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Mosaics From Plates: Design, Style, and Pattern with Angele Hanansen
April 28, Friday, 9am – 4pm.
Description:
It is not just about smashing plates! In this informative workshop you will learn about the masterful ways of transforming ceramic plates into artfully designed mosaics. We will discuss technical secrets of breaking the plates in a controlled way, methods of designing mosaics based on image patterns, and how to skillfully plan out and finish the mosaic. All levels welcome.
Tuition: $250, materials included.
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Introduction to Stone Mosaics with Yakov Hanansen
May 20-21, Saturday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm.
Description:
Every stone has a story. Learn how to work with different types of stones to create your next mosaic.  Students will practice precision stone cutting on a hardie, tumbling, and assembling a mosaic in reverse, then attaching it to a permanent substrate. Indoor and outdoor  installations will be discussed. All levels welcome.
Tuition: $560, materials included.
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Andamento and Abstraction: Making it Work with Angele Hanansen
June 11, Sunday, 9am – 4pm.
Description:
Students will study the importance of line, directional flow, and color in creating abstract mosaics. The beginning of the workshop will be dedicated to learning design aspects of the abstract mosaic, learning the tricks of successful andamento, and coming up with the color scheme. Second part of the workshop will feature a  hands-on practice of enlarging a section of the mosaic “to-scale” and drawing out an andamento. Backsplash design and installation will be discussed.
Tuition: $270, materials included.
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Shading and Color in Mosaic Medium with Angele Hanansen
June 25, Sunday, 9am – 5pm.
Description:
In this workshop students will study how to better understand the relationship between colors and tone and how to apply this knowledge to their mosaic. We will complete a drawing from observation or a photograph, learn how to pick out the right color palette for a mosaic, and study the importance of a tonal gradient when choosing tesserae. Students can bring an image or an object to work from. All levels welcome.
Tuition: $250, all included.
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Stepping Stone Mosaics For Outdoor Use with Yakov Hanansen
October 28-29, 9am – 5pm.
Description:
In this intensive workshop students will learn how to cast mosaics into concrete. Students will practice working with different materials suitable for the outdoors including cutting stone on a hardie, tumbling, assembling mosaic, and casting.  All levels welcome.
Tuition: $560, materials included.
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Composition Theory and Practice with Angele Hanansen
June 25, Saturday, 9am – 4pm.
Description:
Fear no more! In this intensive workshop learn how to create compositions that are engaging, striking, and unique. The hands-on practice will include study of line, shapes, form, tonal and color characteristics, and the study of balance, resonance, and rhythm between the shapes. Students will work on paper in watercolor or gouache. Level: beginner/intermediate
Tuition: $240
To Register: by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com

Mosaic Portraiture with Yulia Hanansen
Dates: 2 days, Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15, 10am-5pm, at Unicorn Art Studio.

Description:

This workshop is focused on learning how to create a portrait in a mosaic medium. Working from a photograph you will learn how to transform a portrait into a mosaic. Double reverse technique will be shown as an alternative method for portraiture making. Portraiture andamento (layout flow), face structure, shading, flesh tone, color choices, and precision cutting, will be extensively discussed during this class. We will pay special attention to the details such as eyes, expression, nose, lips, ears, hair. You will have a choice of working with either stained glass tiles or many colors of smalti. Choose your own portrait in advance or work on a provided image. Make a copy of a classical artwork, or follow a photograph. Board size: 10"x12" or similar. All levels are welcome. Absolute beginners are required to take 4 class sessions at Unicorn Art Studio prior to attending this workshop to learn the basic mosaic skills.

Tuition: $455, includes tuition, materials, and exclusive multi-page booklet in color written by Yulia Hanansen for this workshop, (add extra $50 if working with smalti)

To Register: e-mail yhanansen@mosaicsphere.com or call Yulia at (734) 717-3203. You can also register with Unicorn Art Studio directly by phone (212)741-9346 or e-mail: info@mosaicmaster.com