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Mosaic Classes Information:

Learn techniques from professional mosaic artists, and create magnificent mosaics for yourself! 

The studio offers mosaic classes for people of all ages, beginners and those with some experience.  During the class time, our instructors will help you create a design for your mosaic and help you figure out the most effective method for realizing it. 

World-Class Instructors: Mosaics Classes are instructed by Angele & Yakov Hanansen, who have Masters of Fine Arts degrees and 40 years of experience in mosaic art projects. You are welcome to visit the studio, see the artwork, and meet the instructors!

Techniques we teach: Direct and indirect methods, casting and 3D methods for indoor and outdoor applications. Materials used for projects: glass, smalti, glass tiles, porcelain tiles, stone tesserae, mosaics made out from broken plates..

Most of our classes are ongoing, so you can start any day upon availability of space.

Mosaic classes sessions are taught at these times:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Class Rates and Fees:

  • Level 1: 7 Introductory Sessions: $540, plus materials fee. Sessions include an introduction to the history of mosaic art, overview of different materials and techniques, use of mosaic making tools, working on a personal project with instruction of. Beginners materials project fee: $40 for projects out of stained glass up to 1 sq/ft in size.  Natural stone, tile, smalti, plates and other materials available as well, please ask for pricing. The fee for larger projects will be prorated according to the project size and selection of the materials.
  • 2 Hour Introduction Only Session: $220. This lesson is designed for those who would like a 2-hour Intensive class on mosaic techniques and materials.
  • Level 2: $500, plus material fee, 10 sessions, 2 hrs long each. These sessions are for those who completed Beginner Level 1 sessions or upon approval of the instructor.
  • Level 3: Intermediate/Advanced Level, $50 per 2 hr session, plus materials fee. Take as many sessions as you wish. All the students must complete Level 2 in order to take Level 3. In addition to the techniques learned in previous levels students can learn how to create mosaic portraits and figures in classical and contemporary techniques.
  • Projects: Choose any size or type of project to make, such as a wall mosaic on a panel, mirror frames, backsplashes, portraits, tables, vases, etc. Make it for yourself or give it as a special gift!

    Class Duration: All session are 2 hrs long. You can take as many sessions as you wish. Some students come to our studio for years, enjoying inspiring environment and trying out different techniques.  We provide you with all the tools that you need for work in class.  In addition, some materials including stain glass, smalti, ceramic tile, plates, marble and other natural stones, are available for purchase for use in class.

    No previous mosaic making experience is required in order to take a class and All Levels are welcome!

    Registration: Please, call (212)741-9346 or e-mail us at to register. You can attend more then one session per week, or can attend a few sessions in a day if you wish. Typically students choose one or two time periods per week, and keep attending those same time periods from week to week.

    Mosaic Parties: Come to the studio for 2-4 hours or full day with your friends or kids and make something unique! Work on one project in a group or make individual mosaics. Tools are provided. 4-12 people per party. Call for rates and times.

    Attendance: The number of students in each class period is limited. Once signed up students are expected to attend their class during the time they signed up for. Class re-scheduling and cancellation should be made in advance via phone or e-mail.

    Gift Certificates for classes are available.

    Class Location: Unicorn Art Studio, Inc. is located in New York City, at 150 West 28th Street Suite 1402. (between 6 and 7 Avenues), tel. (212)741-9346.

    Special Mosaic Workshops at Studio in addition to ongoing classes:

    Mosaics From Plates: Design, Style, and Pattern  with Angele Hanansen,   August 25, 2019, Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Introduction to Stone Mosaics  with Yakov Hanansen,   September 14-15, 2019, Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Realistic Mosaic Portrature   with Yulia Hanansen,   October 12-13, 2019, Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Andamento and Abstraction: Making it Work   with Angele Hanansen,   October 27, 2019, Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Shading and Color in Mosaic Medium   with Angele Hanansen,   November 16, 2019, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Holliday Gifts   with Angele Hanansen,  December 8, 2019, Sunday 12p.m. – 6p.m.

    Holliday Gifts   with Angele Hanansen,  February 8, 2020, Sunday 12p.m. – 6p.m.

    Portrature from Plates   with Angele Hanansen,  February29, March 1, 2020, Saturday 9a.m. - 1p.m., Sunday 12p.m. – 6p.m.

    Stepping Stone Mosaics For Outdoors   with Yakov Hanansen,  March 21–22, 2020, Saturday 9a.m. - 1p.m., Sunday 12p.m. – 6p.m.

    Composition Theory and Practice   with Angele Hanansen,   January 18, 2020, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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