Sharra's Shapes Dragonfly Mosaic Class
This class is a live 2 hour zoom recording from October 6th, 2023. Supply links and resource lists provided.
This class is a 2 hr recording of a live zoom class that took place on Oct 6, 2023.
Topics covered in the course:
Preparing the frame
Sharra's use of Apoxie Clay as an adhesive
Working with beads
Working with Italian Smalti Glass
Tempered Glass & Paint
Paper under glass
Finishing & Hanging
Tools, mosaic and stained glass
Sharra will first give an introduction to the tools, adhesives and tesserae (mosaic materials) that will will be using in the project. She will then walk you through 2-3 samples that she'll create before the class meets and demonstrate how they were made, sharing key tips and tricks for successful outcomes.
This class will be great for beginner and experienced artists, crafters and dabblers.
This class will be specific to working with the the dragonfly frame but any of Sharra's Shapes can be swapped in and used for the class.
Tools, adhesives, design tips, mosaic tesserae prep and organization, mosaic techniques, simple vs detailed approaches, finishing touches.
Class Recording (lifetime access)
Mosaic Supply PDFs (downloadable with active links to recommended products)
Sharra's Shapes Dragonfly Frame (sold separately)
Mosaic Supplies (recommended supplies provided in PDF guide)
The skills learned in this class can be applied to any of Sharra's Shapes mosaic frames and a variety of other 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