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Mosaics: Driven to Abstraction

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June 29, 2022
June 30, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

This workshop will focus on color, texture and placement as tools of creative expression. We will discuss how non-representational work can open up possibilities for expressing mood and movement to tell a story in a unique and vibrant way. Using stained glass, slate and other mixed materials, participants will create four 6”x 6” experimental works they can use as-is or as references for creating future works. No grouting will be done during this workshop.

About the Instructor(s)

Since graduating with a BFA in sculpture from Webster University in St. Louis, Karen has been creating and teaching mosaics in art centers, maker spaces and her own studio for the last 25 years. She creates mosaics for both personal and private collections, both interior and exterior. Portable works, installations and public artworks are all part of her portfolio. Through her playful teaching she excels at bringing the artist out of every student in a fun and accepting atmosphere.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Note: Students are welcome to bring any materials they wish to incorporate into their work

• Think outside the box: recycled bottle caps, old jars of rusty screws, buttons, pebbles from a beach walk and bits of any collections you have are great

• Please wear closed toed shoes and clothing that can get dirty (or bring an apron!)

Intermediate/Advanced students are encouraged to bring:

• Favorite cutting tools (traditional or non-traditional)

• Double-wheeled nippers

• Side-biter nippers

• Hammers

• Portable hardies

• Tweezers (if you use them)


• Side-biter tile nippers (purchase online or at big box hardware stores)

• Double-wheeled nippers (purchase online through

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Substrates: will be pre-made and ready to hang.

• Mosaic materials: Stained glass, various glass tiles, slate, ceramics, handmade tile, hardware, odds and ends of my studio stash!

• Cutting tools: double-wheeled nippers, side-biter nippers

• Adhesives: thinset mortar, epoxies for special materials if needed

• Sample templates if you choose to use them

• Nitrile gloves

• Eye protection for those who don't wear glasses

• Mixing cups

• Tools for adhesives

• Rags

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