2017 Mosaic Workshops with Yulia Hanansen:
Mosaic Sphere Studio, Yulia's studio space, Baltimore, MD:
"Flower Mosaics for Beginners: Images, Materials, and Techniques"
When: May 19-20 (Friday-Saturday)
Description: Excited about mosaic art but don't know how to start? Want to make a mosaic flower and need help figuring it out? Sign up for this informative workshop and learn about materials, layout techniques, and aesthetic considerations in flower mosaic-making. Stained glass types, substrates and adhesives are thoroughly discussed in this workshop. During the hands-on part students get to practice transferring image onto a substrate, cutting and nipping glass, layout techniques, defining a color palette, and more. Skill level:beginner/some or little experience. Note: space is limited to 4-5 participating students.
Tuition: $350, plus $45 materials fee (includes glass, substrates, grout, adhesives, use of tools at the studio)
Touchstone Center for
Crafts, Farmington, PA (60 mi SE of Pittsburgh):
"Interpreting Master Paintings into Mosaics: in glass or smalti"
When: 1 Week, June 11-June 15 (Sunday-Thursday) Register
with Touchstone Center for Crafts.
Description: May it be a Van Gogh's "Starry Night", a watercolor landscape by Sargent, or a portrait by Rembrandt, many of these artworks can be effectively translated into a mosaic medium. With help of Yulia Hanansen you will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through and add finishing touches to your mosaic, and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation we will be practicing a double reverse method for glass and working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate. Stained glass and/or smalti will be used for creating these mosaics. Individual instruction is supplemented with demos on cutting and layout, and a trip to a Youghiogheny glass factory. Adhesives, substrates, handouts, hammers, hardies, and other supplies are provided. Students must bring their own glass and/or smalti. Images provided by the instructor. Workshop Level: all levels are welcome
Special Note: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a very special place which was built for artistic inspiration. City folks who love nature will do great! If you love nature, don't mind spotty cell coverage (land line is always available) and internet hot-spot on the porch, don't mind living in a cabin, love beautifully prepared food, want to work in an art studio (24/7, if you wish), want personal attention to your project, and want to meet new people- come to Touchstone! I'll be there!
Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) conference 2017, Detroit, MI:
"Layered Glass Mosaics"
When: 1 day Intensive, May 4, SOLD OUT
Description: This visually attractive technique is about a free flow of tesserae used in layers creating effects of overlap, transparency, and volume. Whether it’s a mosaic depicting vast space, a detail of an animal, or a close-up of a flower, your artwork will surely have an extra dimension added to it, it will create a visual feast for the viewer. Step into infinity, even after the last tessera fills the base layer there are many more to be placed on top in intricate structures and overlaps. This workshop starts with a slide presentation on layered mosaics and a demo. The hands-on part concentrates on technical and optical effects produced with this technique. Individual instruction is supplemented with demos on selecting a color palette, cutting Yulia’s signature brush-stroke (boat) tesserae, and structural variations in layering. All the participants must bring: wheel cutter, tweezers, eye protection (eye glasses work well), pencil, pen, one flat plastic lid. Glass, adhesives, substrates, handouts, and other supplies will be provided. Images will be provided by the instructor.
Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA:
Interpreting Paintings into Mosaics
When: September 9-10 (Saturday-Sunday)
Description: Fascinated by Van Gogh's impressionist art? Like Jon Sargent's watercolors or a portrait by Rembrandt? All these artworks can be translated into a mosaic medium by using stained glass as paint and cutting and nipping tools as brushes. Students will learn how to decipher the sequence in which the artwork was created, how to start, follow through and add finishing touches to the mosaic, and how to pick out proper colors and assign effective andamento (the flow). To ease the process of translation the students have a choice to use a double reverse method for glass working directly over the image. Because the layout takes place right on top of the image and the pieces are adhered to a sticky film first, the method makes the color and shape matching less complicated and the whole layout process faster. After the layout is complete, the mosaic is securely adhered to a permanent substrate. Board size: 10"x12", glass, adhesives and other materials are provided. Students need to bring tools for cutting and nipping glass and an image. More detailed list will be sent to students prior to the workshop's start.
To Register: contact Falmouth Art Center
Unicorn Art Studio,
Inc, New York City, NY:
Mosaic Portraiture with Yulia Hanansen
When: October 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday)
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
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)
You can also register with Unicorn Art Studio directly by phone
(212)741-9346 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Mosaic Workshops with Yulia Hanansen pending:
Maryland Mosaics, Owings Mills, MD:
"Flower Exploration in Mosaic Art"
When: TBD. Register through Maryland Mosaics.
Description: Georgia O’Keefe did it in her paintings, you will do it in mosaics! Learn how to translate flowers in your photos or paintings into realistic and powerful mosaics. In this 2-day workshop we will explore the following: mosaicking flowers, flower structure, closeups, depth of field, choosing a color palette, effectively portraying flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass tiles. We will be using Yulia’s signature “brush-stroke” tesserae that you will learn how to cut during the workshop. Images provided or bring your own upon approval of the instructor. All the materials provided. Wheeled nippers will be available for use during the class. Glass cutters and pliers can be purchased or bring your own tools. All skill levels are welcome.