About the Master Instructor:
Yulia Hanansen, an award-winning artist and educator, has taught hundreds of people how to make and appreciate mosaics. Her workshops are geared towards the individual approach to each student. She takes care in understanding student needs and expectations. She is an honest critic and a strong instructor with the lifetime of training in fine arts. Yulia's classes have inspired many people to continue making mosaics beyond the classroom and into a professional world.
Yulia has been a guest artist at multiple workshops and studios around the country including: SAMA conferences, CMA conference, Unicorn Art Studio in New York City; Maryland Mosaics; Renaissance Studio, Asheville, NC; Cape Cod Mosaics, Falmouth, MA; Touchstone Center for Crafts, PA; Maverick Mosaics, Vienna, VA; Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY and many others.
Workshops with Yulia Hanansen:
Listed in chronological order by Month.
2018 Workshops and Dates
Location: SAMA conference 2018, Boston, MA
Layered Glass Mosaics: Structure and Form
When: Thursday, March 15, 8am-5pm
Description: Layered Glass 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. You 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. 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: wheeled 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.
Note: this workshop is only available for registered SAMA members.
Location: Mosaic Sphere Studio, Baltimore, MD
A homage to Georgia O’Keeffe
When: Sat-Sun, April 14-15, 10am-5pm
Description: Flowers, skulls, and landscapes- choose your own project based on Georgia O'Keeffe's painting an interpret it in a mosaic technique. It can be a copy of a painting or a composition inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's painting. Stained glass will be used in a variety of shapes and colors. Students will have an option of working in a double-reverse technique.
Space is limited to 5 students.
Location: Touchstone Center for Crafts, an artist retreat, Farmington, PA
Flower Power: Mosaic Flower Portraits in Realistic Style
When: September 14-16
Description: Each flower is like a person, an individual with its own character, beauty, and secrets. In this workshop, you will discover how to portray flowers as individuals. We will base the images on photos or realistic drawings, which we will then translate into the language of mosaics. We will explore the following: flower structure, close-ups, depth of field, choosing a color palette, effectively portraying flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with stained glass. Learn how to cut dynamic shapes in Yulia’s signature” brush-stroke” cut, or use traditional tesserae cuts to compose your image. Workshop will start on Friday evening with Power Point presentation and discussion of workshop goals. We will proceed the next day with the demo and hands-on practice. Scholarships available for qualifying students! Contact the center.
Location: MSOP, Philadelphia, PA
Interpreting Paintings Into Mosaics
When: September 29-30
Description: Fascinated by an impressionist art? Admire Jon Sargent's watercolors or a portrait by Rembrandt? All these artworks can be translated into a mosaic medium 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.
Location: Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Arts, Santa Barbara, CA.
Flower Mosaic Workshop with Yulia Hanansen
When: 2 workshops October 22-23 (sold out!) and October 24-25
Description: In this two day intensive workshop, students will learn how to translate flowers from photos or paintings into realistic and powerful mosaic statements. Students will work on exploring; flower structure, choosing a color palette, andamento, effectively portraying flower details, composition, layout, visual relationship between and object and a background, and technical aspects of working with stained glass tesserae. For tessera shape students will be using Yulia’s signature “brushstroke” cut that you will learn to nip during the workshop. Students will work on a 10″x 12″ substrate, using stained glass and a PVA adhesive. A presentation and hands-on demonstration will be given at the start of the workshop followed by individual practice and copious amounts of individual instruction.
Images will be provided or you can bring your own based on prior approval by Yulia. All skill levels are welcome.
Location: Ed Hoy International
Flower Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen
When: November 8-9, Thursday-Friday
Description: In this workshop, you will discover how to portray flowers as individuals using stained glass tiles. Each flower is like a person, an individual with its own character, beauty, and secrets. We will base the images on photos or realistic drawings, which we will then translate into the language of mosaics. We will explore the following: flower structure, close-ups, depth of field, choosing a color palette, effectively portraying flower details, composition, andamento and layout, and technical aspects of working with stained glass. Learn how to cut dynamic shapes in Yulia’s signature ”brush-stroke” cut, or use traditional tesserae cuts to compose your image. Workshop will be accompanied by a PP presentation on flower mosaics and hands-on demos.
More workshops coming up in 2018/2019! Stay tuned!
Locations: Boston (SAMA), Philadelphia, New York, and more!