Your experience in my mosaics studio begins when you drive on to Anna Maria Island. The waters, birds, and landscapes will bring peace to your soul and inspire you to create. The mosaics class lasts for 5 hours. All materials are provided, and experience is not necessary. Just bring your imagination. The class begins with a brief introduction to tools and materials, including glues, surfaces, pieces (tesserae) that can be applied to the surface, and examples of my work. Books with examples are also presented for browsing. You'll draw an image or a design on to a surface (usually a small tray or piece of wood), either using a template or free-hand. I can assist with this. After the introduction and creation of the image, we'll work on selecting materials from my studio including broken china, stained glass, beads, shells, and other found objects. We'll work together on color, materials, and texture selection. You'll create the image from these materials and glue on to the surface. This will take several hours. We'll take a break to allow the piece to dry and then return to grout. I'll instruct you on the process, we'll select a grout color and complete the piece. I also provide a snack and beverages during the class. Mainly, we get to know each other as we work and become absorbed by the creative process. You'll come away with a completed piece of art from your vacation.
My husband and I moved from New York City to the Gulf Coast of FL 9 years ago. We're now retired from the restaurant business that we had in the Bradenton Village of the Arts. I had success selling and displaying my mosaic artwork there. Since retiring, I have much more time to focus on what I love -- mosaic art. There's no limit to what you can do with this art form. I'm inspired by the wildlife and nature found where I live on Anna Maria Island. Mosaics is anything you want it to be. Almost any material can be incorporated into a piece. My thrill is to take broken things like broken china, jewelry and beads, found objects and make a composition that "speaks" to the viewer with varied textures, designs, and materials. No experience is necessary to work with mosaics. Just let your imagination go and create what makes fills your heart.
The snack will depend on your preference, but will be healthy. My husband is a gourmet chef, and often whips up something for…
We offer iced tea, seltzer, and water.
The mosaics class is held in my garage studio, with ample room for up to 4 people to work comfortably.
Mosaics Class on Anna Maria Island