Mixed Media Smalti Mosaic
This course is a 2.5 hr recording of a live Zoom class from June, 2023. Supply links and resources provided.
Explore mixed media smalti mosaic with artist, Sharra Frank. This class will take place in the comfort of your own home through Zoom! A lot of information will be covered so the class will be recorded and shared.
Students will receive a mosaic and smalti resource and materials guide with a class supply list by email. Students can choose to begin a mosaic with this class or to observe and practice. Project suggestions will be provided.
Sharra will share her journey and discovery of using smalti in her mosaic work after years of primarily working in stained glass, glass tile and beads. We will cover the benefits of smalti, the unique qualities it offers your mosaic work and how to integrate it into other materials for a mixed media appeal.
Students will also learn how to cut, adhere and place smalti along side a variety of other mosaic materials including glass and beads. The class will include topics such as tools, adhesives and grouting as well.
Beginner to experienced mosaic students are all welcome!
Sharra (share-ah) Frank is an established mosaic artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her mosaic obsession began in 2000, while still an art student at the University of Minnesota. She worked from her kitchen table, creating small pieces to sell in local flower shops. With each small success her artistic vision grew and so did the scale and intricacy of her work. After making the leap to a private studio she continued creating the intricate, whimsical and inspiring mosaic mirrors and window hangings that are her signature. At the same time, she made the transition to full-time artist and never looked back. Sharra has several large-scale installations and murals throughout the Twin Cities area, has worked with high-end designers and clientele everywhere from Florida to California and has exhibited with the Mosaic Arts International and SOFA NY. She teaches beginning and advanced mosaic classes from her Minneapolis studio, online and around the US with mosaic educational organizations such the Society of American Mosaic Artists, the Institute of Mosaic Art.
View Sharra’s full portfolio of mosaic artwork, commissions and public art at www.sharrafrank.com