic (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...sunday...12:30pm -2hrs
09/18...intro to ceramic (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...friday...10am - 2hrs
09/18...intro to Glass  (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...friday...12:30pm- 2hrs

09/19...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
09/27...Magic Mushroom Mosaic...Harlow Gardens...Tucson, AZ...10am-4pm


october
10/01- 4...CMA mosaic summit...professional development...ashland, Or
10/08 - 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
10/23...intro to ceramic (groupon)...Phoenix center for the arts...friday..10.am- 2hrs
10/23...intro to Glass  (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...sunday...12:30pm - 2hrs
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
11/07-8...mosaic art & supply sale...Bubany Holiday marketplace..Harlows...Tucson, az
11/07 ...mini spontaneous abstract...Bubany Holiday @ HARLOW GARDENS...TUCSON, AZ
11/08 ...MINI SPONTANEOUS ABSTRACT...BUBANY HOLIDAY @ HARLOW GARDENS...TUCSON, AZ
11/14...intro to ceramic (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...Saturday...10am- 2hrs
11/14...intro to glass (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...Saturday..12:30pm- 2hrs
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
12/03 - 17...studio 4u...phoenix center for the arts...thursdays...3 weeks...10am-3pm
12/05...tempered glass mosaics...with carol shelkin...va series...tucson, az 10am-4pm
12/06...tempered glass mosaics...with carol shelkin...va series...glendale, az...10am-4pm
12/11 - 13... phoenix fall festival of the arts...phoenix center for the arts
12/19...intro to ceramic (GROUPON)...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...10am- 2hrs
12/19...intro to Glass  (groupon)...phoenix center for the arts...saturday...1230pm


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

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

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

march
03/05 glass mosaic table...southwest gardener...Phoenix, az...10:30am-4pm
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3/06...stepping stone mosaic...tucson, az
03/26..blue bird of happiness....encanterra country club...san tan valley, az



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

May
June
July

August
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...



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

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!


-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---


Mosaic Glass Tile Table
Glendale, AZ
 



Join us in Glendale at the Stained Glass Shop to create a beautiful glass tile mosaic table top. Finished mosaic table measures  a generous 14" x 14" x 21". Expect to learn or hone mosaic skills related to glass tile mosaic techniques. All tools, materials provided and we will grout at end of day.
Lunch provided by SGS

When: 8/29 10am-4pm Sold Out
Where: Stained Glass Shop, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $155/pp



NEW!
Drawing for Mosaics
Tucson or Phoenix
 


~google image....unknown artist~

How do I turn an image into a map or design 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!

****Two locations and times****

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

Building Waterfalls & Rivers in Mosaics
Visiting Artist: Laura Rendlen
Phoenix or Tucson

 



Sure to be a great mosaic experience!
When Laura visited us last year, we learned to build landscapes with dimension adding depth and texture in our mosaics...this time we are going to learn how to add that ever elusive water element in the lanscape! If you were with us last year, join us again to reinforce and build upon those skills....but, no previous experience necessary and we are there to help make you successful!

 
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 session/city/day...Glendale (Phoenix) or Tucson...please make choice below.

***Two locations and Times***


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


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



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. You will carve your own vision from a block of foam and prepare surface to make a suitable mosaic substrate for mosaics.
Make it simple, make it complicated...just make it!
 No previous experience required...come open minded -with a vision & come 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



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.


***Two Locations and Times***


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



When: 10/17 & 18...10am-4pm

Where: Santa Theresa tile Works...Tucson, AZ
Cost: $225/pp





Funky & Fun Vanity Mirror
Tucson, AZ
 



This project would make a great holiday gift..... and that would be a nice reflection on you!

Join us to create a decorative mirror that is also creative and functional!
By using a variety of colorful transparent and translucent glass tiles on mirror we will create our  design. 
Transparent and irridised colored glass tiles gain an extra depth of luminosity when placed on a mirror substrate....not the same as other glass on glass applications... Perfect for the beginner and intermediate levels or anyone who wants to create....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




Spontaneous Abstract 
Phoenix, AZ
 


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: 10/24 & 25...10am-3pm
Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts

Click here to see more & register on PCA's website

(Blue) Bird of Happiness
Tucson or 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!
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.... 


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
Visiting Artist 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! Price is all inclusive of materials and instruction. Extra fusions are available for purchase if desired

When: 2/6 & 2/7, 2016
Where: Tucson, AZ 
Cost: $400/pp 

 


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