Classes at Hidden Mosaic

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 Beginners Mosaic Class; Transformation of a Butterfly 

Two dates are available for 2018

Sat. April 14, 2018    Time: 10 – 2 o’clock
$65. Teens to Adults

Sat. May 19, 2018    Time: 10 – 2 o’clock
$65. Teens to Adults

Instructor: Barbara Dybala

The best way to spent Saturday morning…ever!
Everybody loves a butterfly and this four hours workshop flutters by fast. I’ve designed this class to expose the students to a variety’s of mosaic materials, as well as working in three dimension.  We will cover the basic mosaic techniques, tools and lingo. This is a fun way to start your transformation into a mosaic artist. All material is included for this four hour session. Nearing the end of class, a quick session on grouting will be covered and a grouting kit will go home with you 🙂
BRING NOTHING all supplies are furnished

 Beginners Mosaic Class; Mosaic Pendent Class in the Pond Haus 

Two dates are available for 2018

Sun. April 15, 2018    Time: 2 – 4 o’clock
$45. Teens to Adults

Sun. May 20, 2018    Time: 2 – 4 o’clock
$45. Teens to Adults

Instructor: Barbara Dybala
Best friends afternoon out. Over 200 people enjoyed this workshop in 2017.
This relaxing pendent workshop, starts with a selection from ten different style of pendant shells. Next, choose from over 100 different types of beads, jewels, watch parts and stones to fill your pendant. You will be guided through the design phase and develope a self-confidence you never knew you had.

A byob and snack always makes the design flow much easier.    BRING NOTHING all supplies are furnished

Flowers, Beetles and Butterflies Workshop.
3
Nature Subjects / 3 Mosaic Teachers, one long fun weekend.

Friday-Sunday. June 15 – 17, 2018
Time: 10 – 4 o’clock

$375. plus $75 Supply Fee

This 3 day workshop will be taught by Rebecca Collins, Katrina Doran and Barbara Dybala. Katrina will be teaching you how to make small 3-d beaded flowers, Rebecca will show you how to create 3-d beaded beetles and Barbara will be teaching you how to create outdoor butterflies and a small pendant.

3-d Flowers:
In this workshop you will learn how to create a small 3-5 inch wide flower armature and then learn the art of mosaic embellishments. Our materials for embellishing will include costume jewelry, glass beads, smalti and porcelain bits. Please feel free to bring old jewelry or doll parts with you to add to your flower.

3-d Beetles:
In this workshop we will create a small 4 inch beetle armature and then we will mosaic the surface with both iridescent glass and beads. Rebecca will provide plenty of photo references so that our bug designs will be based in reality however experimentation is encouraged and students will be encouraged to stray outside of the confines of strict realism. Bugs are the perfect subject for playful abstraction.

Butterflies and Pendants:
Barbara will be combining two of her most popular workshops into one fun day of creativity. She will teach you to create an outdoor Butterfly for your garden that can provide color and life even during the winter months.

If you wish to stay in the DragonFly Wing, email and reserve early. There are only six beds.

You’ve been asking for it!

Concrete Sculpting Workshop
Creating a wire base form. 

Friday-Sunday. September 14 – 16, 2018
Time: 10 – 4 o’clock

$375. plus $50 Supply Fee

Instructor: Barbara Dybala

This workshop explores the strengths of creating concrete sculptures supported by a wire base. There are two important parts to this workshop. One, how to properly construct a metal armature to support a cement coating. Two, using the right cement recipe for the design. We will explor Canadian artist, Andrew Goss great cement recipes for extra strong sculpting cement. Explore. There are always new products on the market so we will play a little with a product called “Shapecrete”.    Fun.

What sould you make? What should you think about ahead of time. To mosaic or not to mosaic. This consideration will affect how you finish your sculpture. What ever you sculpt has to get home, remember you will be traveling with a damp, curing, a delicate sculpture so it will need to fit in your vehicle. Ok, last bit of advice, bring packing to support your sculptures ride home!
Remember Concrete is hard, cement is the mixture.

If you wish to stay in the DragonFly Wing, email and reserve early. There are only six beds.

BRING your own Leather Gloves and Wire cutters
These items can be ordered via Home Depot and not necessarily
found in stores.

I like this wire cutter because it is strong and I am not.

 Zareba Fence Wire Cutter       Firm Grip Leather Gloves

     

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