2020  Workshops at
Hidden Mosaic in Rockwall, Texas

Scroll down to see all the spring/summer/fall 2020 workshops



After  teaching around the world Gila is back at Hidden Mosaic…..

Three Day Workshop  

Mosaic Portraiture – MiXeD MaTeRiaLs 

Instructor:Gila Rayberg

 Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18

$450. Includes material


Gila Rayberg's Adventures and Background

Gila Rayberg has received numerous awards for her expressive and whimsical portraits.  In the summer of 2018, Gila was one of 9 mosaic artists from 7 countries, invited to create a mosaic work for a proposed Museum of Contemporary Mosaic Arts to be housed in a renovated ex-convent in Ploaghe Sardinia Italy.  Gila travels extensively around the US & internationally giving workshops, specializing in portraits and the up-cycling of dishes.  Her work has been published in a number of art books.

Gila arrived at the visual arts after a successful career as a freelance musician and educator. Allowing her strong sense of intuition and love of experimentation to guide her, Gila has developed a unique voice in the realm of mosaic portraiture.

After earning her masters degree in music from Arizona State University (1989), Gila moved to San Francisco and quickly became involved with a community of improvisational musicians, composers and artists.

​Pursuing her love of travel, Gila found herself performing & teaching instrumental music at a newly established University in Borneo, East Malaysia. From there, she traveled extensively throughout South East Asia, Hong Kong, China, India, Israel & Egypt, collecting art, textiles, and musical instruments, representative of local cultures.  With each excursion Gila became increasingly fascinated by the indigenous art which surrounded her.

On her return to the United States, Gila landed in New Orleans, spending her first year practicing jazz standards on the street for tips.   She then joined the horn section of Deacon John & the Ivories which kept her gigging steadily until hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.  At that point, Gila turned her focus to creating mosaic art full time.

Mosaic works by Gila can be found in these books:
Portrait Revolution (2017)
Guide to Mosaic Techniques  (2015)
Edible Bits & Pleasing Pieces (2014)
Mosaic Fine Art Portraits (2011)
Breakout! Your Pathway to Success (2011)
Mosaic Renaissance: Millefiori in Mosaics (2009)


Mini Workshop: Garden Butterfly

Instructor: Barbara Dybala
Saturday, April 18, 2020  I 10:00AM – 2:00PM and Saturday June 6, 2020 I 10:00AM – 2:00PM

$85. Workshop including a custom metal cut-out butterfly & all mosaic glass


Fall into some fun with the traveling sister of mosaic art

Three Day Workshop  

Fabulous Fall Mosaic Fabrication 


Katrina Doran (aka Tillie), Rebeca Collins (aka Tess), & Barbara Dybala (aka Basha).

 Friday-Sunday, September 18-20

$575. Includes material


Fabulous Fall Mosaic Fabrication Details & Information

Fall into some fun with mosaic fabrications brought to you by The Sisters of Mosaic:

Rebecca Collins, a.k.a. Tess.  rebeccacollins.com 

Katrina Doran, a.k.a. Tillie.    www.DoranStudioMosaics.com

Barbara Dybala, a.k.a. Basha.   www.BarbaraDybala.com

Join us for 3 days of mosaic classes with a different instructor and a different project each day.
Rekindle your love of mosaic and take your skills to the next level with these Fall topics:

Friday: Mosaic Gourds with Barbara. I will share gourd seeds for spring planting.

Saturday: Mosaic Succulent Gardens with Rebecca

Sunday: Mosaic Bats or Owls with Katrina 

You will recieve an email with more details as we get closer to the date

Stay in the Dragonfly wing, reserve early by email to Barbara [email protected]

BYOB and snack always make the design flow much more natural. All mosaic supplies are furnished.


Going to SAMA?  May 12 – 17, 2020

American Mosaic Summit – Tucson, AZ

Full Day Workshop: Fragments of Feathered Friends

Instructor: Barbara Dybala

Choice of Two Dates
Wednesday May 13, 2020    I    8:00AM to 5:00PM
or  Thursday May 14, 2020   I   8:00AM to 5:00PM

 Registration for Workshop is through SAMA


Feathered Friends Class Descriptions

In this course, students will select, adapt and create an 8” x 8” mosaic wall fragment of a bird using the Greek reverse cast method… with a few modern twists. The workshop will begin with a short lecture and images of historic Greek bird fragments. Next, Barbara will discuss the ancient Greek style and color pallet. Then, students will select and adapt supplied images. Finally, students will spend the majority of the day creating their mosaics. At the end of the day, students will have a finished mosaic still in its original cast mold, wrapped in plastic, which should fit nicely in their suitcase to take home. This session will be fun for students of any level of mosaic experience, including beginners. It should particularly benefit those who are interested in historical mosaic, style, and those who are interested in techniques for wall decor, walkways and floors. Students should bring wheeled cutters, tweezers and nippers.

After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, Barbara Dybala accepted a designer position with American Airlines where she created magazine designs for their publication department. In 1999, she met then marketing director, Lori Wilkenson of Coca-Cola. Lori asked her to create some unusual mosaic with Coke products. This was the beginning of Barbara’s mosaic art life. After 15 years, Barbara left American Airlines, and has since devoted her creative life to mosaics. Today, Barbara lives her art at Hidden Mosaic in Rockwall, Texas. 

Hope to see all of you at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, May 12 – 17 in Tuscon, Arizona at the American Mosaic Summit

Photoshoot Locale

Hidden Mosaic is an extraordinary site for photoshoots requiring that certain environment.  Whether the call is for magazine spreads, wedding announcements, or advertising, Hidden Mosaic possesses a unique personality and a sweeping diversity of backdrops for the art director or photographer to choose from.

Registered Students

Come learn, experience, & sleep in the Dragonfly Wing

YEA for Judy Ashworth, Organizer Extraordinaire

Private Party 

March 7, 2020  2-4  pm