This class introduces Sharra’s approach to mosaicking three dimensional and sculptural mosaics. The techniques in this class can also be used to create mosaic garden sculpture.
The materials and adhesives are durable and perfect for the outdoors. You can also swap out the foam ball that’s used to create the ornament and apply the mosaic to forms, like the examples here. The ornament project is a great way to get practice on working with three dimensional objects and using beads, glass, tile.
For The Jeweled Mosaic Ornament Class I literally recorded myself, step by step, as I made the two ornaments shown below.
Once I recorded my process, step-by-step, I went back and voiced over exactly what I was doing, what tools I am using, what materials I’m using, and why. I went step by step from preparing my base to designing my ornaments, adding tesserae, grouting and finishing each piece.
It is designed just like my studio classes. It’s a two to three day project. And it also gives you new tools, techniques and skills that you can apply to any mosaic project you might be inspired to try. And since it’s an online course you can access these materials again and again. Try different styles, designs and techniques with each new piece.
Quite a few of the things that I’m going to show you in this class are what I consider to be true “trade secrets” including what adhesive I use for three-dimensional surfaces to prevent tesserae from sliding, beading techniques that I incorporated in these ornaments, and a whole lot more.
The course includes twelve separate short videos, each of which will give you ideas, materials, tools, tips, tricks and techniques to apply to your future mosaic projects.
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
How do you register?
By registering for this class through my secure registration page you’ll receive INSTANT UNLIMITED LIFETIME ACCESS to all the videos in the password protected member area so you can watch it again and again and apply different tips, techniques and styles to each new piece.
What are you waiting for?
I’m really excited to be offering this class and I hope to hear from you soon and let me know what you learned, what else you want to learn, and, most importantly, send me your pictures of what you’ve done!