Sunday, October 26, 2014

Let's Break Some Stuff!
Learn to Make Mosaics

Learn to make mosaics for indoors or outdoors!

Two Saturdays 

Nov. 1, 9am – 3pm AND  Nov. 8, 9am –noon
Flower Mound, TX
          (If you can’t make the grouting session on the 8th, we can possibly work out an alternate time.  We will discuss schedules at the first session.)
 

We will use mainly broken china, stained glass and small glass tiles.  We will work on something flat – best for a first project.  You will have a choice of a mirror or a stepping stone. I will teach you the methods and how to apply them to any piece you make in the future - frames, trivets, planters, birdbaths, etc. 

In the first session you will learn about mosaic – safety, materials, tools, design. In the second session you will grout your mosaic.  All necessary tools, materials and supplies will be included for your use in the workshop. 

I will supply safety glasses.  THEY MUST BE WORN.  No eyes being put out in my workshops!!  I have the kind that fit over your eyeglasses, because eyeglasses are not safety glasses.  If you have a pair of safety glasses that you prefer to use, please bring them.
  
Bring your own lunch and drinks.  Drinks should have a lid or cap, so flying bits don’t land in them!

4 to 8 participants.  Minimum age is 15.  If under 18, must be accompanied by parent or guardian (no fee for parent/guardian).

Cost: $65 - Includes all materials, tools, supplies.  

Have questions?  Are you ready to sign up? Email me at ellenmariemosaics@yahoo.com

Hope to see you in the workshop.  It'll be fun!








Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MOSAIC WORKSHOP!

Garden Stepping Stone Mosaic Workshop
Two Saturdays 
May 3, 10am – 3pm  AND  May 10, 10am – 1pm
Flower Mound, TX

In this workshop, you will learn the direct method of mosaic.  You will make a stepping stone that is suitable for outdoors.  We will use mainly stained glass, tiles and china, with perhaps some other things thrown in!

In the first session you will learn about mosaic – safety, materials, tools, design.   Then you will make your stepping stone!
In the second session you will grout your mosaic.
All necessary tools, materials and supplies will be included for your use in the workshop. 
I will supply safety glasses.  THEY MUST BE WORN.  No eyes being put out in my workshops!!  I have the kind that fit over your eyeglasses, because eyeglasses are not safety glasses.  If you have a pair of safety glasses that you prefer to use, please bring them.
  
Bring your own lunch and drinks.  Drinks should have a lid or cap, so flying bits don’t land in them!

6 to 8 participants.  Minimum age is 15.

Note: I don’t have a fancy art studio.  We will work in my garage studio.  If it’s hot, I’ll turn on some fans.  If it’s REAL hot, we will run through the sprinklers.  Ending times each day are approximate.  We will start at 10 sharp, but might end a little early or late.

Cost: $65 - Includes all materials, tools, supplies.  $20 deposit due at time of registration (I will send you a Paypal invoice).  If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible, so another person can take your place.


Have questions?  Are you ready to sign up? 

 Email me at ellenmariemosaics@yahoo.com


 Hope to see you in the workshop.  It'll be fun!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm back!

Ahh, this is so familiar.  Familiar is good.  I wanted to try a different blog service, one that offers some neat features, but there was so much to learn, that I decided to come back to what I know.  I decided that's okay.  On the one hand, I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.  On the other hand, I just didn't wanna.  Unfortunately, I've been gone so long that I cannot simply restore what I had before.  Oh, that would have been so nice (and easy).  So bear with me as I get some information and photos on here of some things I've been working on.  I hope to also share some things that are not necessarily mosaic related.  I hope you enjoy it.

Ellen